Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIP Wednedsay

The little sewing time I've had this week has been spent quilting Finn's quilt. It's probably 90% done and I am so happy with how its coming along. I'll be honest - I hate the process of straight line quilting, but the results are soooo good, it kind of makes it tolerable. 


I've quilted the coloured parts with straight lines 1" apart, following the zig zag pattern in the quilt top, which has given it the most amazing texture. I've used 50wt Aurifil in off white and its worked beautifully (the stitches kind of dissove into the quilt top). I'm really happy I decided to echo quilt - it is totally perfect for this quilt. 

Please ignore the massive amount of batting fluff on the back - and this is after a go over with the lint roller!

I decided to get a little bit fancy in the black sections - they're quite large areas, and I wanted to give them a little more visual interest, so I've quilted 1" apart, then 1/4", then 1" etc. using 50wt black Aurifil. I am totally over the moon with the black sections - it looks amazing! And Finn is thrilled with how it's coming together, so it's a win all around!

Hopefully this will be a finish by the end of this week :o)

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced (button in sidebar) - I'm looking forward to checking out what everyone has been up to this week :o)

xx Jess 

17 comments:

Heather D. said...

I love how you did the quilting Jess - it's the perfect little touch for those zigzags. Can't wait to see more progress!

Jennifer said...

looks fabulous! can't wait to see the finished product!

Katy Cameron said...

Looking great so far :o)

Charlotte said...

LOVE it!!!!!!!! The quilting is fab!

Kelly said...

That quilting rocks - gorgeous!!

Annabella said...

It looks seriously beautiful and can`t wait for the final ta dah moment!

Debbie said...

This is looking awesome!! Congrats on the shout-out on the Aurifil fb page!

Cherie said...

I am loving the colours and the quilting looks incredible! I'll be looking forward to seeing the big reveal! =D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW the quilting looks great!

Sana Saroti said...

You are so right! It does have a very nice texture now! Looks great!

Debra said...

That is a lot of quilting...loving the tones of this, gorgeous!

Amorette said...

i hate the process too, but it is hard to argue with results- it looks so good!

Jessica said...

The quilting looks fantastic!

Leanne said...

It looks stunning. I actually like straight line quilting, I settle into it and it gives me time to think.

AlyceB said...

The quilting looks perfect! Great choice :)

Sonia said...

Awesome job! :)

Janine said...

This is gorgeous - I love your straight line quilting :)