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Friday, March 18, 2016

RWB Mystery Quilt quilted

     I had finished the RWB mystery quilt, Stars a Waving, from Alicia a while back, but was able to long arm quilt it recently. It was free during the mystery, but now is available through Craftsy. It had lots of negative space and I tried to quilt it sensibly elaborating on the big spaces. In the blue around the star blocks, I recreated the stars in thread. The two red bands I used the same square pattern. For the white bands, I did three different designs to differentiate and add some interest in such a big white area. I used Glide thread on top and Omni in the bobbin. 
     I had bought the Craftsy class Wild Quilting when there was a $19.99 special and was able to use some of what I learned in the white bands. I do wish I was not as wobbly in quilting, but am trying to improve. I am not a computer, so there is variation in the stitching. I tried using  ruler on the diagonal lines, but I have difficulty with it. I still need to bind it. I am thinking red.

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13 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Awesome!! -;))

Vicki W said...

That looks fantastic! Alycia will be trilled to see it!

Elizabeth said...

Nice job

Peg said...

I like the stitching on the white. The wobbly non-computerized variation in the stitching gives it the human touch, which is very appealing to me. I like the artistry of imperfection.

Jan said...

I agree with Peg. I like that it ISN'T perfect. Altho I think it looks fabulous. How do you figure out how to quilt it? It's just great. LOVE!

Karen said...

Your quilting is amazing and I love that you were able to use some of your new learning in the process.
The best part is you have given me lots of ideas for quilting mine. The top is finished and I want to try free motion quilting using my machine this time. Thank you for sharing.

The Quilting Elf said...

What an awesome look you achieved with the thread stars echoing the pieced stars. Your quilting treatment in the stripes in just plain inspired. Thanks for sharing your process with us. Can't wait for this quit to be in its "forever home"!
Kathy T. in Tampa

The Quilting Elf said...

So excited to comment that I left out the L in quilt! And my new computer with the soft-touch keyboard doesn't help ...
Kathy T. in Tampa

Lynn M. said...

You should be very proud! First, you finished the mystery and second, you
quilted it beautifully! You have inspired many of us! Thank you for sharing, Lynn

Lynn M. said...

You should be very proud! First, you finished the mystery and second, you
quilted it beautifully! You have inspired many of us! Thank you for sharing, Lynn

diana569 said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, your quilting is amazing and adds so much more to the quilt! Your quilt is beautiful and it will be cherished in it's new home! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. Don't devalue your work. Who is going to take a magnifying glass to see if you haven't quite repeated a design? You should be proud of your result. Cynthia in Canada

SallyB said...

Love this quilt! Great job.