Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WOW: Quilting Hearts Desire

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays

This WOW finds me Quilting Hearts Desire

I’m not going to let my enthusiasm wane, so although I have so much to do, I have decided to stop my new project and instead start quilting Hearts Desire so I can have it ‘finished’.

I managed to have Hearts Desire basted on Monday and this is a real hurdle out of the way. It’s such a treat to have a quilt ready to be quilted without tiring out my shoulders basting beforehand. Now it’s time to quilt! I always quilt freehand, so I have some rough sketches and I am improvising as I go along. I have opted for blended thread and have decided on just going with the flow, quilting wise.


Sometimes, you can’t really ‘see’ a quilt until you reach this stage of the quilt making process. I chose muted civil war style fabrics, so this is my traditional old style quilt. It’s the first of its kind on my quilt shelf –  I want to have a really diverse range of styles and colours in my collection. I always try to do something a little bit beyond my own version of ‘ordinary’.


I can also see this quilt done completely in brights, so I may run a repeat because I am sorely tempted to dive straight into making another one straight away. When will I find the time???


Ok, back to quilting!







11 comments:

  1. Your quilting and ideas look gorgeous. I love feathers and I like how you're putting them around your applique. I may copy some of your ideas.

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  2. I like the quilting design you have sketched out.

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  3. Hi Esther, This will be a stunner, love your idea of ordinary can't find it anywhere in your work !! I am still working on my quilt for MPP exhibition. Enjoy the quilting. Chris.

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  4. The quilting looks great Esther!

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  5. You are one amazing lady. Love the quilting on this too. Oh WOW

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  6. wow! This quilt is looking good.
    Jenny, Always Quilting

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  7. Heart's Desire is GORGEOUS!

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  8. Oh, Esther, I'm loving what you're doing with the quilting! The drawing of the feather border is quite intriguing; I'm getting inspired!

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  9. Love the quilt, Love the hand quilting. Great job:)

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  10. Wow, your quilting is very impressive! I know what you mean about needing a finish!

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