Sunday, 16 April 2017

Next quilt in the hoop

It's denim circles next, though mostly because I am still waiting for the wadding for All at Sea to arrive.  Once it does, the circles may go on the back burner; it will just depend on my mood.  

I was certain I was going to tie this quilt.  I do love a tied quilt, admire other people's but have never tried it myself, and this seemed like a good candidate. I got as far as having a go but for some reason just wasn't feeling it.  I thought maybe I needed thread of a different colour - I should have taken photos to get some feedback, but it was just a cream-y sort of colour.  Anyway I cut it all out and tried again with a really pretty, and strong, linen thread, space-dyed in a soft green-y blue and a warm light brown.  Didn't like that either. I considered keeping going, but am not so keen on the idea of spending, say, a couple of weeks doing something I then think looks wrong.

This was really disappointing, but I'm not going to dwell on it right now, though I will try again on another quilt.  For now, I've just sorted out some different threads and have made a start on quilting this one. 


Linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching, and wishing you all a very pleasant Easter weekend.

16 comments:

  1. That quilt is quite pleasing to my eye!

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  2. Aloha, Kaja. Your quilt is so fascinating and unique. I absolutely love it. I can't quite get tied quilts right. I believe it's something to do with my thread choices. I hope you're having a great weekend. As always, I appreciate that you share your work, It always brings a smile to my day. Hunter

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  3. I'm pleased you went with the hand quilting Kaja, beautiful texture. The thread sounds interesting, I've never come across space dyed linen thread before.

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  4. I think the right quilt will come along for you to tie; it sounds like it wasn't meant to be on this one, but I do understand he disappointment, too.

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  5. If it's any consolation, your quilting is beautiful and looks wonderful with the dots.

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  6. Yup hand quilted it's looking calming and cosmos like ... like the idea of maybe having different textured circles on denim now I've seen this .... would be a fun little blanket or cushion for some of our special needs kids at work ... might have to give it a try :)

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  7. What are you using for the back? Denim is heavy fabric and the thicker the layers the harder to get small quilting stitches and your stitches are small and even! I like the different colors of thread that you are using.

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  8. I like your style so much. the fabrics and hand stitching combine into something very delightful.

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  9. It could be that the combination of tying and dots was feeling too childish. I think the straight lines are very zen and calming, so that is a nice feel. I can also imagine that a short colour change on the linen thread could be too speckled. You never know for sure until you try! It's always good to recognize the problem early, and it's looking good now. :D

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  10. ooo! This is marvelous! I know it takes a whole lot longer than tying, but clearly it spoke out against that. Loving the color play of the thread you've gone with.

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  11. The fabrics and the colours probably weren't right for tying. It does look very pretty with your hand quilting though.

    -Soma

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  12. I'm not a big fan of tied quilts, so I'll not say much about that. I will say, however, that this one is looking great. The thread color is just the right shade to show up but not be overwhelming or taking away from the circles. I like that you're going right through the circles with your stitching lines. It's going to be fantastic!

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  13. I have never tried to tie a quilt...well maybe years ago with a baby blanket. I think your quilting is looking marvelous and I do love your circles. I did the Quilty 365 last year and am missing making my circles. Happy sewing!

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  14. I have never tied a quilt, I'm always afraid they won't stand up to use and washing. You have lovely even stitching.

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  15. I have a quilt I'm considering doing some tying along with some hand quilting. Will see how it goes! It really is disappointing to have something all figured out in our minds and then have a quilt say 'absolutely no way!' I can see this quilt is going to look amazing with your lovely stitching addition though!

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  16. The straight line quilting looks great on this! I hope the denim isn't too hard to needle through.

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