Design Wall Monday

26 Apr

Nothing fancy on my design wall – a scrappy nine patch on point.

It’s a no-brainer – 4.5″ squares. Just busy work while I custom quilt the “experimental” blue applique.  I quilted a bit more on that one.

Pebble fill

Zigzag fill which was AWFUL to execute

I’m trying different techniques while quilting which is good.  I’ve tried to put a rice bag on the top for drag like Sharon Schamber recommends.  Sometimes I think it’s a good idea; sometimes I don’t.  I tried to do the pebbling with a magnifier and it made me dizzy.  It shakes because it’s attached to my machine head which is shaking and moving.  The magnifier is small so maybe a bigger one will work out better.  It’s an experimental quilt so I don’t mind that it’s not perfect.

I had to laugh when I SID’d the applique on this block.

Look at the missing blanket stitch in green!

I didn’t catch the missing blanket stitching when I pieced it but when you’re up close and personal, it jumps out at you.  I’ll have to see if I even have that color of DMC floss and put it on after I’m done quilting.  LOL  An experiment indeed!

Hop over to Judy L’s Patchwork Times to see more design walls this Monday!


6 Responses to “Design Wall Monday”

  1. Vicki April 26, 2010 at 7:55 AM #

    Your quilt is very good. I love the different quilting stitches. Did you freehand all of your patterns? I am learning freehand patterns for my long arm and wondered if the continuous curve was marked or with a template that you followed? I have a lot to learn. 🙂

    • ginaquilts April 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM #

      For these I used a template. It’s a Constantine Quilt template. These are 2″ squares and that’s the smallest template I have. So any smaller squares I freehand the cc’s. They don’t look near as good.

  2. Diane April 26, 2010 at 8:25 AM #

    the quilting is beautiful! I’ve done that before too-missed a part on the blanket stitching, sometimes it’s easy to do when your using a matching thread!

  3. Gari April 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM #

    I usually do applique with invisible thread. I learned, the hard way, to look at the underside to see if I could see the outline of the applique. That way I could see where I missed a spot.

    Love your quilt and quilting.

  4. Tea April 26, 2010 at 8:55 AM #

    Nothing fancy you say? Very dynamic quilt I say. Beautiful work. I like the custom quilting on the blue quilt as well.

  5. Melissa C April 27, 2010 at 7:47 AM #

    I love your nothing fancy.

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