Friday, July 30, 2021

Mostly Quilted

The table topper is mostly quilted.  The outside border still needs to be done.  I am undecided as to what quilting design to use in it.  Or, maybe I want to do more than one design in it.  Until that decision is made, this quilt is in limbo.  Ha ha. 

Here is a photo of it on my cutting mat, and hanging off the edge. 

I thought you might want a straight on look at the center panel.  So I took another photo of it. 

The red "bumps" that were fused on, were quilted down first with red thread around the edges.  For the rest of the quilt I used a nice medium gray thread that will fade into the background once the quilt (table topper) is washed. 

This piece has been work but also fun to make. I love acts of random quilt making - both the random piecing and the random quilting.  The center is quilted as an uneven four patch with the sections quilted in opposite directions. The lines are sort of straight but not "perfect."   I think that will make the center very flat but also give it some nice texture that contrasts with the rest of the quilt. 

Until Next Time,  Stay Creative!

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kathyinozarks said...

Nice work Gene

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Lovely! I like the "sort of straight" lines - ;))

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning, Gene! I even love the red bumps (which I think started as an accident?). I cannot picture the center panel looking as good without them. I especially like your blue frame with circle quilting around that center panel. It really sets it off from the rest of the quilt. There are some similarities with my King quilt (still in progress). It also has a center medallion design (thanks for that suggestion) and it’s also a “decide as I go” quilt. You have given me some ideas for the quilting, but mine is so big and hard for me to handle that I probably can’t execute most of them. Plus, it needs to be bigger for a King size. Lol. I agree, this has been work but also lots of fun!

Pamela Arbour said...

You are doing very well with your quilting.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Very nice! It all works together.

Sandra Walker said...

Such a fun quilt! I love all the variety of FMQ.

Quilting Gail said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun quilting this quilt!!! Nice!
Looking forward to seeing the borders done, once you decide on it!