Oct 10 11

Just a Bit of Quilting Done

I haven’t had much time to quilt in the last week, so all I got done was the center section of this quilt.  With the background fill quilting done, you can see that the feathers are nice and plump because of the trapunto layer beneath them:

Here is a close-up shot of the background fill design:

This design has a lot of movement to it and it’s accentuated here by using a thread with subtle variegation.  You may remember this design from this earlier shot:

But this was the first opportunity I’ve had to use it in a “real” quilt.  It was very fun to stitch, but I kind of got into a “zone” and wasn’t paying attention and ended up sewing part of the top to itself where the quilt had doubled over on itself on the backside:

Fortunately, it only caught some of the batting, so I was able to pull all that out without having to rip out any stitching.  Phew!!


  1. Debbie St. Germain Says:

    A little bit of quilting but a lot of beautiful work.


  2. a1angiem Says:

    Very lovely…and somehow you sewing it to itself just made me feel better…did i ever tell you about the time I sewed a button on hubby’s shirt…stood up…and had sewn it to MY shirt?…that I was WEARING?
    P.S. I have done a little research and I think I will not be able to afford a good embroidery machine! 🙁 I’ll have to see what you can do with it re: quilting, etc. to see if it would be worth saving or begging for!

  3. Jackie Says:

    I love the colours you use in your quilts, they are so bright and uplifting.

  4. Kay Says:

    Patsy–love the bright cheerful colors of your quilt. The background design really makes your design is really unique. Hope you have been enjoying our beautiful fall weather before it gets too cold 🙂 Happy Quilting!

  5. patty Says:

    Love the quilting design. I am going to have to learn how to do that. I use an teardrop shape that I ekco back and forth, but I need to try and master something else. Any tips for this backgound fill design? Thanks!

  6. Dorothy Says:

    I love the background fill…it is just right