Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Monday, 28 February 2011

Design Wall Monday

I've beavered away this week on my quilt, but it's really slow progress, being only the third quilt that I have hand appliqued, I'm still getting used to the fact, that even after hours of stitching... only a small area is finished!

 

This photo looks like I sew in the dark!

The centre buds have all been machine blanket stitched, it made a lovely change to be on my sewing machine.

The centre applique is all done apart from three leaves left to sew on  (thankfully)


The corner design has been worked out, there are buds ready to be sewn on to the stalks.

I have decided how to quilt it, I want to do my first feather wreath in the middle, with small circles in between the two rows of feathers and then some feathers in the borders.

But..   I'm new to feathers and they still frighten the hell out of me! but that's how I want to quilt it, so I'm just going to bite the bullet.

I do have a new audio book that I'm listening to while I sew, it's Dan Brown's Deception Point, its a great book so the time goes by quicker!

Hop over to Judy's blog to check out some more Design Wall Monday projects!

13 comments:

Tamera said...

What a beautiful quilt. You're coming along nicely. Don't be afraid of the feathers. I'm sure they'll look just great!

Quilter Kathy said...

That was a fun post to read...love the clear and close up photos! Look forward to seeing how your feathers develop...I think your quilting idea is perfect!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous quilt and I am learning to quilt feathers too. They can be scary but applique is more scary to me!!!!!! Love the colors.

Bethany said...

Your colors are beautiful! Feathers aren't difficult, it just takes some practice. You'll do great!

Connie said...

It is really coming along! I just love all the applique you are doing. I just did feathers on my pillow shams and used a template which made it easy......now to learn to do it freehand.

Marti said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors and the arrangement of the applique.

Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! I just love the mix of applique and patchwork and yours is lovely.

I listen to a lot of audio-books when I'm hand appliquing-it really makes the time go by. I even write a review of the free books I listen to every Tuesday.

Josie said...

Fabulous quilt. I love hand applique but you're right... you stitch for ages and don't get very far! It's worth it in the end though. I can't even contemplate feathers... free motion brings me out in a rash! More power to you. If it feels right... do it!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it.

Vivian said...

I like this quilt. Is is from a book or magazine or an original design of yours.

Heather said...

That will be one "to die for" quilt when you're finished. I just love applique, and yours looks fantastic! I really look forward to seeing your progress. :)

Alycia said...

Beautiful. I gather that you are a patient person *grin*

joy said...

Looking good, fabulous actually. Loving it - keep on stitching.