Jump to content

The end is near! More progress on the Roseville Album...


Recommended Posts

Just sharing a little progress on the Roseville Album!  I had to take it off the frame for a few weeks - I needed a break and totally underestimated the time involved!!  I won't lie, this one got away from me quickly!  I feel like I'm back on a realistic time frame for finishing now.  Wheew!  I am so glad I took that break too, I've loaded it back up and have new found energy and motivation to finish.

 

I've actually advanced the quilt and made a dent into the last border on this side...but it doesn't look very impressive any longer so I thought I'd share this pass before I moved the quilt up!  LOL  I still have to turn it and do the last borders but most of the SID is done so it'll just be adding the feathers and cross hatching.  Woohoo!  Hoping to have a "finished" post to share next week!!!!

 

 14809356617_1949d547d6.jpg10511081_845992678747320_6570653181248303823_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is absolutely stuning. I love everything about this quilt. Is there a good tutorial on how to make perfect feathers? I want to learn how to freehand feathers I see some of the quilts you gals on here do and they are gorgous. I have something like 8 or 10 CL boards and rns boards that I use on most of my quilts. Maybe I need to doodle making feathers and just put a practice piece of fabric on Millie and play. Again I just want you to know you do beautiful work :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Marti - thank you!!!  Guess what?  I actually wrote an article/tutorial on feathers for the APQS blog!  I even took some video...here's the link!

 

http://www.apqs.com/blog/2014/02/11/how-to-quilt-feathers-2-methods/

 

Debbie - that comment truly means a lot to me!!  Thank you!!  :)

 

That is absolutely stuning. I love everything about this quilt. Is there a good tutorial on how to make perfect feathers? I want to learn how to freehand feathers I see some of the quilts you gals on here do and they are gorgous. I have something like 8 or 10 CL boards and rns boards that I use on most of my quilts. Maybe I need to doodle making feathers and just put a practice piece of fabric on Millie and play. Again I just want you to know you do beautiful work :)

 

 

You are a truly gifted quilter.  In short amount of time you've been longarming, your abilities have soared! Keep up the great work!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you!!  Bonnie - ohmagawsh some days I FREAK out!!!  I definitely over schedule myself...the Husband works crazy hours and it's pretty much just me and the kids 24/7...but if I didn't have quilts I'd really be in a bad place!  I need them.  :)  I love them!  :)  Ahh quilts! 

 

Bonnie - I just premark my cross hatching with a water soluble pen and go back over the lines with stitching and a ditch ruler.  I avoid backtracking along the lines of the cross hatching and instead attempt to do my back tracking in the seams so it's not as noticeable...also I'm using invisifil thread which is extremely forgiving.

 

Gorgeous quilting, Valerie!! Your customer is going to be thrilled!! I don't know how you find time to quilt something so large and detailed with a little one at home. You are a WONDER WOMAN!!!

 

 

 Beautiful. What are you using for crosshatching?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all!!

 

Karen - Thank you!  I use Invisifil in the bobbin as well - it's a little tricky to get the tension down, and you have to be delicate with pulling the bottom thread to the top...but the results are magical!  It blends so well that it all just reads texture.  

 

 

Hi Valerie, awesome quilting!! When using Invisifil Thread, what are you using in the bobbin?? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...