Thursday, June 7, 2018

I think I need a change of plans



Thinking that with all these square blocks, the border needed something curvy like feathers, I looked through my templates. Of course, there was nothing that would work on a four-inch strip ...
... so, I drafted out a pattern and cut a template from plastic.
The plan was, to start in the corners and work to the center of each border.

After quilting  the first corner, I am thinking a whole border of feathers would be a big waste of time.
This batik is better than camouflage for hiding stitches.

I think I may go back to my stencil collection and join the corner feathers with a cable ... maybe putting one of these feather designs at the center of each side ... if the cables don't link up neatly.
I sure don't want to start un-stitching what is already in place.

The next four days are going to be super-busy with a juggling of schedules ... scouting stuff ... school stuff ... choir stuff ... and feeding these silkworms who managed to gobble up a dozen large leaves by the time I had finished my first cup of coffee.
I read all the busy stuff my blogging friends are getting done and wonder how they do it! Am I missing something?

10 comments:

  1. I just finished ripping out machine quilting, so, yes, to the cable, and no to ripping any of your stitches out.

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  2. One reason I don't use a machine is because I would spend more time ripping than sewing.

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  3. Your quilting is beautiful and I do love hand quilting, wish I had more time but I think I need to practice my machine skills, I do have a long arm. I do some by hand, but just basic stitching, could never get the hang of the thimble method.

    Debbie

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    1. I think there are varying degrees of quilting wether by hand or by machine. I have seen some really awesome machine quilting and always admire anyone who can make a machine behave so wonderfully well.

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  4. It's difficult to find a quilting pattern that does not disappear in the print of the fabric.
    Don't rip anything out; your original design is very elegant, just add a cable to join the corners.

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    1. I should have realised that batik might hide the stitches. I'm still glad I chose it and I think I have a home-made stencil that will work in combination.

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  5. I am loving this quilt, Julie. The border fabric is fabulous. Yes join the feathers to a cable. I certainly would not rip out your feathers; I think they look great

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    1. I really like that border fabric too. I should have realised it would hids the stitches, at least for a fancy feather design... I'm sure I have a cable stencil that will work.

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  6. It is surprising how easily stitches can hide. Mind you, this does not happen when you want them to. Good luck finding the right stencil.

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    1. How true, and if only those points that don't meet exactly might hide too.... My librarian mind works well when all I have to do is check my stencil file. If only other stuff in my life was as easy to file...

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