Sunday, 31 July 2016

How I Quilted Peony Pride

Peony Pride has lots of lovely room, allowing you plenty of scope to showcase your quilting. I quilted my own on a 1950's Elna domestic machine and loved the overall effect - gentle and textured it enhanced the vibrant blocks. Here are some pics of how I chose to fill my areas between the blocks.
 
The heart shaped handles space called out for little circles, I thought it was just so cute
 






14 comments:

  1. Your quilting is stunning. Love this quilt.

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  2. WOW And I thought your piecing was extraordinary..well so is your quilting.

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  3. Esther, I just came across your close-up photos of Peony Pride's quilting and am instantly struck not only by the beautiful and creative design elements you've incorporated into the open spaces, but also by your expert technical skills on your home sewing machine! I'm in full swoon mode, thoroughly enjoying every detail. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  4. That is beautiful quilting and encouraging to read that you did it on a domestic machine. I am very interested in seeing quilting on appliqued quilts. The applique is the main event but the quilting can either enhance the quilt or turn it into just another quilt. The quilting on this quilt is so varied and pleasant. I love how the echo curves (kind of clamshells) become part of the feathers and how you echoed closely around the applique.

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  5. Your quilting is exquisite! The up-close photos show a variety of creativity and the subtleness of the back-side is just as lovely as the top. Wow!

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  6. Such a beautiful quilt, and your quilting is really amazing!

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  7. Your quilting is just wonderful - as is Peony Pride too of course. Congratulations on such a beauty!

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  8. wow, the quilting is beautiful. amazing that it was done on a domestic machine!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Your machine quilting skills are amazing and your applique designs and simply stunning. Lovely post.

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  10. Beautiful quilting that really compliments the appliques! I can't believe that you do that on 1950's machine! How do you get all that stuffed in the open area of the machine and not wobble on your quilting lines?

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    1. Oh you quilt in segments and force your way through. With the old machines, they are all metal parts so you can really put them to work and strain them. If I forced the bundled quilt into the throat area of a modern machine today, I'd probably break or lift or move or pop something! You just couldn't do it.

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  11. WOW! Thanks everyone for your encouragement! Back when I made this quilt in 2008, I didn't even think to take detailed quilt shots for my blog (I had just started out in blogging) as I didn't think anyone would be interested. I've grown since then as you can see from my blog here and now I love sharing ALL the details of what I make and do. Your encouragement means so much.

    And yes, I quilted my heart out on a 1950's Elna domestic machine and I did it all myself, it was hard work but definitely achievable. So if you're daunted by quilting, don't be. Just try and practice until you improve. It's all a matter of time.

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  12. Bravo! Absolutely stunning, just love your quilt and esp. the quilting. It is fantastic that you did this on your home machine. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Wow, Esther -- your machine quilting skills are just as spectacular as your hand applique! This is just gorgeous. What an amazing heirloom.

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