Saturday, 28 September 2013

Insanity

Since finishing off the Full Moon Lagoon quilting I've been working on quilting my Marcelle Medallion. I've also been trying out the manual mode on my camera (thanks mostly to my friend Katy for sending me the link to my camera's manual and the relevant bit on white balance. My photos are a bit better than they were, so I am forever in her debt.) I had a bit of a fun taking photos of the quilting I've done so far without resorting to the auto mode.

All my quilting choices have been quite deliberate. The biggest thing at the back of my mind with this quilt is to accentuate the piecing as much as possible, so I've left quite a few areas unquilted, and mostly free motion quilted simple straight lines and fan shapes. The only area I've deviated from that is in the citrus green in the centre star - and I'm planning on using spirals and pebbles later in the quilting, so I wanted to echo that in the centre.


For the first border, I used Aurifil 50wt in a light grey and triple stitched along each of the grey lines in the print. It's given it a really subtle texture, without taking away from the fabric design.


I have quilted in the ditch around the triangles, and then echo quilted out into the background areas.


The main point of insanity comes in the black/teal border. I decided to quilt along both sides of the black lines in black thread - again very subtle but has given it a really gorgeous texture. The squares in the design are left unquilted, so they pop up quite nicely.


I am enjoying quilting this one as much as I enjoyed piecing it - quilting each border differently is keeping it interesting :o)

Off to keep working on this while the hubs is off getting his geek on playing Warhammer...

xx Jess


30 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

This is looking fabulous Jess! And your attention to detail is incredible!

Annabella said...

*speechless*

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

WOW and wow again! Done on a regular home machine? You rock!!!

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Wow. Great quilting and all worth it. Especially the very detailed black and blue border. Great job!

Kelly said...

It just keeps getting better!

Renee said...

It all looks awesome! I love the detailed quilting with all the areas left unquilted!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

It looks awesome Jess!

Deborah said...

Amazingly beautiful work! Your Full Moon Lagoon is just gorgeous, too! Oh my. Sigh................

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It just gets more fabulous every day Jess!

needle and nest said...

I always look forward to seeing how you quilt up your quilts because your free motion skills are incredible. I love how this quilt is turning out. It's amazing!

Leanne said...

It's fantastic! You are such an inspiration.

Hilary said...

This is so fantastic!

Katy Cameron said...

Looking fabulous dahling, glad the manual helped :o)

Charlotte said...

O_O

Heather D. said...

Jess, you are so creative when it comes to quilting! I tend towards all over designs but I love the texture and interest that varying the quilting can give.

Catherine said...

It is looking amazing

Catherine said...

It's fantastic - I love the textures of the quilting. Do you have to sew in all the ends?!

Carla said...

So fabulous. You are amazing.

Vicki said...

That looks like a lot of work...but so worth your time and effort! Amazing!!!!

Nony said...

I have still been a little too afraid to brave FMQ - and this sort of thing manages to be both inspiring and scary! You do such beautiful quilting, and it always enhances rather than detracts from your gorgeous quilts. I love following your blog - maybe one day I'll be brave enough to give the FMQ a shot!

Ella said...

GORGEOUS! it just keeps getting better and better!

Patti said...

As always, your quilting is inspiring!

Sharon said...

wow! this quilting is perfect.

Janine said...

Wonderful!

snips said...

I've been trying for a good ten minutes to post a comment but i keep clicking back over to look at all the fantastic work, i still can't get over the black quilting in the black and teal border, just awesome!
So when i eventually finish up my Indian Summer quilt, i'll just mail it over to you and you can go to town on it with your amazeballs quilting skills... right? pretty please? ;)
Can't wait to see what's next!

Adrianne said...

All the thought, care and time you are putting into quilting this is really paying off. It's looking great!

Pennie said...

Jess, that is so beautiful - that detailed quilting is doing the top the justice it deserves. I love this example of the Marcelle Medallin, definitely my favourite of all those I've seen. Truly amazing.

Pip said...

Your quilting is looking just fantastic, love how you are using the patterns in the fabric to add great texture to the quilt.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Well you already know how I feel about this and my suggestion that I ADD to your insanity by mailing you mine to quilt. Words cannot describe how Gorgeous this is Dahling!

Newbie Jen said...

lovely! another show-stopper