23 May 2012

wednesday wip


I am loving hand quilting more and more. This top has been waiting in line since may 2011. Several quilting designs have been considered. 

I decided to just go for it and echo quilt the stars, using 1/2" space; Hera marker and acrylic ruler, perle cotton no 16 and embroidery needles... Starting by pinning on the soft and slim Quilters Dream Cotton Request. Folding in and basting the edges to cover up the raw cotton edge (saving the clothes from all the fluff).


Using three shades of pink, and off white thread...


Improvising as I go along...





Most of the quilting blends into the backing...


One of the lovely things about this voile, is how well the 54" wide fits as a back for medium size lap quilts. This magenta piece was washed twice with color catchers. I might regret using it?

For now, I am in love with the softness, the colors and how easy the needle works through the fabric. This is the second backing in a row (see previous post). And I might just have ordered the third...

; )

We are having the most lovely, warm weather. It came as a shock to the system after the coldest, wettest national day ever, just last week.

Wish you all a lovely wednesday!

19 comments:

Barb said...

what a great 4patch star quilt. Love the colors and your quilting looks really great.
enjoy the lovely weather!

Mary said...

Oh gosh! You are using all my favorites! I love hand quilting with perle cotton, quilters dream is fantastic and I adore using voile as a backing fabric! Nothing beats voile for softness...it is scrumptous!!!

Cathy said...

I love everything about it Marit, your stars, your hand quilting (divine), your gorgeous backing fabric. Beautiful! xo

Sadie said...

Your quilt looks so beautiful! Love the hand quilting, and the backing must be so soft!

Fran said...

What a beautiful quilt! Stars are top of my list for what to do next...

Teje said...

Hi Marit! Your star quilt looks really beautiful! I love how you have made the stars using different fabrics, lots of white and hadn quilting gives so much for a quilt! x Teje

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful hand quilting around the stars!
Glad to here the weather has improved. Hopefully it will last as my family and I will be in Norway in about a month from now! :D

Nifty Quilts said...

Stunning! I'm so glad you're able to enjoy hand-quilting again.

verykerryberry said...

What a luxury, the voile will be such a great sensory experience being on the reverse! The quilting is beautiful, subtle and understated

♥Duff said...

You know what? I'm loving hand quilting more and more--because I see it on your blog! I wish i had the patience and time... I guess I'll keep drooling over your creations!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

That is just lovely! I love your hand quilting. It really adds a great texture to the quilt. So pretty!

Tilonino said...

Nydelig Marit :) Du er så flink med alt fra maskinsøm til håndsøm, farger og teknikker. Gleder meg til å se den
Klem fra Tine

amandajean said...

wow, that is gonna be one gorgeous quilt. your quilting is the icing on the cake! you do beautiful work, Marit. simply beautiful!

Judy said...

What a neat way to hand quilt! I bet it feels wonderful to slow down, take out your needle and to just feel the soft fabric in your hands. I can't remember the last time that I hand quilted....

Chase said...

Simply sweet and how I love your hand-quilting! The voile is so soft and the hand-quilting looks great in the back!! Stars looks so great!! Love your work!

Janet said...

Your handquilting is lovely! I love the texture it adds.

Kim said...

I just love quilting in colors! doesn't it just add so much to the quilt? This is super looking, and the white background really makes it feel so fresh and bright. Lovely quilt just perfect.

Happy sewing

Penny from S.C. said...

Where do you get your pearl cotton? I seem to have a hard time finding it, especially in pretty colors. Love your work! Thanks

Char said...

I love the quilting on this one!