Sunday, December 15, 2019

Floral Triangles Quilting Progress

This week I made it completely across the row I was quilting. That's because the pieced blocks quilt faster than the applique blocks. I forgot to take a picture of the whole row and I've already rolled the quilt, ready to start quilting again.


From the left, side border.









And the rest of the blocks.













You may have noticed that some of the curliques on the bottom of the stems are kind of pleated.Originally I was using bias I had made but I didn't like the way that looked, so I switched to back basting. The more smooth curliques are back basted.

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20 comments:

Frances Meredith said...

Beautiful stitching

Chris said...

I had not noticed the difference. I used both techniques in my Cherries quilt. I love seeing the hand quilting effect.

Design Originals by KC said...

I had not noticed the pleated areas until you pointed them out... next project you back baste can you share a bit about how you do that... I can make bias but I like your back basted finished stems BETTER! :) Lovely quilting and photos of your quilting <3 Have a wonderful week! Kathi

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

what kind of batting did you use? I love the almost "puffiness" going on I don't know how else to say it - love it

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting. I love seeing your progress!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Backbasting is a lifesaver when we need to do those fine curves. I remember the frustration I had on some vase handles till I tried to backbaste them. Your quilt is just going to be a masterpiece so many wonderful stitches and colors.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I've started using wool batts exclusively for hand quilting, stitches so much easier.

Sarah said...

Your quilting is stunning! I've also been admiring your lovely blocks from fridays post. I must get back to my happy little things project!

Kim said...

Just look at all your beautiful quilting....amazing really! My goodness this quilt is a beauty!

Susan Stanton said...

This quilt is going to be amazing when it's finished. I love watching the progress that you are making on it each week!

Jenny said...

I'm enjoying seeing your hand quilting each time as you work on this lovely quilt.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow!!! that is just gorgeous!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

This is such a beautiful, timeless quilt. Your stitches are so even!!

Sue said...

Beautiful work Gretchen. Back basting is my preferred method of applique.

grammajudyb said...

Absolutely spectacular!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

This is amazing to view and what beautiful photos too Gretchen.

Denise :) said...

The quilting makes such an amazing difference to your beautiful quilt! It's really lovely!! :)

canuckquilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful. All that precised hand quilting and hand applique are a delight for the eyes.

QuiltGranma said...

Yes, I have found that to be so much easier than others, as well. And in case of fire... did you know... that wool resists burning?

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