Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WIP Wednesday - Quilting Along

Not a huge amount of progress this week - although I have finished putting together the quilt top of Sweary Tula (I'm stealing that one, Katy. Slightly more grown-up than Rudey Tula :oP) and it's basted and waiting for me to have an 'ah ha' moment and start quilting it. I made the mistake of looking at how Angela Walters quilted Tula's Love version and I'm trying to stop thinking of its brilliance and just get going... What's really got me stumped is how to quilt the letters - I'm using poly batting with quite a high loft (which I wanted so the quilting really pops) and I'm tossing up whether to quilt the crap out of the letters, or to leave them fairly unquilted. Suggestions welcome!


Apart from that, I made the Weathervane block for our QAL, using Jess's revamped method. It's a 10 1/2" block, and it's a 9 patch so it was going to be very tricky anyway - but Jess has done up some paper pieced templates, and I'm stoked with how well it's worked (thanks Jess!).


All the blocks so far (they are actually square - dodgy warped design wall's fault!):


And I've paper pieced the sections for my St. Louis Star:


Hope everyone is having a great week,

xx Jess

24 comments:

Kathy said...

I'm at a loss of words for Sweary Tula...Speechless

Kristy QP said...

Sweary Tula is pretty funny! No suggestions on quilting - that's always my downfall.

Loving those QAL blocks you've added - gorgeous fabrics!

FarahLin said...

Gorgeous QAL blocks, Jessica.

Charlotte said...

I would definitely leave the letters unquilted. That way they will be shouty *and* sweary. Excellent!

Jennifer said...

wow! love it!! I really need to get moving on mine!!

Nina-Marie said...

well THAT'S not a quilt ya can give to your granny LOL!! Yes - leave the letters with just a bit of quilting - they're sure to pop more. Love the stars your making - remember you can play with the value of the fabrics to give them their own individual feel! Great work!!

Jessica said...

I agree with Charlotte on the quilting!
Your blocks are looking great, I love the fussy cutting on the Weathervane block!

Catherine said...

The QAL blocks are looking amazing-I will be giving them a go as soon as I get some time!

AlyceB said...

Shouldn't that be quilt the f*** out of the letters?! :P Love your QAL bloks - the colours look fabulous!

Deborah said...

Your blocks look beautiful together!!

Patti said...

Well, I just choked on my coffee I was laughing so hard! I was squinting at the screen thinking does that say f#*@?? Love it!

Mimi said...

Holy crap that was funny... almost choked on my tea and had to do a double-take that what I saw was in fact what I saw!! Reading the responses was just as entertaining!! I agree with AlyceB and "quilt the f*** out of the letters" hahaha Thanks for this!

Mimi said...

Oh! I forgot to add... do you have a tutorial for making this Sweary Tula? Thinking that this would be a hoot for my son's dorm room... but my DH would not be impressed! Hah!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the blocks!

Julianne said...

So that quilt says what I think it does? LOL!! Who would want a quilt with the F bomb?!! LOL!!

Katy Cameron said...

So if I name it, I get to keep it, right? ;o)

barcord said...

Could I ask in the most gracious way possible......What's the point of your sweary quilt.

Jessica Kelly said...

love your projects! Those paper pieced blocks are stunning, too funny with the "Sweary Tula!"

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Yeah quilt the **** out of it!!
The HFWYG is looking awesome! I'm really loving this qal, need to get my paper piecing on :)

Cherie said...

Hahah! I'd leave the letters unquilted and just quilt the background. Great blocks there, paper piecing looks tricky! =D

Amorette said...

i need a sweary tula for my sewing room for those inevitable moments in quilting! i love the st louis star fabrics.

Rebecca said...

All your projects are lovely. Love your sweary tula!! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

Alison said...

Hahahahah, you are so sassy! All of your blocks are beautiful!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Great blocks Jess! I just love them all!