I haven’t had a chance to work on my whole cloth quilt. I have been busy with a week of long arm classes, getting both N and Ms M ready for school, and getting ready for N’s Police Birthday party. Phew.
But I just got news that there are some more Quilt of Valor quilts that need to be finished. So it’s time to get my whole cloth finished! Here’s where I ended. All the motifs, painting and feathers are done. I just need to add some fill.
I wanted to use three different fill patterns: one in the center medallion, one in the corner blocks, and one in the outer border. I couldn’t decide what patterns to use, and that is also part of why I haven’t finished. But, shesh, I need to jump and pick some.
So, I sat down at the machine and just went for it. For the center medallion I decided to use my favorite – a paisley. I had wanted to try something new. But, going with a tried and true pattern got me started.
In the corner blocks I ended up using pebbles. Pebbles are super popular right now in modern quilting. They give GREAT texture, but to me they are so tedious to stitch. But I figured there wasn’t much space in those corner blocks and could probably finish before I got bored.
In the outer border I really wanted to try some McTavishing. I have been practicing every chance I get in my sketch book or, eh hem, my work notes. But there just really isn’t enough room between the leaves and tendrils for McTavishing. So, I decided to go with some echoing. My echoing needs work, and what better place to practice, right?
I finished all of the medalion and corner blocks, but I still have 3 of the borders to finish up. I am hoping to be able to finish those up tomorrow. Then to figure out binding.
Whole Cloth Quilt Design Process:
- Part1: Concept
- Part 2: Design
- Part 3: Marking the top
- Part 4: Stitching the motifs
- Part 5: Painting
- Part 6: Feathers