Sunday, March 22, 2015

Quilting Progress

I made a lot of progress quilting the string stars quilt during the Friday Night Sew-In.  Here's a peek at where I am now:

Quilting Progress on String Stars

I've quilted everything that's marked and done some straight line quilting (with the help of a ruler) to add some stitch-in-the-ditch and echo stitching in the spaces around the stars.  I've added some unmarked, much more typically "me," quilting in the star blocks–I haven't yet decided if it's too stridently different from those classic marked feather shapes. 

I will be adding some fill designs around the feathers and inside the plain squares. 

Waiting to be stitched and unstitchedIn the evenings, I've begun stitching down the red binding on the kids charity quilt –since I've already shared so many photos of that quilt in the last week, I'll show you how I stow quilts waiting for handwork in my den.  I expect to finish the binding on the little quilt today, as part of my Slow Stitch Sunday ... and I might think about unstitching some quilting on the other quilt that I started last fall, then decided it was wrong and needed to be ripped out ... 


15 comments:

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful stars and quilting! Enjoy your slow Sunday stitching!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea to have your hand stitching displayed in a basket so you can see it and enjoy it while it's waiting to be finished!

Suzanne said...

Your work is stunning!

Gail in Vegas said...

The quilting you've done so far is great! The feathers give a softness to the overall look of the quilt and the stars, a bit of fun.
Wonderful job Sophie!

Deb A said...

I like your quilting designs. Great way to store the hand work quilts.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely quilting, Sophie

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love the stars and the feathers! Looks like you have enough projects in your basket to keep you busy for a while.

audrey said...

No fun to rip out, but this one looks great! Love the strings.:)

Mama Spark said...

I love those stars!! Great job with how this is coming along.

Deanna W said...

Love the basket idea.I think it would be a great way to display even finished quilts!!
Love the quilting on your star quilt. I WILL one day do feather plumes on a quilt...they kinda intimidate me!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the stars in the feathers--so cool!

Quiltsmiles said...

Looking great so far Sophie. If I may ask, how did you mark your quilt design on your top. I see you used a stencil but what did you mark it with?
I am working on quilting a feathered fat comma on a 10 minute block design quilt and it's tedious marking on the dark brown batiks. I live in the cold northern NY so Frixion pens won't work here, the marks will never disappear.

Farm Quilter said...

Your quilting looks awesome!! You did a great job of keeping it smooth and following the lines. Putting a bit of your own "free-style" quilting will look fabulous and pt a little more "you" in the quilt!!!

desertskyquilts said...

Was ever a humble string quilt so beautifully quilted? Awesome plans for the rest, too.

barbara woods said...

Great quilting

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