Thursday, April 05, 2012

Progressing right along

I've stopped keeping track of my hours on this quilt...MANY. I quilt about 3-4 hours a day. The 52" ivory central part of this quilt is now down to the micro-fillers to be called done. OK, there are 2 sections that have to be ripped out on account of Sunday/Monday's bad adventures with mistensioning, but I may do that when it is off the frame, where I can get comfortable. It's gonna take a few dozen hours! Yesterday, I started the curved-crosshatching of these 20" feathered stars. I was a little uncertain right off the bat if the hatching density seemed dense enough, considering the fact that I have quilted the rest of the quilt to within an inch of it's life.

After I finished the center part of the stars today, I have decided that the very traditional stars are just fine. They stand out in part because they are less dense. I may checkerboard-fill the CChatching later with silk, but for now this is it. All 4 of the center feathered wreaths came out good, considering they are completely freehanded.

The four corners of the quilt are also now finished. I will likely come back after the quilt is blocked and paint the swirly vine to make it more prominent. The texture is simply amazing from the back of the quilt. I can hardly wait to have it off the frame to see the back!

The view from below...but the texture is lost. It's kind of like a stained glass window.

And lastly, I ended to day going back to the back-filling. I don't think this will take forever, but I have not really been the best judge of time thus far. We'll see!

So, my question to you is this: Are you going to MQX next week???


Vicki W said...

I'm not going this year. I'm doing Houston this year instead. I hope you have a great time! The quilt is coming along beautifully/

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imquilternity said...

Your quilting is just gorgeous. Truly gorgeous! If you would like a chance to win some fabric, I'm having a giveaway at my blog and would love to have you join in.

Joan said...

Love your quilting and wishing I could go to MQS :)

Millie and Walter said...

I always love seeing what you are doing. The "stained glass" shot is cool and I can't wait to see the back when it is off the frame. I wish I was going to MQX...maybe someday.


Janet Stone said...

So far so beautiful! usual!! Wish I was going to MQX but my quilt will be there. They travel more than I do! Have extra fun for those of us that can't go!!