Saturday, June 4, 2016

Welsh Quilt Study II completed

Pattern by Mary Jenkins

This picture shows the whole quilt, all 38" square of it.  It was originally supposed to end at the sawtooth border but that wouldn't work with a knife edge binding.  So I added the extra little border and quilted everything and then (gasp!) because of the way I had added the border had to do a regular binding.  I used the same toile fabric so it became a faux knife edge binding.




I'm not sure where I'm going to display it.  I have it as a lamp table cover here with a crocheted doily between it and the lamp.




Here I folded it and used it as the back of the chair.  Hmmmm?




This shows the intricate quilting and why it has taken me so long to finish it.  I remember thinking (when I made Welsh Quilt Study I) that I wasn't in any hurry to make another one.  Guess what?  That's exactly the way I am thinking again.  It's beautiful but SO MUCH work!  I've spent the same amount of time quilting this as I would a full size quilt.


This is a close-up of the center with the Welsh Tulips, paisleys, and butterflies.



Here are my most recent 1857 blocks.  I put my initials in the center of this one.




I loved doing this block because it smoothly made itself with all the soft curves.  And, of course, I love blue.




I traced my hand and appliqued it instead of doing the "chicken foot" block.




This block was a little tricky but I enjoyed it too.  I wanted to do this quilt entirely of Jo Morton fabrics but I found a little blue bird on some Blackbird Designs fabric called Meadow.




Here is a close-up.  I need to go back and do some touch up on those wonky cherries.



This is the block I finished last Thursday when I was at the cannery.  It almost looks military-like made with that stripe.



These are the fabrics I've pulled for the next block.  You can see a tiny picture of the basket block in the upper left.  Can't wait to get started.



Thursday I stopped by Quilts Etc. to browse.  I didn't realize that it was the Wasatch Front Shop Hop!  There were so many people in and out that I didn't stay long.  But I did take a photograph of this lovely climbing rose next door.




And then when I pulled up in my driveway I couldn't resist photographing my roses as well.




This is the next quilt on the frames.  I made one of these (Women of Grace & Charm - Blackbird Designs) years ago and gave it away.  I wanted one for myself so I pieced another one.




This is the backing fabric - don't you just love it?  I've been saving it for a long time to make sure I put it on the back of a quilt I am going to KEEP.  I think I might have to quilt with black or navy thread so the stitches don't show up on the back.




Blackbird Designs has a new quilt book just introduced at Spring Market.




It has my name on it for sure.  I think I'm going to reduce the size of the blocks though, they are 20" square.  Not sure how to go about it but it's in the queue so I don't have to worry about that for a while.

Well, that's my quilting bits since the last time.
Robin

4 comments:

Every Stitch said...

Gorgeous quilting! i think it looks lovely on the chair back and coordinates so nicely with your wall quilt. Your 1857 blocks are beautiful - am saving all these blocks as it is so tempting :)

Sherrill said...

LOVE your study quilt and WHOA, that quilting!! Fabulous!! I have to ask--what is the beautiful larger quilt hanging on the wall? Must check out the new Blackbird book.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh your quilting is exquisite!!

Lovely 1857 blocks and LOL I think your hand is WAY better than my chicken foot :)

Janet O. said...

Your Welsh study quit is fantastic! Oh, that quilting makes my heart beat faster! I like it in both of the ways you have it displayed but with the one on the table my mind immediately thinks of a grandchild pulling on it--and there goes your lamp! *LOL*
Great personalization of the 1857 blocks!
I haven't been to Quilts, Etc. for quite some time, but it is a fun place to hunt for just the right fabric. The first time I set foot in there I was on system overload! I haven't done the Wasatch Front Shop Hop for several years.
Your backing fabric is so fun! Love the weather vanes!
You have accomplished so much! Since my last post I haven't stitched. : (