Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm making this up as I go along...

That is what I should have named this blog. "Making it up as I go along." That could be my personal life theme, actually. But today it is about quilting motifs. I have been quilting the big quilt and I decided it needed some interest in the quilting. My friends convinced me that the full-out black all-over quilting I have used on other pieces would be too much, but it did seem like I could create a different pattern and texture for each section of this quilt.

I didn't figure any of it out ahead of time, except to decide that the patterns would NOT try to look like roof tiles or bricks or anything literal and I wasn' going to mark it ahead or be too fussy about perfection. I can't tell you how much fun this was.

I finished the quilting today. I blocked it on my design wall today and need to square it up, trim it and face it. Then I will show you how all these parts fit together.

7 comments:

  1. I love your choices for quilting: they really build a nice structure to the surface without being too "visible".

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  2. Lookin' terrific! I'm excited to see the entire piece.

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  3. My mom was the queen of Making It Up as You Go Along, and I was always amazed.

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  4. I love how you quilted with 'doodled' designs! I always get caught up in the realism of a piece and I'd like to get away from that. This was a great idea!

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  5. Wow! I really really like it. I need to be braver and make it up too!!

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