Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weeds N Tweeds

A new hand quilting project is in the frame.

Many years ago I purchased a panel called Weeds N Tweeds from a local fabric store. There was a pattern in a quilting magazine on how to finish the panel but I didn't think that was necessary.


I added simple straight borders to my panel. I wanted looking through the window to be the center of attention, not the borders.


For the quilting, I'm experimenting with using thicker thread in varying colors, mainly Sulky #12. 

I started quilting the first border in one color thread then switched to darker color. One really nice thing about using larger thread is that it is much easier to remove the quilting stitches.



The 2nd border looks like this.

I've marked the borders with a white Sewline Fabric Pencil. 

After I'm completely finished with the quilting and binding, I'll mist water on what markings are still on the fabrics.


I'm going to free hand quilt the scene through the window using a variety of threads. I don't know if you can see but I did make black french knots on some of the flowers before quilting.

This is going to be a very slow quilting project. I won't be quilting everyday like I did on the Pastor's Attic quilt. I have three main goals with this wallhanging: 1. To finish an old project. 2. Keep my fingertips in quilting shape. 3. See how I like working with thicker thread.


Linking to Peacock PartyKathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Bambi's Show & Tell Monday, Monday MakingDesign Wall MondayBOM's AwayMoving It Forward


13 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

This looks soooo wonderful! I love how you are quilting this panel and how you finished it with your border fabric choice too... and your quilting design for those borders :)
Enjoy keeping your fingers in shape for the next big project... I hope you enjoy big stitching some too :D
Kathi

CathieJ said...

I will enjoy watching your progress. Slow quilting is fine too, but to tell you the truth it seems like you are moving along fairly quickly from what I can see.

Deb A said...

What a cute panel! I love how you decided to highlight the panel and your border quilting looks lovely.

maggie fellow said...

the hand quilting will make that a wonderful piece

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never seen you quilting a panel before - have fun

Deb said...

I just love Jacqueline Paton's designs this one is a favorite of mine, how nice to quilt the panel design a very worthy slow stitching project. Those French knots and just the right touch and the thread colors are a nice choice. It's going to be fun to watch as this progresses. Happy Stitching!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Don't you worry about that, I'm enjoying the variety of stitching on this panel. This is really fun. I think stitching the insides will be the most enjoyable. I'm sure I'll have this finished way before fall. Then I need to think of something else for the summer but I'll worry about that when it happens!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm not a panel person, normally I just can't decide what to do with them. I thought this one was so pretty though I bought it. I am having fun, this is so different for me.

Karrin Hurd said...

What a beautiful project!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great way to try new products and threads! I love the two borders designs you are using!
Enjoy your hand quilting!!

K Reeves said...

This is a lovely panel, I will enjoy watching you bring it to life!

Miaismine said...

You've done a great job with your design! I'm sure you hand quilting will enhance it's beauty - especially with all those different colored threads! Thank you for sharing!

Gail K said...

I just love your designs. I have just started embroidering with my new machine. So let me know if you can give me some lessons!