Sunday, June 10, 2007

Dimensional Quilt

I’ve been really busy quilting this past week -- that’s all, and have been unable to keep up with other blogs. I’m feeling guilty. And now, there are so many MORE to check out!

My current project (NOT shown) is free-motion quilted, full of woodsy images, kinda sketchy, not solid or straight lines - things in the woods should be weedy, spider-webby, viney, crooked, leafy, grassy-filled, etc., so that’s what I’m doing. It’s for our Guild Quilt Show, so I cannot post the whole project until after July. Coming up with quilting pattern ideas takes longer than actually quilting!

Since I don’t have anything new, I will show you a dimensional quilt I made some time ago. This was for the first official class I had arranged to attend - I had taken a day vacation, etc., I was so excited. Just to be sure I didn’t look like an uneducated boob in the class, I decided to practice just a little bit before the class, and true to my nature, once I started, there was no stopping, and by the day of the class, I had the entire top pieced! So I machine quilted it, while all the others had to listen to instructions. (I was very good and did NOT pipe in with my opinions or suggestions.)

This project was from a book by Jackie Robinson. The technique is a little ‘gimicky’ -- sometimes ya wanna know how these things are done! Each block has a number of dimensional pieces in it, and I can just imagine how a child, or anyone, would love to play with those folds.


It is free-motion quilted in short boxy straight lines, which worked well.

9 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Oh Elaine! I love this piece! Can't wait to see your newest project, you get SO much accomplished.

Morah said...

Why feel guilty about not blogging? You're quilting and that's great. We'll be here. Besides it's amazing how much can be accomplished when we stay away from the computer. I signed off all of my groups and FOUND hours in every day!!!!

Dawn said...

Your story is too funny!

Jane Ann said...

"(I was very good and did NOT pipe in with my opinions or suggestions.)" Admirable restraint, my dear! NObody knows as much as a beginner!!

paula, the quilter said...

You over-achiever you, *s*
And there's been no stopping you since, huh?

Diana said...

I love the dimensional pieces. You are right, it would be great for a kid's quilt.

jovaliquilts said...

Can't believe you pieced the WHOLE TOP before the class! A kid would definitely love those pockets. Can't wait to see what you're working on now!
Cheri

anne bebbington said...

I really like those little hidey-holes and the boxy quilting is gorgeous - I can manage swoops and loops - angles are much harder I think :o)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love the 3 d look, and I really have to try free motion quilting, I think it would work for me, Tracey