Sunday, September 24, 2006

Oh my goodness she's so slow!


LOL...the hand quilting is going slowly...but I'm pretty happy with things so far. My stitches aren't as fine as some others' (Finn, Tonya, Judy, Joyce you know who I'm talking about), but I'm learning how to get better as I do it. Nothing like learning on the job!

Here's how it's coming along. I have mostly outline quilted. I think I'm going to stipple quilt the background of the cream coloured blocks, including the applique blocks, which I haven't yet started. And I bought a wavy pattern stencil for the borders. Now just got to work out what to use to mark the fabric!

Any tips on how on earth you go about stipple quilting and marking up the fabric would be greatly appreciated :)


10 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Your work looks beautiful!!!

Tonya R said...

your quilting looks wonderful!

joyce said...

Your quilting looks great to me,esp the circular pattern on the bottom left one. Are you planning to stipple by hand? I have done it by machine but never by hand. It will be very labour-intensive by hand. It does look very nice though if you want to make something in the foreground stand out.

anne bebbington said...

Looking really good Lily - you'd never guess you were a beginner :o)

dot said...

Great work. Your quilting is beautiful.

Patti said...

I've never stippled by hand Lily, but I think it's just a bunch of close together stitches that go every which way. As far as marking goes, it depends on the border fabric. Chalk markers or soap slivers work well on dark fabric. I've used the blue washout marker on light fabric, but you need to be sure to soak the quilt in water well when finished to get it all out. Just be sure to test any marker on scraps first to make sure it will come out. You are doing very nicely for a beginner!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I think your quilting is super!!
I like the multiple echo effect in the bottom left picture, that looks real nice :O)

Clare said...

Amazing quilting - you are a lot faster than me!

I use marking chalk.

Judy said...

It's going very well. I've seen some stippling but I never liked the look very well. I've seen more crosshatching than anything to cover the backgrounds.

Quilting isn't supposed to be fast. It does take a while before it gets finished, that's why it's so special! You are doing very well!

Cecilia said...

Precioso quilt !! es muy lindo tu trabajo. Felicitaciones!!
un saludo desde Argentina