Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Monday, 18 July 2011

Flying Geese Appliqué Quilt

The quilting is going well, all the feather borders are done around the appliques, it was quite a challenge when doing the centre block to match the feathers in the surrounding blocks, I nearly bottled it and did another design there because I didn't think I would be able to sew them to match, it worked out quite well.


In hindsight I wish I'd made a template for the wavy quilting lines around the blocks, so that they all matched perfectly, I used my bendable ruler this time and if it had been for just one block it would have been fine.

I still haven't decided what filler to do inside the feather borders yet, I'm thinking maybe bubbles to match the feather spines, it would take an awful lot of bubbles thou!

I have started the quilting in the half squares, they were really intimidating me at one point yesterday as they looked so big, I knew I wanted to do some sort of feather, but not one big feather motif and I'm really pleased that I went with the feather fillers instead and with a different type spine for me.

I need to do more quilting around and maybe on the applique, to help it lie flatter!

There's loads more quilting to be done on this yet, it is really eating up the hours!


This post is linked to Design Wall Monday over at Patchworktimes.

Happy sewing!

Patricia

15 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Wow! your quilting is beautiful! Love it!

LynCC said...

Well, it's worth every hour it's eating! Let it have its fill - this is going to be absolutely gorgeous! I love the pebbly spines on your white-square feathers. Also, I don't think it detracts one bit from your quilt that you didn't have a stencil for the waves of the applique blocks. They look terrific together!!!

Sally Hamilton said...

This is exquisite!

Happy Room Diana said...

What wonderful quilting, this quilt is just beautiful

Kris said...

Your feathers are lovely. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Mary said...

I love Feathers and Your Bendable ruler worked as far as I can see. You can't rush if you want it done without having to use that dreaded Ripping rool.

Gari said...

Custom quilting is quite daunting, isn't it? And you are doing a wonderful job. This quilt is already singing because of what you are putting on it. Keep up the good work. And, take a break from it as often as you need.

Quilter Kathy said...

So beautiful..looks perfect to me :)

Gail said...

Great job, stop being so hard on yourself, anyone but you looking at it won't see anything but a fabulous job.

Susan Torrens said...

Lovely feathers! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Cathy said...

It is bee-you-tee-full!!!! You are doing a fabulous job with the quilting. A beauty, for sure.

marcella said...

Your quilting is turning out so lovely! What great feathers you can do.

Alycia said...

A lot more to do - yes - but so gorgeous!!! I love what you have done so far.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilting!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

beautiful feathering patricia. very nicely done. do you enter your quilts in competitions?