I’ve almost finished the first border on this quilt. Check out my motif and the stylized straight feathers:
I still need a bit more quilting in my cornerstone design. The gold areas have hieroglyphic quilting in them, quilted after this picture was taken. You can see my chalk markings, I sketch my ideas right on the quilt top.
I’ll keep plugging away on this quilt. It’s slow going because I quilt part time nowadays. Plus I have a lot of straight line and stitch-in-the-ditch quilting to do. This is called “ruler work,” and I like to take my time and do it right.
The motif in the pictures above was hand drawn by me, then made into a stencil so I can replicate it on this quilt. I have developed a new and easy technique for making your own stencils for quilting or other projects. Hmmm… guess I had better add that one to my book, right? LOL!
yup, put it in your book!
Start packing your stuff. Friday is my last day of work…creative adventure awaits…
Can’t wait!!! Woo-hoo!!!!
That black batting didn’t have to wait long at all, did it??? Looks like good use. I love the stylized feathers. When you come up with designs do you just sit there and ponder? Search google images? Look at books? Probably a bit of all of them….
My process is to take a digital image of the quilt top, import into Photoshop, then start sketching right on the image. If I get a quilt that begs to be quilted in a particular time in art history (ie: art nouveau, roman, greek or egyptian, etc), then I look to clip art books for inspiration or call on my memory of museum visits.
The stylized feather border just evolved as I was doing it. I started with the straight lines, then filled in around it. I still need to add to the circular motif, it needs another element quilted in in the bottom half of the circle. Hugs, C
That is looking really good!
Ya know when you are working on a quilt I check your blog every day and this morning I was rewarded with this terrific eye candy! Your design is right on perfect for that quilt and looks amazing.
You need to have a coffee table picture book of all the quilts you have done………………I would buy one!
I got some stencil making stuff when I was in Houston and hope to play with it some. Your use of stencils has reallly inspired me……………………wanna do a stencil and quilt marking tutorial? I would love to see your process.
I just finished my last customer quilt for 2008 last night and am gonna load one of my tops! I am so excited to be able to have the leasure to do one of my own!!!!!!!
Congrats on finishing your queue for the year! I have this one and then a quilt for my friend, Linda.
My new way of doing stencils is using non-traditional stencil materials- meaning I’m not using stencil plastic, mylar, etc. So far, it is working out very well.
Thanks for stopping by! I love all your comments… Hugs, Carla
Your work is so inspiring. I, too, vote for a coffee table book & a book and/or web presentation/training on how to do template work and the process you use.
I’ll keep checking back to see how it progresses…
Have a good one.
Your quilting is amazing!
WOW how did I miss this … I read you via google.com/reader every day. WOW WOW WOW
It’s gorgeous Carla.
Beautiful and perfect for the quilt as always, Carla. look forward to seeing the finished product. Happy New Year!