Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quilting idea

While I am waiting for my machine to come back from a much needed tuneup I have been thinking about how I am going to quilt "Sunlight in the forest." So I think I have decided on radiating lines coming out of the upper left corner where the sunlight enters the forest. On top of those radiating lines I think I will quilt gentle curves.











I have gone though my thread stash and found the light medium green for the quilting. It is one of the nature colors by Superior threads. This one seems to work well across all the values in the quilt.














I bought my backing fabric and will be ready to quilt as soon as my machine comes back.


Thanks for reading.

Chris

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sunlight in the forest and other things

121 blocks sewn together. The blocks are 2 1/2 inches and the overall size is 27.5 inches at this point.

Of course now I have to figure out how to quilt it....just the usual dilemma. I could just quilt in the ditch and call it a day. Or do I do that and some  hand stitching with pearl cotton? Or do more quilting than just the ditch?  Or do crosshatching like I did in "Midwinter's Night."  Or how about diagonal lines running from the upper left corner where the sunlight is coming into the forest of trees? Boy how I wish you could see how these things would look ahead of time to help make the decision.



I am still slowing hand quilting my house quilt. The cat quilted for this house is easy to see. Today I thought I lost one of my cat templates. So I cut another one and then found the missing one.....figures!!!!







Another project will soon be in the works. My daughter wants me to make her roman shades for her 3 windows in her condo. This is the fabric she picked from fabric.com. I think I have how to make these figured out, but I guess we will see when I try to make them! I have made curtains, but never a roman shade. Should be interesting....








Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading. If you have any ideas for quilting "Sunlight in the forest" please let me know.
Chris

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunlight in the forest

I think I have the 2 1/2 inch squares arranged in my pixel quilt. It is a pixelated image of sunlight filtering through the trees in a forest. I loved the greens and blue greens and values in the image.

What do you think?

Is it time to sew the blocks together? The quilt will come out about 27 in by 27 in.

Thanks for reading.

Now for some hand quilting of my houses!