Friday, May 25, 2012

Quilting Swirls for Stargazing

As you might remember, I sent off the Stargazing top and back to be quilted by the amazing Trudi of Quilting Prolifically.  We have been email chatting back and forth about the quilting pattern and the type of thread to use.  As I have a very hard time imagining things that are not right in front of me, Trudi made up samples and sent them over.  How great is she?

So, she made this gorgeous table runner and quilted it using the swirl pattern that we think might work on Stargazing.  



Isn't that going to look great? You can't see how amazing it is through this photo - her FMQ skills make me speechless.  I like the soft, airy swirls next to the sharp star points.  I think that will be lovely.


And then she made up four mini little samplers using four different types of thread so I can see the differences in their thickness or how they transition from the white background onto colored, printed fabric.


I did find one that I like a whole lot.  Hopefully it behaves its self and lets Trudi quilt without an argument.  I am so super excited to see what Trudi creates!  She's bringing it with her to the Fat Quarterly retreat, so I'll be sure to leave space in the suitcase to bring it home!  Can. Not. Wait.

17 comments:

susan said...

Trudi is brilliant. Can't wait to see your quilt.

Nicky said...

And you are going to show to us!

Or else we will just have to sneak it out of your case...

Patchwork and Play said...

How exciting!! It's going to look wonderful!

pippablue said...

It's going to look so amazing!!

Di said...

It is guarenteed to be stunning. Di x

Pippa Parsons said...

she is so awesome, I was going to go on one of her frame courses, might yet :O) can't wait to see it up close it's going to be beautiful

Sarah said...

Oh wow, what service!! Trudi's a star :-)

Strawberry Patch said...

So exciting! x

Quilter in the Gap said...

So am I to assume you are pleased with the decision to send it off for quilting?!

Melissa said...

Wow! Talk about going above and beyond! I can't wait to see your quilt, the samples she made up are lovely!

Judy said...

That's a great idea to make small samples of each thread so that you can see what it will look like. Nice choice on the quilting pattern!

Catherine said...

its going to look amazing!

Flying Blind... said...

Ohhhh excited!!!

Cherie said...

That's so cute! Love the quilting..I'll look forward to seeing your quilt =D


I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

Trudi said...

No pressure then! lol Hope I don't get mugged when I get to london ... not sure who by though :)

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, looking forward to seeing it 'in the flesh'!

Lynne said...

That quilting is a fabulous contrast to the straight lines of the stars.

(BTW, I made it; I've read all the posts from 1 March forward!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Label Cloud

241 tote all heart appeal antique applique apron art quilt aurifil award baby quilt back background bag basket batik bee Bee Blessed Big Stitch Swap bird's nest birdie stitches birthday blankets of love block blog blogaversary blogger bundle bloglovin' BOM book brit bee brooch bundle bunting business card holder camping cathedral window chain piecing chaos charm pack charm squares charm swap chickens Christmas class clothes color commission community community quilt contest craft craft fair cross cross stitch CĂșchulainn cushion design wall diaper Do.Good Stitches donation double wedding ring drawing dress eclipse election electronica embroicery embroidery eraser stamp exhibit fab fabric fabric tape facebook FAL farmers journal fat eight fat quarter fat quarterly feature festival of quilts film finish finish along flag flickr flying geese FMQ FNSI frame Free Motion Friday free motion quilting friends fugly Galway Galway Now gift giveaway goal goals goodie goodie swap granny mania granny squares graph guest blog guild hand puppet hand quilting hand sewing happy hat help hexagons hey girl hospital hot pad HST I Spy ICA improv innovation award inspiration interview invitation ipad ipad cover IPS IQFOI Irish chain Japanese key fob kind stitches knit knitting knitting and stitching kona lattice illusions laugh launch learning lecture Liberty linky list little star loops love on the blocks LQS Day magazine market medallion mennonite miniquilt mixer cover mod logs Mod Pop QAL modern blocks Modern Irish Bee modern irish quilters modern quilt guild modern quilt guild bee modern stitching Modern Stitching Bee monster mouthy stitches mug rug mural name name game name tag napkin needle book new york beauty newsletter Nieve notebook cover overlocker panel paper piecing patchwork pattern Pay it forward Peace Valley peanut butter perle cotton pezzy pizazz photograph PIF pillow pillowcase dress pin cushion pinwheel PJ placemat podcast polka dot pom pom portholes post pouch precut puffy pouch puppy purse QAL quilt quilt exhibit quilt frame quilt top quilter in the gap quilting Rainbow Charm Swap research retreat retroflower review sale sampler scarf science scrap scraps screen printing seams selvage sew and bee happy Sew Bee Blissful sewing machine sewing room shop significant sizzix sketch skirt solid spools stall stand star stargazing start your own stitched in color string stuffed super tote surprise swap swoon tablerunner teaching text thumb tack tiles top tote toy travel tree skirt tumbler tutorial twinkle twinkle twitter video vote walk wallet website win WIP wonky house yarn youtube zip

Total Number of Page Views