Thursday, 20 September 2012

A few of those quilty shots...

No surprise, the school holidays haven't been especially conducive to sewing. I've made my block for tomorrows QAL tutorial (it's 20" and took a looong time to make). I have made a wee bit of headway on the quilting of groove - cue most awkward quilt shots ever! Because I'm changing thread colours, I'm having to plan the quilting pretty carefully - so I've quilted part of one end, and then continued down one side to the bottom. It's maybe 1/4 done? In some areas, it's been incredibly tricky to move the quilt (the blue and green stripes in the centre of this shot) and have taken way longer than I thought possible.


The quilting in the azure has gradually morphed a bit - it's more wavy now with longer, bolder curves - still similar enough that it looks okay I think. I'm so glad I persisted with this one, after coming very close to ripping out the first azure section (thanks Charlotte for stopping that one!) because I adore it - I think it'll become a new staple in my quilting repertoire.


Without wittingly doing so, I think I was channeling Tula a little bit. I got this fabric today -it's from her Nest line from a few years ago (which I am gradually trying to collect - such vibrant colours!) and I guess the movement in my quilting is a little bit similar. My quilting is nowhere near as beautiful, but it's definitely inspiration - I'm not sure how I'd achieve it, but I'm going to try at some stage ;o)


And finally a bit of eye candy. My long awaited half yard bundle of Bella arrived today - and I couldn't resist getting some pics with the Echo I have, all mixed in together. 


I'm not sure whether to use all of them together (I think they look fantastic) - or split them and make two quilts (top and bottom half even?). It could easily be Lotta's next collection before I decide - in which case it could be even more difficult...

Anyhoo, off to write a tutorial! Hope everyone is having a great week.

xx Jess

17 comments:

Pat Merkle said...

I am simply in love with your quilting and quilting. It's even in my colors! If it ever needs a home.... ;)

Sharon said...

You quilt turned out great. What an accomplishment !
That is a lot of quilting

thepiececorps said...

I bought the Groove pattern, after I got it in the mail I was not sure I wanted to make one...til I seen yours and how you are quilting it---love it---so in love with your colors as well! I want to make one now, sea glass colors I think.

Jessica said...

The quilting is looking fantastic! Love your new eye candy too!
I have sooo much catching up to do for the QAL...how did it come to this. I am playing catch up on a few things at the moment!

Frog Quilter said...

Awesome quilting!!!!

Needled Mom said...

The quilting looks amazing! The fabrics are great too.

giddy99 said...

Your Groovy quilt looks incredible!

Heather D. said...

I was just thinking that I love the light blue section, even before you started talking about it. That's the thing I worry about with FMQ, keeping the design consistent. It might change just slightly as you go along and by the end it's totally different. I think I need to just get over myself and get going!!

Charlotte said...

still totally in awe!

Maria Wallin said...

The quilting looks amazing! Love this quilt, can't wait to see it finished =)

Teresa Silva said...

Love this quilting so much. Can't wait to see it finished. I'm still in awe that you do this on a regular machine.

Katy Cameron said...

Your quilting is looking amazing, well done Charlotte for stopping that seam ripper!

I'm using my Echo and Bella back to back in one quilt, it seemed the best way to mix them. If only I could find time to work on it o.O

Cherie said...

Wow what gorgeous quilting!!!

Loving seeing the two Lotta stacks together! I plan to treat myself to the Bella collection to go with my Echo prints and make one quilt from them =D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Groovy is looking awesome and it will be so worth it!! Yummy fabric picks too :)

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

That quilt looks amazing! Such inspiring quilting! I can't wait to see it finished. We just had two weeks of school holidays and I had the same experience of not much sewing. Nice to be back at it this week :)

Kirsten said...

Your Groove quilt is gorgeous!I had resisted Bella so far but seeing them with the Echo is just too tempting!

Ramona said...

Wonderful job on your quilting. Love how each section is different. I couldn't resist Bella either! No clue what I'm going to do with it, but had to have it. Love Lotta's designs!