Monday, February 17, 2014

Handquilting : 7th block

I have not made much progress on the block. I didn't have much time for quilting last week but I am going to show you what I have done so far on this block.



The inspiration comes from a basket quilt by Yoko Saito in the book "Traditional Models In Lessons" (les Modèles traditonnels en leçons) published by Quiltmania for the French translation.

I think that these concentric circles soften up the background surface of the block and go well with the medallion on the top-right hand corner.

At first, I didn't know how to trace these circles and asked Sakae on how to do it. Following her advice I have used this. There is a tiny hole in each circle so I put a needle in it, place the large circle and trace. Then I remove the circle and leave the needle and place a smaller circle and trace and go on like that for each circle. Thanks to the needle, I place every circle correctly. I mark them as I go, usually tracing four or five sets of circle at a time.

 

I just LOVE the effect... What do YOU think ?

I might not be back for a couple of weeks now as I have another very busy week ahead of me and the following week, I'll be in London.

Until later,

25 comments:

  1. Cela avance tout doucement mais sûrement. Amusez-vous bien à Londres et je vous souhaite à tous un beau temps.

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  2. Très joli ce motif de quilting. Je note :) merci

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  3. Une très belle idée...bon amusement a Londres....

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  4. Ce motif de quilting est extra David. Cela fait ressortir ton médaillon superbement...... J'ai bien pris note de tes conseils pour le tracé des cercles...... Merci.
    Amicalement.

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  5. je me demandais comment tu allais quilter ce panneau, c'est juste SUPER!
    j'ai repris mon patch, c'est très motivant de te suivre!

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  6. I love how the circles look!! It is a great way to quilt, David, thank you for showing :-)

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  7. Me encanta esta forma de acolchar...lo probare..graciassssssss.

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  8. Beautiful! I love circles in quilting. I have a quilt with square blocks and my LAQ did circles on each square and it looks great.

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  9. Très réussi en effet ce quilting avec les ronds concentriques. C'est long, mais quel plaisir quand un bloc est terminer, et de refléchir à comment on va faire le suivant.

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  10. It's looking gorgeous. Have a great time in London

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  11. Lovely quilting, and it's certainly a very pretty effect. Have a great time in London.

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  12. J'aime beaucoup ce quilting , il très bien choisi pour le bloc ! En général je trouve que les cercles font de jolis quiltings . Bravo pour cette belle avancée !

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  13. Do you mind me asking if the pea pod in your header photo was a kit or did you make it up yourself?

    Thanks, Sandra

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  14. Hi Sandra, I made this peapod pincushion a few years ago. It was a class project with Maggie Bonanomi when she came to France. She is the designer of this cute, quick and easy project. I have been asked about this peapod pincushion more often than not!! I probably should email Maggie Bonanomi and tell her to include this project in one of her book, what do you think ?

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  15. Superbe, David! J'aime votre travail. Salut, Mami.

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  16. Me encanta!!! Felicidades ..
    http://dreamspaki.blogspot.com.es/

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