A pleasure to Quilt

September 30, 2015 17 Comments

Whimsical Baskets has been such a pleasure to quilt, I have enjoyed the process from start to finish. ( which is not always the case ) A pleasure to quilt / Pine Valley Quilts For the applique center I used fine thread 50 weight cotton for the decorative pumpkin seed design. The applique has been embroidered with free motion embellishment before the quilting was done. The applique is stitched by machine to give the look of hand applique. A pleasure to quilt / Pine Valley Quilts   I Used a 40 weight cotton thread to quilt the blocks and borders, complementing the more detailed appliquéd center. I tried the 40 weight thread to decorate the feather on the bottom right of the applique centre but decided it was too much embellishment so I spent most of the day unpicking it. It is much softer without it. A pleasure to quilt / Pine Valley Quilts Thinking of the label, which I had planned to hand embroider as I think that would suit this quilt.Then I had a light bulb moment! I then thought how about using free motion embroidery on the sewing machine. I have so many ideas on how I am going to decorate my label, its a whole new place to play with threads and imagination. I often use free motion embroidery to embellish my quilt blocks so why not the label ? I will let you know how the label turns out, but for now I'm really enjoying the process. I have enjoyed taking my time with this quilt, giving myself time to enjoy the process. Its amazing how much the creative juices flow when you allow yourself time. Happy Stitching Sharon  


17 Responses

leeanne
leeanne

August 03, 2016

Sharon your quilting on the centre block looks amazing!

Andrea @ Tideline Quilts
Andrea @ Tideline Quilts

August 03, 2016

What an utterly lovely quilt! I am in awe…of everything about it!!! Just a beautiful job. And I think your label idea is perfect!

Connie Campbell
Connie Campbell

August 03, 2016

Beautiful quilt and I think your label will turn out fine!

Rebecca Grace
Rebecca Grace

August 03, 2016

I love the quilting you did around the applique, and free motion embroidery for the quilt label sounds like a great idea!

Roben
Roben

August 03, 2016

I couldn’t agree more, giving yourself time to enjoy the process really ignites creativity. A beautiful job!

gretchenweaver
gretchenweaver

August 03, 2016

Your quilting is beautiful and the quilt is lovely! Have fun with the label.

Andrea @ Tideline Quilts
Andrea @ Tideline Quilts

August 03, 2016

I think everything about your quilt is fantastic! And I love your label idea…
Left an earlier comment, but not certain it posted, so trying again!

Linda
Linda

August 03, 2016

Lovely quilt and colours :)

susanna0841s
susanna0841s

August 03, 2016

I dont know what happened to my comment, but it must be in cyberspace. Thats a lovely Quilt Sharon, and your Applique-Along sounds like fun. Coinciding with my trip away on the 15th.

susanna0841
susanna0841

August 03, 2016

Lovely quilt Sharon, and your Applique Along sounds like fun. Coinciding with my trip on the 15th.

Carolynn
Carolynn

August 03, 2016

What a beautiful quilt. I love your colors and your applique work is wonderful!

Gemini Jen NZ
Gemini Jen NZ

August 03, 2016

Very nicely done! What a good idea with your label – good luck!

Quilter in Motion
Quilter in Motion

August 03, 2016

Gorgeous! Your applique is wonderful and your choice of quilting designs right on! Congratulations.

Sharon Keightley
Sharon Keightley

August 03, 2016

Hi Zoe

So glad to be of help, I find playing around with different threads so much fun. I am loving all the blocks everyone is sharing. I have tried the back basting method, I agree it is a great method.

Zoe
Zoe

August 03, 2016

I am really enjoying your website Sharon Thanks so much for telling us what thread weight you used for the quilting. This is always a big question mark for me. By the way I have finished the first 3 blocks of Rambling Ways and loving it. I’m hand appliqu
ing by back basting, my favorite method.

Eileen
Eileen

August 03, 2016

Sharon, it’s absolutely beautiful. You are a master artist!

threeundertwo
threeundertwo

August 03, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous! I want to know if writing the label with machine stitching works. Wish I’d thought of that – I hate making labels.

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