Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Quilting Progress...

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I'm making more progress on quilting the 'Here's My Heart' quilt.  Slowly, but surely, it's getting done.  I wish I'd kept track of how many hours I've worked on it.  I'll have to do that on my next one.  I know it's a great deal longer than I expected it to be.  When I last shared pictures, I had yet to finish the Diane-Shiko in the center.   It's done now.   That took a while, but was pretty mindless sewing.

Center of Here's My Heart
Then I moved on to the first border.  I'm using YLI 100 wt silk thread in various colors to quilt the entire piece.  I started quilting the border with a feather design and had all the spines quilted in place as well as some of the feathers when I decided the thread color was all wrong.  There just wasn't enough contrast and you couldn't see the quilting very well.  Why spend hours and hours on a design if it wasn't going to show up?  So I spent another couple of hours ripping it out before starting over with another color.  It wasn't a lot of fun to take it out, but I'm much happier with the design now.

Of course, it's much easier to see from the back...

And here are a few closeups of the feathers...

The next border is scalloped and I'm trying my hand at some curved cross-hatching in it.  Again, this is something new for me, but I'm liking the effect so far.  Then there's just one more border which is the simplest one and I should be finished with this little quilt.  All in good time I suppose!  I'm certainly learning a lot and trying a bunch of new techniques.

Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. 
Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)


  1. I think it looks fabulous! You picked a hard design with the cathedral window quilting. It looks great! It'll be an heirloom for sure.

  2. That is very cute. I enjoy my thread catcher!


  3. Beautiful! The back is almost as good as the front! Congrats!

  4. Was happy to read "this small quilt" otherwise I'd be on my way to the .....bin with more envy than I could handle. It is just breath-taking, Dee. Keep up the wonderful efforts to learn along the way.

  5. Amazing work! It`s so beautiful!

  6. Dee, this is beautiful. I am missing my machine quilting practice.