Quilt, read, travel.
Quite a different process from using prints I agree. I do like to see hand quilting on solids - but have only one finished one this way, about 20 years ago!!
Yes. Hand quilting is very far in my past. I don't see me doing that since I'd like to finish this decade. But it's lovely when other people do it.
I really like your pretty palette in this one, Ann. Can't wait to see what you decide for the quilting!
Thanks, Monica. It was fun to pick out the colors.
It's a fun design and beautiful colors. Interesting to see how you quilt it (personally, I would do some walking foot quilting echoing the lines and shapes of the design) - looking forward to seeing it in the end-of-month link up!
I've been thinking this needs walking for work, too. Perhaps some spirals or braids on the borders.
I love it
This is a very beautiful quilt. I'm interested to see it.
Thanks. I'll be glad to have it done.
I find this colour combination very appealing. It's always a tricky job deciding how to quilt, I think, and somehow it seems a bigger decision with solids - good luck finding the right solution.
It is different to work with solids. I haven't done that since the "Amish" craze 30 years ago. Just getting these done is a blessing.
I take a long time deciding how to quilt something too. It can really delay a finish. I hope the decision has been made and stitching is going well! Thank you for linking up, I can't wait to see!
Thanks, Heidi. I'm still avoiding a decision by doing some ditch stitching first.
Sometimes a quilt top sits for months waiting for my decision. And I've been known to change my mind after starting. That's disappointing, yes, but I have to listen to the quilt. The few times that I did not, I ended up not liking the quilt and donating it (sometimes without pictures). So I guess my advice is to wait till the quilt is ready and listen carefully to what it is trying to tell you. This one is gorgeous! I am certain it will tell you what it wants. Those solids may be difficult to quilt but, goodness, they rock this pattern!
Mine can sit as unfinished tops but I usually get the basted ones finished soon. I hate to fold and wrinkle them at that stage. Just need to light a fire.It does look pretty and was a fun way to practice Cristy's method of glue basting the pieces. That was much easier and more fun than I'd expected.
This block is gorgeous!! I love it!However you quilt it, it will look great!Good luck on your OMG!
How kind of you to write. Thanks, Amy.
What a dynamic design Ann - solid colours obviously work well for you too! Drawing towards the end of the year makes me panic about how many finishes i'll achieve - so far just the one!!! Should have moved house by the end of the weekend though, so hopefully i'll be back at the sewing table asap!
Thanks, Stephie. I haven't used solids in years. You forget how differently designs looks with only one value in each section. I don't think about the number of finishes as such. I simply want to reduce the UFO piles. They have grown dramatically this year.Good luck with house moving. Such a chore.
We're finally beginning to settle in Ann, which means I've finally got time to catch up with you! x
Ooooh...I love your use of solids for this quilt!! I see so many possibilities for adding beautiful quilted textures--especially in those large lavendar triangles!!
Thanks, Mel. I need to pick your brain for some ideas. Right now I'm leaning towards straight lines - boring but quick.