I've been using my recently acquired Hera marker to mark some foundation lines onto the quilt top, free motion quilting along these first and the filling in with some of my favorite motifs.
My straight lines aren't completely straight - but I'm trying to remind myself I'm doing this on a domestic machine, not a long arm so I can't expect it to be flawless (as much as the perfectionist in me struggles with this concept!) And honestly, on an 80" square quilt I'm pretty sure no one but me will notice the imperfections anyway.
I'm doing a bit of matchstick quilting for the first time, and I can really understand the appeal now - I don't think I could handle doing it on an entire quilt, but for the little sections I'm doing it is adding some really great texture.
I'm really pleased with this arrow quilting - I marked the centre of the strips with my Hera so that the point are all lined up. Definitely something I'll be using more - it's quick to do and looks really cool!
I won't be showing any more of this one until it's published sometime next year - but you'll understand if things a wee bit quiet around here for a few weeks ;o)
I also wanted to mention that my Full Moon Lagoon has been nominated for viewer's choice in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - I am completely in awe that it has been nominated (huge thanks to whoever nominated me!) Quite a few of my friends have quilts that have been nominated so it is going to be very hard to choose. I encourage you to go and have a look and vote for your favorite (and also vote in each of the categories, there are some truly remarkable quilts entered in all of them.)
Your quilting is just wonderful. I love the arrow quilting and the hera line is a great way to mark it. Congratulations on being in the Viewer's Choice, your quilt is wonderful.
I think that this is looking wonderful.
Its beautiful Jess.. May I know what machine are you using? Am on the hunt.. But still thinking whether it is worth it... Can already quilt with my current ones.. But as you as well, i see my quilting aren't as good as i really-really would like it to be..
Hi Jess! Your quilting is fantastic! I love all the different patterns you use! Beautiful quilt - as much we see and lovely fabrics! x Teje
I may have voted ;-) hugely deserved. And your quilting is superb. Have a look at this http://www.philippanaylor.com to be blown away by what can be achieved on 'just' a domestic sewing machine.
Wow... You really don't shy away from a challenge :) it beautiful...
Your Full Moon Lagoon quilt totally deserves that nomination! This quilting is really really stunning - can't wait to see this whole project!
Awesome quilting Jess! I voted for your quilt, it is stunning and deserves all the votes it can get!
Looking fab. I can never get my Hera marker to work, I think I'm Hera challenged lol Possibly it's the light on my machine that makes it difficult to see it, but I think it's probably me ;o)
Looks like it will be a beauty! I voted for your quilt in the festival - it's one of my all time favourites!
Beautiful quilting and quilt! Hugs, Julierose
It is looking fantastic! Love the diamond shape and the arrows! So excited to see it published and I'm off to vote now :)
You are an inspiration!!!!!!
I can't believe you are using a domestic machine! This looks fabulous. Looking forward to that publication
Oh I definitely voted for yours! A little disappointed mine didn't make to voting though :-/ The quilting on your new quilt is beautiful!
Um, your lines look pretty damn straight to me! your quilting is gorgeous.
And not surprised at all on the Nom. I'd take the credit but I didn't realize the linky was open until it had closed!
Happy quilting, my dear! I'll look forward to the big reveal when it's ready.
Ok, so I was blown away by your Marcelle quilting, likewise with the Full Moon Lagoon - this quilt is so awesome AGAIN! I'm inspired to try FMQ for real this time :) do you have a resource or book you recommend for newbies?
It's going to be so amazing Jess!
You got my vote for viewer's choice, by the way. :)
Hey, this looks terrific!!!! I just love quilting that looks like it was done on a longarm. Way to go!
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