Sunday, November 25, 2007

Don't shoot me, but...

...I've finished another top!

Ta-Da My 2005 BQL Ostrich!





I'm thrilled with how well this turned out and I love the quilting. I recently heard Pat Deacon speak at the Lutterworth Piecemakers and she talked about an effective way of doing an all over quilt pattern. Basically you start with a gentle arc across your quilt and then you echo that out towards the edge of your quilt. Once you've done that, you pick a spot along that first arc and make a new arc from that point across your quilt and then echo that out...repeat as necessary until the quilt is completed. You can use a quilting guide on your walking foot to help make the intervals even. I didn't want to pay the £8.99 for the one for my machine and was too impatient to wait for it to arrive, so I did my intervals by eye. I think it turned out ok.

So that's it for now. Believe it or not but I've just started on some little Christmas presents..so I might be a little quiet til I get those done.

TTFN

14 comments:

Kim said...

My goodness! This is so completely wonderful Jane! Your heart must sing every time you lay eyes on this joyful quilt. Thank you, for showing us your work, for the quilting tip and making my day. This quilt is something I would love to make. This would be the perfect setting for a quilt that I am mulling over. I want to make a quilt square that features my house. Thanks again, Jane. I look forward to seeing what else you are up to.

katelnorth said...

Hey, I recognise this quilt top - I didn't realise you were in the 2005 Ostrich, as I guess that was before I knew you from blogging. Looks great finished - mine 2005 Ostrich is still waiting to be quilted (maybe someday) but my 2006 one is completely done, which is something, at least!

Karol-Ann said...

Bloody hell woman! Well done you!!!!!!! It looks fab!

dot said...

This is great!!! LOvely quilt. Enjoy this beautiful quilt.

anne bebbington said...

I've always loved this quilt right from the very first month of the Ostrich. Love the quilting simple yet effective and it doesn't detract from the wonderful detail at all - a real treat to revisit this :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jane -- you need to slow down woman! Good thing for those Christmas projects -- you're making the rest of us look like slackers!

paula, the quilter said...

The quilt is beautiful and doesn't it feel good to get something out of the UFO pile? I like how the quilting totally disregards the applique. I will have to try this. Thanks for the tip.

Katie said...

Wow! Go for it! :)

loulee1 said...

Wow, what a busy quilt. It looks fantastic.

Andrea said...

Wow - this is gorgeous and your quilting is brilliant. You're realy going for this finishing business - lol !!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt! I also enjoyed the last post, the meme with the pictures - I tried it, lots of fun! And the blog reading level - another fun thing to try.

I will check back to see what you are making for gifts, I need some ideas. Have a great day!

Tanya said...

Your quilt is wonderful! It really brings a smile to my face!

Beth said...

What an awesome quilt! And what a great idea for quilting it, I will have to try that method. It looks great!

atet said...

Oooohh -- love the quilting on this one! I'm going to have to try that!!! Great job.