Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pretty as a Peacock

Yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Annapolis Quilts for Kids, Ellen pieced up this fun quilt that Janet cut out.  Today, I pieced the backing and got quilting.  I used this opportunity to do some different things.  I split up the quilting space totally by random and then just did different things in each area.  By random, I mean that the areas are set apart by wavy, organic lines and these areas are filled in with swirls, lines, bouncing arcs, some McTavishing and even some pebbles.  I finished off the edges in parallel lines using my ruler (after I found it, because I cannot be trusted to put my own tools away).
I pieced the backing so because I was concerned it wouldn't make it, or it would be really tight.  I added way more than I needed, but I think it came out just fine.  I even machine-finished the binding so I can move on to the next project. 
Here is a close-up look at some of the stitching.  Again, I used some Magnifico from Superior Threads for the top thread.  The results this thread gives still makes me happy.  I'll have to continue to expand my library of colors.

4 comments:

  1. Your quilting has turned this pretty to into something extraordinary! I love the element of the straight lines along the edges. Great job, Rebecca!

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  2. Fun colors, but the quilting is beautiful. I love the pattern choices and the color of thread choice, it stands out, but not to much!

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  3. Your quilting looks great! Nice job - looks like a great project!

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  4. Your quilting is awesome! Love it!

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