Monday, February 25, 2008

Quilt of Valour

I belong to a very small but dedicated group called the Canadian Quilters Forum on Delphi. I volunteered to quilt a QOV, and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Here is a close-up of the quilting and the back.

I finally achieved, on this quilt, what I've been striving for - stitch definition with the stitches sinking into the quilt. The batting was supplied with the quilt and I think that is what has made the difference so I must find out what kind of batting it was. It was fairly 'linty' but I'll put up with that to achieve the end result.

Next on my list is my Aunt's Jewel Box quilt. I have procrastinated way too long on quilting this. I am so afraid I'm going to mess it up and I put so much work (and money) into the top.

I took it with me for my lesson with Carol and we discussed some options for quilting, now I just have to get the guts to get out of my comfort zone and go for it! This top is crying out for some custom treatment - it would be so easy to do a panto, but I've promised myself I wouldn't do that.

Just noticed Blogger has finally fixed the Spell Check - yayyyyy.


SandyQuilts said...

I love your Canadian quilt.

Oh you're gonna freehand the jewel box. I can't wait to see it. You'll do fine.

Randi said...

You did a wonderful job on the QOV. I know you will do great on the jewel box! Remember to relax and have fun!

Deb said...

You're QOV turned out great Irene! I'm sure the jewel box will too.

Mary said...

I'm a big fan of Maple Leaf quilts and this one looks beautiful. The quilting turned out very nice.

I usually use Hobbs 80/20 and get good stitch definition. I decided to try a roll of the Mountain Mist Cream Rose based on several recommendations and while the batting is soft and easy to work with, it doesn't have the loft of the 80/20 AND it's more expensive.

I don't know if you could see that there was not a lot of depth to the clamshell quilting I'm doing - I'm using the Cream Rose on it. Once this roll is gone I won't be ordering more.

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