Thursday, 22 January 2015

Night Flowers - Quilting Options

I'm playing with quilting designs for Night Flight. First, I picked out the threads. Mmm, yummy! Yep, I'm going to mix it up with different thread weights and brands. I'm such a badass.


Next, I tried some different motifs with dry erase markers on my plexiglass trial quilting sheets.

First up, matchstick quilting with triangular spirals.

That's a lot of starts and stops.

Arrow spirals. I like that flow a lot better and somewhat fewer stops and starts. 

Maybe something different in the negative space though, like this maze.

Or maybe a smaller version.

And then I decided to play with the walking foot quilting style I learned from Heather Lair.

I'm definitely smitten with one of them. Can you guess which one?

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Light As A Feather

Last April, I showed you my test Feather block from Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt, as well as some directions for doing this block as a bee block.

For this bee block, I provided the solid background (creams and beiges) and grey for the the feather spine. I asked my OMQG Bee mates to use medium value scraps for the feather edges.

I was tidying up my studio the other day and realized that I hadn't shared these beauties and that it was time to start working on this quilt again.

I am definitely "hearting" these blocks! Thanks bee mates!

I think I'll add more beiges to spread the feathers out and maybe make another block or two.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Finishing-Along for Q1

Happy Friday! I'm hoping to participate in the 2015 Finish-Along a bit more than I did in 2014. This year, Adrianne at On the Windy Side is leading the charge. 

For this quarter, I'm hoping to finish:

Project Prism:There's another project that I'll be doing this quarter, but I don't have the fabrics just yet. 

Linking up with the Q1 Finish-Along! How about you?

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Night Flight - A Finished Top

Quick Fix > Quick Scraps > Quick Top! Well, I couldn't get that strip of HSTs out of my head so I ended up sticking with those Kona scraps from Quick Fix and pairing it with some Kona Charcoal. Very, very happy with the piecing -- most of the points actually meet! :D

Now I'm playing with the placement of the strip. 

Leaning (ha ha) towards asymmetry:

More negative space:


Still more negative space:

Opinions always welcome! 

Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday and Oh Scrap! Check them out for some scrappy goodness.
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