Friday, 3 October 2014

Week 27 EPP - Top finished (?)

It's all QAYGed and sewn together and the backing fabric (Kona Prussian) is ordered.  The garden bench is not big enough for a decent outdoor pic, but I did manage to hide most of the ladder in the overgrowth. 



Thanks so much for your thoughts on how to quilt this one:

Sarah Martin emailed me some great ideas - she imported the image into Paint and drew lines on it - simple but effective!  Thanks again, Sarah.

This crooked window block was also a bit of a challenge:


I've certainly proved to myself that you can make almost any shape or pattern using English Paper Piecing. But I have to admit that while I like some of the individual elements,  I don't like the whole thing very much right now.  Plus that blue is blimming awful for collecting white fluff from the cotton batting. And white fluff from white cats. I hope that when this quilt is backed and bound it will all come together a bit more. Maybe some more quilting in the plain blue areas - maybe even more appliqué.

As it's Friday and it's almost a finish, I'm going to link up with Crazy Mom's Finish it up Friday.  If you want to see earlier posts about this quilt, click here.  

Next week I will link up with the Monday Morning Count over at Life Under Quilts.

13 comments:

  1. I think you're right about more quilting in the plain blue areas but it already looks fantastic. Your paper pieced blocks are incredibly gorgeous! Look forward to seeing what comes next:-)

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  2. I agree about more quilting in the plain blue areas. I like the plain blue areas....but blue is my favourite colour. I know what you mean about the batting showing up on dark colours. I think it will eventually stop doing that. Here's hoping

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  3. Congratulations! I think when it's all backed and bound you're going to love it.

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  4. Such a fabulous design, look forward to more photos.

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  5. Beautiful works! Those quilting lines are very nice too.

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  6. Amazing! Did you quilt it to the batting and now just have to add the back? I've done that kind of QAYG before by machine but not as EPP. Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend. Now to go to the earlier posts on this quilt.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the quilting lines you chose for each piece.

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  8. You must keep on with this, it's going to look great when you implement the idea that has been discussed for the blue areas. And that ladder was only resting in my account, I have now positioned it for its next task and one day I will actually put it away.

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  9. so close to finishing! I've really enjoyed following this quilt.

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt, and sometimes I don't think that you can appreciate the whole thing until it is quilted and bound - I've made quilt tops before that I just didn't like, left them for months, but then when I get round to completing them I love the finished article. Hope you feel the love after all that work!

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