Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quilting can be fun? Who knew...

Guys, I have news.  I have just finished quilting and trimming Cúchulainn.  Although that is a nice little achievement in itself, the real news is....are you ready?....I had fun quilting Cúchulainn.  WHAT!?!?  



I know.  I am as surprised as you are.  I think it was the freedom that this quilting allowed.  I could follow Eva's guidelines, or I could stray a bit.  I could play.  I think that is what is killing me with the Community Quilt quilting - the unforgiving straight lines.  So that when I am quilting all I can think is "Do not mess up.  Don't mess up!"  But here, it is so much more natural.

I used two shades of blue and one shade of green kind of playing in and out of one another.  It's simple.  Subtle.  I nearly wish I had a few more waves, but the clock is ticking and he needs to be finished off...pronto.



No binding on this quilt.  The top will be pulled to the back and stitched closed.  This project is just filled with little bits and pieces I haven't tried before, so it's a great learning experience.  Using the front to find the quilt.  New.  Adding the final hanging sleeve.  Also new.  Goodness you can nearly see me growing from there, can't you?  :)

19 comments:

CitricSugar said...

You have to love it when you get to learn new things... Your quilting is lovely and seems so organic to the quilt. I absolutely love this piece...

Manda said...

Beautiful! I am glad you enjoyed the quilting! :)

Kim said...

That is really beautiful, what a wonderful achievement. And who told you that you had to quilt in straight lines? See, your quilting looks amazing there, I always embrace the curve!

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you enjoyed this one, makes it all worth while xx

pippablue said...

Woo Hoo! Big finish. well done for sticking it out, It looks great!!

Flying Blind... said...

It looks great - make sure you take a tonne of photos of them all together! x

Irina said...

wow, it's fabulous!

Di said...

You have done a great job, especially when out of your comfort zone. It was good that the quilting allowed you some freedom. I echo FB - take lots of photos. Di xo

Nicky said...

Quilt on Cindy! Glad you are learning all that new stuff...keep it up!

Patchwork and Play said...

Learning new stuff and enjoying yourself in the process...that's a win/win in my book! And not having to bind it the regular way brings it even closer to the finish line! Congratulations on a job well done!

Karen said...

Looks grrrrrrrreat Cindy!

Sarah said...

Lovely post :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, he's looking fab, well done!

susan said...

You've done a brilliant job. I too can't wait to see all the quilts together.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fabulous, I can't wait to see if with the others!!

Annabella said...

Yea for trying something new. Looks fab Cindy and can`t wait to see them all together.

Leanne said...

That is a wonderful piece and I am so glad that you had fun doing the quilting!

Cherie said...

Congratulations on the quilting!! Glad to know you had fun doing it too! =D

Lynne said...

Ah, yes! I see the stretch marks! LOL

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