Monday, 9 July 2012

Quilting underway

I have begun quilting my Tradewinds quilt. I always find the first bit kind of daunting, but once I have got some long lines done and and don't have to fret about the quilt layers moving about so much I can settle into a bit of a rhythm. I'm stitching about a 1/4 inch out from either side of all my seam lines to start with and considering repeating this so there are double lines echoing the seam lines.

I also made another block sample for my Monday night modern quilt group bee that we are planning. At our last meeting we realised that coming up with a bee block is not quite a simple as it seems, especially if you want to give people a bit of a chance to be creative. I think I prefer the second colourway I have tried and will probably use Kristy's suggestion to sash each block as well.
Option A - solids only:

Option B - prints and solids:

Decisions, decisions! 


  1. Right - just to throw a spanner in the works - I quite like the solids only version! But that said, the mix of prints and solids is pretty awesome too.

    Hope the quilting is coming along well! That first photo looks beautiful!

  2. Gee whiz, I like them both! But I think solids because that was your first plan.

    Am looking forward to seeing the Trade Winds quilt - the colours look lovely.

  3. Can't wait to see your Tradewinds! It looks great!

  4. I like both. Looking forward to seeing the quilting done on your tradewinds :)