Tuesday, 6 July 2010

more trees


I've been working on this quilt for a while now, a tree here, a tree there. And today the top is finished!


And I've been thinking about what the back should be like... perhaps solid white, with the quilting in colour so the stitching makes a pattern on its own, or patchwork in different shades of white, or maybe random patchwork of all the colours of the trees (a bit like this). It's hard to decide.


As for the quilting... follow the patterns of the tree outlines like last time? Or maybe an all over pattern. I like the idea of something more compact, maybe just straight lines, straight across. Or a grid. Would that spoil the trees, or would they speak for themselves anyway. And green quilting thread? White? What about red?? I saw some really beautiful quilts at the V&A exhibition, just lines of varying thickness of stitches on a flat background. Perhaps I'm getting mixed up, trying to put too many ideas into one thing, perhaps that's quilt number three instead...


And. I've decided to try and hand quilt it. I don't think it will fit through my old machine and I don't have a quilting foot, and I think I quite like the idea of sitting with it on my knee in the evenings. We'll see how I feel a few thousand stitches later...

9 comments:

Marianne said...

Gorgeous quilt top ~ whatever you decide to do, I'm sure it will be stunning.

Becky said...

That looks soooo nice! Really, I love it!

SCB said...

Beautiful!

Kylie said...

Fabulous quilt! Mixing up those colours would look great on the back and I absolutely love hand stitching. I bought a couple of the V&A fabrics online - they would look fantastic with your quilt too. Have fun deciding! Kx

Claire said...

it will be magnificent :-)

Maudie Made said...

I reckon green thread, with some grid quilting and a bit of tree following in there too!! Have fun!!

Velma said...

i agree with kylie. many colors! it looks lovely.

Fiona said...

I agree with Claire it will be magnificent. The trees are such lovely colours.

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