Monday, September 13, 2010
The Monet Quilt
I am thinking this is like a Monet painting. I don't think it's a masterpiece, but it is best viewed at a distance... and I feel like I have been working on it since the early 1900's! I started this quilt in April. It has the distinction of being:
1)My first Applique quilt...and it shows
2)My first attempt at loopy quilting...and it shows
3)My first attempt at pebble quilting (see the flower centers)...and it shows
4)My first full size quilt (which turned out ok)
5)The quilt I have spent the most time on (which doesn't show)
Pebble quilting on the flower centers was harder than I thought it would be. I never got a good rhythm but I did eventually figure out how to (very slowly) quilt something that DID resemble pebbling and not just a random mess of stitches.
I love love love the loopy quilting. I think this is going to replace stippling as my go-to free motion stitch. I got a boo-boo spot in the quilting but I think with the washing you can't really tell. I love how washing a quilt can literally wash away a mistake.
This quilt will go in my 6 year old's bedroom at his request...under the duvet cover if I have my say. I am grateful for the lessons learned, but this is not a favorite of mine.