Saturday, 10 October 2015

Alison's Shashiko Quilt


The second customer quilt I worked on recently was this one.
Beautifully sewn by Alison, this quilt came to me already semi - quilted.
It had been half sewn by another long armer but she was completely stumped by the stitching in the square blocks and left them completely unquilted.



 In the blocks with the round motifs, she simply stippled the bits she could and left the rest untouched.
The sashings had a dense squiggly line on them.  Needless to say Alison was very disappointed to get her quilt back, half done, especially as she wanted to hang it on a wall, making the unquilted parts all saggy and pooky as we say here in Scotland.
This is what I did with it:

 How one of the blocks looked before quilting....

 ....and after.
 This is all continuous line work.
Next onto the the round motifs.  I simply echoed the shapes to give some definition .
I would have done something other than stippling but at least the center of the block is anchored now and lies flat.




 Again, more continuous line work, echoing inside the white hand stitching.


 Slowly, slowly here as I didn't want to sew over the white stitching.










 It's always good to take photos as you work, I realised here I had missed a bit!  Can you see it?
I did fix it.

This is the back of the quilt.
Alison was over the moon with what I did and is very happy she can finally use her quilt which she spent so much time and effort on..
I thoroughly enjoyed working on it.
Happy quilting til next time.
Rhianon.

13 comments:

Marly said...

This is an amazing story and the result is perfect. You must have excellent coordination to have avoided stitching over the white. Alison is happy, but you can be super proud to have redeemed this piece.

МАРГАРИТА said...

Очень красиво простегали, подчеркнули рисунок сашико!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

What a fantastic result!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The stitching and you careful quilting are both amazing, coming together in effect unity.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic job, Rhianon! Not an easy process with the Shashiko.

Tsundoku said...

Your quilting is just lovely--what would you have done instead of the stippling? As a new longarmer I find such choices to be challenging. Thanks for sharing this quilt.

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

What an *amazing* job you did in the shashinko blocks! I would have been stumped also but your solution (AMAZING!) is so perfect and ingenious! I'm going to save your work for inspiration. Wowsers.

Fiona said...

beautiful... I love how you showed off all that hand stitching to perfection...
Hugz

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

love your blend of handwork and machine quilting!

Michele said...

It looks so much better now. I can't believe that the other person didn't hand it back to the customer and just admitted that it was beyond her.

A Nudge said...

Perfect solution to that quilt brilliantly executed. You made the sashiko stand out!

manos de chicureo said...

Maravilloso. Wonderful!! I really love the sashiko technique. I will keep this link and I take inspiration.
Yasmin

Vireya said...

That is stunning! Your quilting enhances the sashiko in a way I would never have dreamed of.

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