Monday, March 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday--March 28, 2011

Last DWM of March--boy this month has gone fast!  There is nothing on my design wall as I have been working very hard to get my March UFO Challenge quilt finished.
After first securing all the zig zag rows with some curved line stitching, I tried a little free motion quilting in the floral bands separating the zig zag rows but did not like the effect of the dark green thread I was using. Too busy.  Rip, rip.  Then I decided a trellis effect might be nice, so worked a few lines of straight stitching.  Too severe.  Rip, rip.

Much better!  I like the softer curvy lines and the irregular pillow shapes with that pretty floral.  Now the hard part will be filling in the open background areas with some emblem/design--feathers would probably be great but I have never done those yet.  I may just put the binding on first!  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times

17 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Annie, that quilting design is super super pretty!!! You're skill is really growing by leaps & bounds when it comes to this work. Impressive!!! :) Have a delightful day.

Debbie said...

I like the curvy trellis...hoping to try that on my current quilting project. It's looking doubtful I will get my UFO for March done. Hopefully April's will be an easy one and I'll catch up>

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love how you quilt! Probably because your process is the same as mine...try something, rip out, start over, never give up and just keep going with the thought of "what might I like better"...great job!

Stephanie said...

I really do like the curvy lines. Good choice.

Chris said...

I like the soft curve design. It goes well with the soft feel of the floral fabric. You are so right. Where did March go???

Judy D in WA said...

Good choice of the soft curvy lines. It really does make it look soft. If you put the binding on and then never add the feathers, it can still be considered done. Good idea!

Mary said...

The curvy lines are perfect. You could even use them in the open spaces if you chose.

Karen S said...

I like the curvy lines too. I HATE ripping out quilting, but sometimes you just have to. It's great when you can look back at it and say it was worth it.

Brita said...

Lovely summer breeze looking quilt, and the curving quilting really makes it shine!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

That is beautiful fabric. And yes, you chose the right quilting. It looks great.

Shay said...

Great quilting Annie. It looks wonderful. Sounds like a lot of ripping went on before the final choice. Good on you for persevering!

ANudge said...

I like those curvy lines. Did you mark them or use freezer paper?

Kate said...

The curvy lines do look great with the floral. Good luck getting it finished by the end of the month!

Vicki said...

So soft and pretty. Nice quilting stitch. I really don't like ripping at all!

Melinda said...

Your quilting looks great - good choice for your quilt.

Vivian said...

Straight is OK, but curvy is best. That's definitely a compatible design with the delicate flowers. Well done.
CLICK--mental snapshot for future use :)

Gari said...

Sometimes I think coming up with quilting designs is the hardest part of making a quilt. But I love the wavy squares.