Wednesday, June 29, 2011

double lines

I'm still working away at quilting my 4 block applique quilt. I basted this on July 1st last year never thinking it would take longer than a year to quilt. Those Bird of Paradise applique blocks have been a big distraction :0)
I decided to go with double parallel lines in the borders to try something new. They are 1/4" and 3/4" apart. I really like the texture that is created.

I decided to change the direction of the lines as I go around the corners. I got this idea from looking in books at the quilting of antique quilts. Here is the first corner. Together with the feathers it does make the corners a bit busy. Oh well - I'm learning :0)

The kids finished school for the summer yesterday. I suspect posts could be few for a couple months. I'm looking forward to a busy and fun summer!
Happy Quilting!!


Sewing Junkie said...

Beautiful quilting. The old saying "All good things take time," is true. Chris

W. Latane Barton said...

Ooooh, I like that. Great job and the applique, well, that's one of my favorite things about making quilts.

Kathie said...

love the way your quilting the border.
turing directions like that is great, yes I have seen that on many antique quilts
keep going its going to be beautiful when your done.

libbyquilter said...

beautiful choice and the lines so close together ~!~ this is looking really gorgeous~!!~


Dixie said...

Such beautiful, neat quilting! I don't think the border is busy at all. Love the handquilted look. Hope you and your children have a fun summer!

Crispy said...

Oh Janet, your quilting is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the feathers and don't think it looks too busy at all, adds additional movement and texture....great choice IMHO :0)


Lori said...

Wow! It is amazing and looking very antique. I love the way you did the corners and don't think it looks busy at all!!
Enjoy summer!!

Ann Champion said...

Your quilting is just gorgeous! Keep'll be worth it. :)

quiltmom said...

You do fantastic work Janet- Where in Alberta do you live? I live in Edmonton-
Have a fun time with your kids- the summer will go quickly. I am a teacher so it is the first day of summer break for me- time to quilt and catch up to myself. Our son is grown but I do remember the times of summer vacation with a child.

Taryn said...

The double lines are great and give an antique look to your quilt. I've wanted to try that but am wondering about you mark both lines? If not, how do you manage the quilting?

Carrie P. said...

I so admire your hand quilting. Just lovely.

Valentina said...

Janet, it looks absolutely breathtakingly B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!!! Keep going, and the corner is genius, I love how the transition is softened by the feathers. Oh, I can imagine it washed! Congratulations, :)