Sunday, January 31, 2016

I quilted a lot on Saturday

The quilting is done.

The quilting is done! I used all the moments available to me yesterday to quilt. Today I will trim and start binding this quilt. Also I have to mend in all those thread ends from the thread breaks - a couple of them are from bobbins emptying too. Mostly I was able to just transition from one quilting area to the next without cutting the thread.

quilting

I am sure there are several names for this ariel view, linear graffiti, industrial line style of quilting - these are mine. It is all freehand - no rulers, no computer, no channel locks used on my longarm. The lines wobble, the spacing varies, the turns and travelling are often jiggly - and it gives an overall organic, industrial feel. Sort of like a warehouse or a rough brick wall. It is fun and easy to do on any kind of sewing machine, maybe you will give it a try too.

It is exactly the look I intended. I am pretty certain that washing and drying will also improve it and the wobbles and jiggles will melt into the design and the planned texture will be the feature. We will know soon.

quilting

I realized that I could also go back and add a bit of matchstick quilting, so I did that in a couple of places. I was hesitant to add too many really dense patches as that might affect the drape of the quilt.

If you were part of the instagram cheerleaders, thank you and thank you for not being tired of seeing photos of the quilting of this project. And yes, there are many Carolyn Friedlander fabrics in this quilt, along with others. Yes, the quilting was inspired by Carolyn's fabric, her work, her quilting in her book, and also inspired by others, including Krista Withers - I have been lucky enough to take classes from both of these talented women. I have quilted like this many times before, it is also just my own journey to use straight lines for quilting because I love them.

Today it is binding, mending threads and I want to work more with my scrap boxes too, and maybe some other project will call my name. Oh and there are the chores I neglected yesterday, sigh.

Have a lovely day!

Best,

Leanne

39 comments:

  1. Wow, some progress indeed. I had to look twice to separate fabric design from quilting. It looks organic and engaging. I am looking forward to seeing the quilt finished.

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  2. Wow,this is jsut fantastic.Great job!

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  3. Just love everything about this, especially the quilting. Quite lovely!

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  4. I've already said how much I love this industrial look of yours. Good luck with the finishing it up today!

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  5. Wow! Amazing quilt and quilting! Anxious to see more pics!

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  6. Your quilting looks terrific! It's a great compliment to the fabric and overall design.

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  7. Indeed you did get a lot of quilting done yesterday!!! It's glorious!!!! Love, love, love that linear look :*)

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  8. Congratulations! The quilting is perfect for the clean modern vibe.

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  9. It's wonderful--the perfect quilting for the quilt design! Love it!

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  10. Oh lovely, Leanne. I really like the touches of matchstick quilting you went back and added.

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  11. Organic Industrial achieved! Lots of gorgeous quilting, I look fwd to the final reveal!

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  12. This turned out amazing. Love all the matchstick quilting.

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  13. This is absolutely stunning!!! It's straight line quilting at its best. Perfection for sure.

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  14. Wow! I just love it. Yes, I could see the Carolyn Friedlander inspiration, but mostly it looks very "you."

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  15. Oh MY!!! That's a lot of GORGEOUS quilting!!! LOVE the look. I would especially LOVE the feel of that quilt in the middle of the night! I'm silly that way. Beautiful fabrics and colors also!

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  16. Looks really cool. I can't wait to see it all bound and mended. I find it interesting that you relate to this quilting as organic and industrial because when I hear industrial I think 'machine made', which makes me think of precise movements, and you think of it as the raw factory space with exposed brick and a function over design type aesthetic. Just my thoughts, I'm not trying to nitpick your terms or anything. I do quite enjoy your style of quilting and piecing, and am looking forward to the inspiring reveal!

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  17. Awesome! The quilting has completely changed the look of the quilt. I think it's quite architectural. Can't wait to see it washed up. Thanks for sharing your progress, very inspiring!

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  18. You were very productive. It looks great.

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  19. Oh this is so gorgeous!! Great job!!

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  20. It looks great Leanne. I might try something like this at some point on my domestic. I find straight lines very difficult.

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  21. Truly awesome--I can't stop looking.

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  22. This is brilliant. Can't wait to see the finished quilt and all the elements together at the end.

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  23. It looks wonderful, Leanne! Excited to see your "Ta-da" of this beautiful quilt. Happy finishing!

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  24. I can't tell you how much I love the quilting. I love the whole quilt but the quilting is just WOW! Magnificent, totally integrated, stunning.

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  25. This is just gorgeous! Everything is perfectly executed! It's going to wash & dry very nicely!

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  26. Your quilting for this is wonderful - I love the effect you've got with this quilt which is like the most beautiful technical drawing.

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  27. Your quilt is stunning! Look forward to seeing the quilt hanging in a show in the near future. Hope to see you in Pasadena.

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