Sunday, November 29, 2009

QOV Done, and the next Kaleidoscope Quilt

This is ready for it's new home It's approximately 62 x 78 inches. Below is a closer look at the quilting - from PatsyThompsonDesigns.com, called Loosey-Goosey Revolving Axis patterns. (I'm still not sure of the difference between Revolving Axis and Rotating Axis but ... )

This pattern works well for me, given the space I have on my machine, and my own hand movements - oh yeah, and one I can do reasonably well. I had no negative issues with the Dritz basting gun tabs at this point (crud to my earlier experience learning that basting technique!) and will try that method of basting yet another time.

Here's the start of my Fairy Quilt (above, a little dull in this photo). See that melon strip, with the orange-y blotches - those blotches are fairies (directional fabric), and for the last several months, I've NOT been able to figure what blends nicely with it. I HAD 2 yards of it, but it just didn't 'do' for a border. So I bowed to temptation and bought the 2 1/2 yards of fairies (laying in the center of the photo) from Keepsake Quilting. I've NEVER spent that much $ on fabric, but it IS gorgeous, and now, can pull fabrics using the newest Fairy Fabric.

I'm trying a different technique, and will make 2 strip sets of the SAME fabrics, sizes, order etc. One set will be pressed UP and the next set will be pressed down. This way, my K. blocks will look more like Rosettes. And the wedges will butt up neatly next to one another, with seams closely aligned. This is not much more work than earlier methods, but the optic illusion will not be visible. I'm already starting to like it!


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17 comments:

*karendianne. said...

mmm, lots of new options with the new Fairy Fabric. That's really really pretty. I'm excited with you to see the new Rosettes come to life. Your QOV finish is a huge WOW! Elaine, I just have to really say it firmly ~ this is a lovely gift you've made. A quilt to shine down love and life. I'm absolutely impressed!!!

Nancy said...

What a stunner your QOV is. The pattern and the fabric work well together. Nice Job!

*karendianne. said...

Elaine, my Dad recently got in touch with an old friend (thru facebook) and noticed she's involved in QOV. He asked me about it. Would you mind if I shared this picture with him so he could see one that was finished - by a friend of mine rather than thru the QOV link?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Elaine, the quilting is beautiful. I've got Patsy's DVD, but have only had time to watch the first couple of segments. I want to take the time to watch it and practice. Your quilt looks fabulous!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely job on the QOV! Keep us posted on the fairy assemblage. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Joyce said...

Beautiful work on the QQV quilt.
Sometimes it's worth it to spend a bit more on fabric if it's exactly what you need/want.

LC said...

Looking good, Elaine. Your quilting inspires me to also get into my DVDs that I've not yet watched.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Your quilting is fabulous Elaine.

Meggie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love your work!!

Nettie said...

Really loving your QOV. And i think the new fairy fabric purchase was *necessary*.

Kay said...

That's a beautiful QOV, sure to be appreciated.

MARCIE said...

Your QOV quilt turned out great, and I LOVE your quilting! Someone will be totally thrilled to receive this!

Judy Laquidara said...

Your QOV is beautiful and going to make someone feel very appreciated!

dot said...

Very nice and someone is going to be very lucky to get this.

JuJu said...

That is one beautiful QOV!! Thank you for making this quilt for our veterans. I visit your blog about everyday, enjoy it! Again thanks for the QOV--Julia, QOV, POC Quilts Across America, June 2009

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful quilt, as usual, Elaine. I love your choice of colors - some of my favorites. blessings, marlene

Mary said...

The QOV looks great! You did a nice job on the quilting too. It is a little tight in those MRI's isn't it? Glad you didn't panic.