Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Playing...

Every once in a while, I am inspired by something I see and I kind of drop everything and play with the idea.  That was the case when I saw the quilting Diane had done in a quilt border on her blog at Pine Point Designs.  As I am always on the lookout for fun allover patterns that create interesting texture, I thought this would be fun to try. Diane credits Leah Day for her inspiration and she has used it in a more whimsical manner but I wanted something a little more repetitive.



Not having a top to work with, I had to pull some fabrics and put together a quick top.

Loaded it onto the machine lengthwise and started by quilting a soft curve across the quilt.  I then came back with a "ribbon candy".
 


I just continued to do row after row....echoing the curve on the row above.

You can really see the pattern from the back.








The quilting took no time at all and I love the overall effect.  This will definitely be a pattern I repeat in the future.

(To see more quilting designs, check out my FB page.)




...and the real test.  After a quick wash, I really like the resulting texture.




Thanks Diane and Leah!






There are lots of blogs out there to get inspiration from.  I'll be linking up this week with Leah, Quiltsy, WIP Weds at Freshly Pieced, TGIFF and Esther's Blog.  Go take a look at others who have linked up to see who will inspire you!



25 comments:

  1. Great idea to use this design more like a panto. I like the result. You did an awesome job!

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    1. Thanks Diane. I always have customers who want simple, unique designs.

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  2. That's really nice. Did you do it on a long arm or just a regular machine?

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    1. I am one of the lucky ones who have a long-arm. So this pattern was pretty simple to quilt out.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. My customers are always wanting New designs at a practical price...I think many will like this one. Yay!

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  4. What you did with the basic design was just amazing. At some point I'm going to have a large quilt area where that is going to be perfect. I hope I remember.

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    1. Thanks Stella. That first curvy line is the hardest. After that, you just follow the row above. Eazy Peazy!

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    1. Thanks...I was very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Cyndy, I love this blue and green baby quilt...good for a boy or a girl. The colors are so fresh. The quilting turned out great!

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    1. Thanks Barb. It was a happy accident it turned out so well. I pulled the fabrics from my 'yuck' pile. I just needed something quick to quilt on.

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  7. I really like the quilting. That is a fun design. I like the colors you choose for your quilt too :)

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  8. Great - this looks like fun :-)

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    1. It was fun to quilt! I will definitely be quilting the pattern again.

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  9. Love the texture the quilting gives. Never would have thought to use the design like that!

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    1. I was pleased too Pat. On my Facebook page I have lots of other fun quilting if you ever need ideas.

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  10. I am definitely going to remember this design. I love the texture of the design.

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    1. Donna, I love simple quilting with lots of texture. I have other examples on my Facebook page if you ever want more ideas.

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  11. Love this quilting and your top is beautiful... perfect for spring!

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  12. I like the pattern and how it crinkles as well. I love a crinkly quilt!! :)

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    1. Thanks. I love quilting with a lot of texture. It is always fun to play....

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  13. That is beautiful! I'll have to try it!

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