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!


  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.

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

  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.

  4. The quilting looks great Esther!

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

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

  7. Heart's Desire is GORGEOUS!

  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!

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

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


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