Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Border quilting solution


This is my solution to the border. One quilting line was not enough - this is a wide space - 3 inches - so I went over it a second time, deliberately NOT on top of the previous line, as the thread was variegated. I kinda like it. The outside will most likely be the same, and I'm not sure if anything needs to be quilted on the ribbon itself. This goes FAST! (The seam ripper is there for scale.)

One of the disadvantages of machine quilting on a DSM is that there is more 'poofiness' for lack of a better word, while the work is in process. But when completed, and blocked, it will be fine.

We have another week ahead of absolutely gorgeous days of 78 degrees - I'm planning another basting project this weekend, since this particular quilt should be done. Oh yeah, Saturday, there is that sale at one of my LQSs. 8-)

I pieced the back - wish I had NOT. Somehow I don't have the artistic flair for piecing backs - it always looks like patchwork! LOL

BTW, my SIL LOVED her small "Mother Earth" quilt - it arrived safely in Wisconsin.

18 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a pretty treatment!

Lynn said...

Great design and executed well!

Bev said...

You do a wonderful job machine quilting. It looks like a longarmer did it. Great quilting.

paula, the quilter said...

Can you do a bit of ditch quilting on each side of the ribbon? love the way the leaf pokes into that area close to the ribbon.

~Joan said...

The quilting is unique and perfect for the space. Your work is always great.

~Joan

Karen said...

O like that you added the second line of stitching on the border. Especially since it is variegated thread.

Lori in South Dakota said...

you are a true artist with the quilting! I really like how it looks.

Helen said...

If you hadn't said you added the second line I would have thought that was the way it was meant to be the first time. it looks great.

Joyce said...

I am amazed that you can do such wonderful quilting on your DSM. It's beautiful.

Meggie said...

Your quilting is wonderful!! I love the border treatment, perfect!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I Love your quilting. It is beautiful. I need way more practice ;-)

MARCIE said...

Very clever to add the second line around the border quilting. It looks great! I love the way the leaf falls into the gap in the ribbon.

The Calico Quilter said...

Your border quilting is beautiful, and so imaginative - love the leaf that settles down between the ribbon twists. The quilting in the center is also wonderful. So talented!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

That is a very creative quilting design - I love it!!! The inside quilting is great too. I need to review my Patsy Thompson DVD some more. Maybe someday I can "get it" too!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the ribbon border and the quilting Elaine. Somehow I've got to make myself spend more time on borders. blessings, marlene

Candace said...

You are getting so good at the FMQing that I think you should change your blog title to Elaine Adair Quilts. Great looking pattern.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that border quilting! The second line gives such a neat effect!

Tanya said...

Oh your quilting is FANTASTIC!