Monday, 6 April 2015

Lily Rose: Quilting Flower Details

This is how I chose to quilt my flower heads. I  felt they needed some emphasis and I've provided it with stitching throughout the petals and leaf veins. 
I also felt that the lillies were missing something. The petals were so large that I decided what was missing was a vein up the middle. I added this simple stitch with an embroidery thread by hand. I think it makes a great visual difference even though its such a small, basic detail. 
I'm nearly done now and I really do love the look and feel of Lily Rose. I can't wait to hang it up and enjoy it every day.

7 comments:

  1. Honestly, Esther, that is stunning. Beyond beautiful! Exquisite! My first thought was when you machine quilt, how do you knot those thread ends? Do you take a few stitches in the same place? or do you leave thread tails, tie them off and bury them in the batting? I don't know the proper way to end my stitches. I do some of all methods. It is so time consuming to pull the threads but it is the best look. I would appreciate it if you would tell us how your finish your machine quilting stitches so beautifully. Thank you.

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  2. Fabulous. Oh so many details and they are all beautiful!

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  3. Your quilt is stunning. I love the way you incorporate hand work with machine work. I think that often, those special touches, that can be added only by hand stitching, are what make the difference between great and stunning.

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  4. Loving your quilting...and the trapunto centre to your flower really makes it pop! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  5. Oh Esther you never disappoint your Lily Rose is gorgeous. I can't wait to get back to mine after our holiday.
    Hugs Bunny

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  6. Your quilting and embroidery embellishments are spectacular. Thank you for sharing these details. I was sorry to read about all the troubles you've had with your 820. I bought the store demonstrator Bernina 750 two years ago when it first came out. I have had some frustrating moments with it, but in general it has been a good workhorse for me. The story of your 820 is so disappointing to hear; I hope it finally gets resolved. After I bought the 750 I was in the store and overheard the saleslady trying to upsell (I think) someone from the 750 to the 820 because apparently the 750 had lots of "issues". I googled and couldn't find any systemic issues with the 750, but sadly the 820 issues are very well documented. This was my third Bernina in 30 years and I have loved all of them, so I am very disappointed to hear their quality slipped on the 820 and I'm very sorry you got caught up in it!

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas
    susanintexas.blogspot.com

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  7. It is the small details that make the biggest difference and the vein in the lily is a perfect example. Your quilting is exquisite. Can't wait to see more of this quilt!

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