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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Whole cloth quilt

Very hot here today, so I am having a small break from the small circles ...
whic will complet them in all the hearts in the border,
having finished the micro-stippling last night.

I am attempting to square up the quilt before I do the final border...
and I am not really sure what that will be yet.
I am pinning it to a carpet square..and its hot there on the floor.

This is my practise piece,  where I tried out different things.
and yes - they are my toes :)

I tried the corner lines out last night but not sure I like them.

I may try to imitate the 'butterfly' curves near rhe centre

I was goig to do echo quilting as you can see...but went with the micro stippling

Small circles against microstippling - I went with the circles

Here is what I call my butterfly curves. some fine and some larger.  I stuck with the larger

So now back to squaring the quilt.
I really feel as though I have been doing this forever!!


The Nifty Stitcher said...

Joan , this is just stunningly beautiful and so worht all the hard work. Are you marking the pattern as you go ?

The Nifty Stitcher said...

* worth

Lynette said...

This is absolutely spectacular :D (I like your corner lines - they're very nice against the heart feather and pearl effects)

Diane said...

great work Joan-can't imagine working under a quilt in the heat!! keep at it!!

Linda said...

Wonderful! Your quilting is awesome. Beyond awesome!!

Sue Daurio said...

Words just can't describe how beautiful that is!! Thanks for sharing the journey. It is so much fun to watch the progress.

Unknown said...

Joan, these are just astonishing, really, really, astonishing.
You should be really proud of what you have achieved there

Joanne said...

It is looking amazing! Good luck with the squaring.

What Comes Next? said...

It is breath taking Joan! The WCQ is spectacular, and your practice piece is show worthy! I like the corner lines - but your butterfly curves are gorgeous. All of that detail work is definitely paying off big time.

Raewyn said...

Wow - again! I could look at it for ages, just taking in all the detail.

Leeanne said...

You really do have this quilting thing sorted....very cool!

Elaine said...

Is this trapunto or is the micro quilting what makes the design stand out? It is very beautiful. I want to also do a practice similar to this

2ne said...

WOW............ I love your work - it is so beautifull :-)
I put you on my bloglist and as a follower so I can enjoy the inspiration that you give me. Just love this.
Wish you a creative week :-)

Quiltsmiles said...

WOW on your WOW! This quilt is stunning. Love how your photography is capturing all the details. Jane