Sunday, 16 September 2012

Oranges and Lemons - a quilt in progress.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be asked to make a quilt for a lady.
  She wanted pale lemon, orange, white and no floral fabrics and lots of  quilted feathers!

After thinking about it for a while and searching around, I opted for this block. It's called Goose in the Pond,

It measures a whopping 221/2" so it was a perfect size to provide me with biggish areas to quilt.

I made 6 and arranged them in a 2x3 layout with some narrow sashing and cornerstones.
I finished with a wide border as I'm planning lots of swirly feathers there.

This is the quilting underway ....

I'm using a lightweight 4oz polyester wadding as I wanted quite a puffy effect.  I had originally basted the quilte with Hobbs Heirloom bleached white wadding.  It was lovely and soft but rather flat looking, so I decided to switch.

Here is a close up of the quilting. I am using one of those water soluble pens to mark the center circle in the squares and the spines in the triangles.

The sun is casting strange shadows in this photo - looks like it has dirty marks on it but it hasn't!


Two blocks done!

And this is as far as I've got so far.  I ran out of white thread, but am fully stocked again and ready to go.
Hoping to get the bulk of it finished this week.
Have a great week and I'll be back soon.
Rhianon.

8 comments:

Hope said...

Wow! Your quilting looks amazing, it transforms the quilt. Brilliant.

Rona said...

That's beautiful! It's amazing how the quilting can to it from so-so to fabulous!

M-R said...

Gorgeous!

Larissa said...

THIS is absolutely GORGEOUS Rhianon!!!! Your quilting is coming along in leaps and bounds - and your feathering is just divine!!!! I SOOO love how you've gone quilting this piece!! x

Linda Moran said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing! Quite inspiring!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful...so happy to see it.

Miss Nancy said...

Spectacular, Amazing, Gorgeous! Your quilting is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing, stitching, quilting day!

Monika said...

Gorgeous - I can't wait to see it finished!!!

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