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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Another UFO Hits the Dust


I finished this quilt top, Stash Buster by Linda of Linda's Quiltmania, in January 2014.  I began quilting it shortly after and accomplished quite a bit, then stopped.  When I quilt a sampler quilt, I like to quilt each block differently.  That makes it a slower process, so when my creativity dried up, I put it aside. 
Last week I resumed and got it finished.  
Some blocks look great with some heavy thread work, like these:
I like the way the prints are raised when the quilting is thick like this.



 And some blocks have a spare amount of quilting, like these:

On a few of the blocks I tried the long stitch hand quilting technique, using embroidery thread, and I enjoyed that, but this is a big quilt and holding it, even in the large hoop I use, was clumsy.
I was uncertain about doing something in the sashing, but decided to back away and let it be.  
The backing has almost as many pieces as one of the blocks:)

I have a few more tops that need quilting, and of course, there are new projects to begin, so I think I'll go and find something work on today.
Enjoy your week ahead.
God Bless You.

2 comments:

sunny said...

It's beautiful! I'm trying to learn some new quilting techniques, and deciding on a design for each quilt/block/element is the hardest part for me. Thanks for some great ideas!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think you did a lovely job. Sometimes a quilt has to sit as we grow in our skills. And I just love pieced backs for samplers - just adds to the element of the whole quilt.