Sunday, October 10, 2010

Double Dutch, Dutch Delight, Double Delight - what the heck???

Virtually DONE!!! -- "virtually" means "almost entirely", "for the most part" -- I just have the binding to do, which will hopefully, be completed today -- uhh after groceries, laundry, etc. This is the largest quilt I've done - about 86" x 104"!

The name has changed over the 21 months because I couldn't remember the RIGHT name -- many of you recognize it from Quiltville.com, a mystery started January 2009, and made mostly of stash. I machine quilt on a DSM, a Janome MC 6500. The center is quilted in one pattern, my loosey-goosey plumey thing learned from a DVD from PatsyThompsonDesigns.com.

Each of the side setting triangles is quilted in a different motif or pattern, as is each of the individual SIDES of each border - I wanted to practice and I DID PRACTICE!!! I also used different brands of thread which was interesting.

Photos on these dark fabrics so not show well.
A number of the border quilting in the style of Sally Terry, (above, that middle border) "Hooked on Feathers." If you've not tried her "hooked" feathers, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Not difficult -- so effective!

Hint for today - I marked "implied" spines with a chalk wheel. I press hard and sometimes it doesn't go away. My friend Vonda crocheted me several kitchen scrubbies, one for my cutting mat. One side of the scrubbie is crocheted with regular yarn -- that softer side works perfectly to brush the chalk off.

19 comments:

Becky said...

Your feathers are wonderful. I tried feathers that way on one quilt - I used dark thread as someone suggested, so the feather inconsistencies showed too much. I must try her Sally Terry's technique again. I do have Patsy's DVD, so that is another option. I love this quilt - you did such an excellent job. Way to go@

Gypsy Quilter said...

Now that's a pretty quilt!

Please be careful with forcing the pencil line. In the past, I've had color pigment from Clover brand pencils imbed itself in the fabric.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on a superb finish.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Elaine, your quilts is beautiful! Great job!

Jeanne said...

Elaine, it's gorgeous! You do such wonderful work.

Lainee said...

Very nice...I'll have to check out both methods for when I make something big enough with a border.

Lynn said...

Lovely quilting - what kinds of threads did you choose to use? Good idea about the scrubby.

Lynn

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Congratulations! And that is a huge quilt, especially to do on your DSM.

I think your quilting is fantastic!

And thanks for the scrubbie tip. I've had that problem a couple of times too.

Purple Pam said...

Your quilt is beautiful no matter what the name. Your quilting is wonderful, too.

Helen in the UK said...

Another stunner! Congrats on your finish :)

Anne Ida said...

This is one gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on finishing the quilting :o)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Very beautiful and the quilting is perfect!! Looks like a huge job doing all that quilting, especially with the variety of quilting on the borders!

Joyce said...

That is a huge quilt for the DSM! Someone asked me to quilt one that size on my frame and I am intimidated! I need to get some of the quilting books you mentioned in your last post.

LC said...

You always make me feel like getting to work on my current projects... thanks again!

Katie said...

GUH, um, yeah - that's pretty durned awesome. Frikkin fantastic if you asked me - Absolutely gorgeous!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations Elaine! My DD is one of my favorite quilts...but it sure is big (and heavy). Love your quilting!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You are one brave lady to machine quilt that beautiful monster on your sewing machine. The quilting came out beautifully! Great job. It is always fun to see so many different variations of 1 pattern - your color choices really compliment each other.

Cheers! Evelyn

Roslyn said...

Your DSM quilting is really coming along Elaine & that was a large quilt for a DSM. I am really into the red,white & black this year I will have completed 4 of them buy year's end-I hope, at least that is the plan!

SubeeSews said...

When I grow up I want to quilt as you do!
Love the feathers. I do have that Hooked on Feathers book.
You tackle some LARGE quilts with you DSM!
XOXOXO Subee