Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DQS#9 Progress....

I've gone for the raw edge applique look for my quilt for DQS#9. I'm usually more a blanket stitch kind of girl when it comes to sewing down my applique but I'm giving this a try. I'm unsure if I really like the effect, it seems a bit messy? But then when I come back later I think no, looks ok.

It took me three whole episodes of Glee to sew all those loose threads in the back! And some swirly quilting, or rather a pebble with a swirl inside it. Giving some nice texture.

12 comments:

willywagtail said...

I'm more of a blanke stitch by machine girl too. I just worry how the raw edges will wash and wear over time.

Erin said...

I love the raw edges! Your quilt is looking gorgeous!

Darling Millie said...

It's just gorgeous! I love the quilting!

Cathy said...

This is stunning Helen, I love the raw edge look and the fabrics you are using are gorgeous. xo

PioneerValleyGirl said...

This is gorgeous. And, well, if a project gives me an excuse to sit and watch Glee, well, whom am I to complain? ;)

Stephanie said...

Helen, I love the raw edges and the wonderful quilting you have done! Great colors too. Steph

Duff said...

lucky, lucky DSQ#9 recipient! You put so much thought and care into your quilts that i think perhaps you are quilting that emotion right in, and it shows!

carol said...

This will be absolutely stunning, Helen. What a lucky partner you have and the darling doesn't even know it yet. Wow!

Poppyprint said...

Beautiful!!!!

Samantha Marshall said...

I love the raw edges!! In fact, I love everything about it!!!!

Jan said...

That looks gorgouse. I love the red and green, they look so goo together. I am inspired to try and make my own block now.

patchworkpalace said...

Love this - I am also making the Aunt Millies Garden quilt but mine doesn't look as good as this....how depressing!