Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What I am quilting on now

 Hey there! Mary sent me another quilt top to do up for her. She liked my Welsh influenced quilting and wanted something like that for this quilt.  So I am going with flowy vines in the background and Welsh leaves in the blocks. Well, the Welsh leaves will be in some of the blocks, I am not totally sure what I am going to put in the other blocks. I am thinking about it while I am quilting the vines.

 Vines are really fun to quilt. All you have to do it draw a loosy-goosy line in chalk, then use it as your guide for the leaves to grow off of. I really like the results and would like to do this on some more of my quilts!

 See, just make a wavy line. I used to doodle this sort of vine stem all over my notes in high school and college. Who knew then that I would be using it again like this now? All my notebooks were all but illuminated with quilt-like designs. And I didn't even quilt back then! I think that is neat.

I do the top of the vine first and then come back and do the bottom. I also do some minimal marking in the blocks for the Welsh leaves, but I will show them later when I figure out what I want to do in the other half of the blocks. Anyway, this is a bit of my process. I hope you are having a great day!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! You are making such great progress! It is STUNNING, Tia! I am beyond thrilled!
    Mary

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  2. I love those flowy vines - just perfect!

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