Monday, January 19, 2015

I Love handquilting

Handquilting has always been my favourite part! I love piecing and appliqueing but handquilting is what I like best. Probably because this is when I see my quilt revealing itself, coming alive! And it is SO relaxing!!!

I didn't have much time till this weekend to finish the first part of Natalie's quilted basket. You know, the thing we call "work" can sometimes eat up your time!! It is not completely finished though as I still need to handquilt around the appliqués and draw the marker lines here and there.



But as it is the only chance  for me to write something on the blog this week, I thought I would share photos of this piece as it is.



I am not completely happy with the appliquick pieces. I really need to become better at this.



Hopefully  next time, I will be able to show you the other sides of the basket as well as my progress on Mountmellick by Di Ford ;-)

Thank you for stopping by.

Until later,

34 comments:

  1. Your hand quilting looks amazing David. Well done!

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  2. Tu as l art de tout transformer en merveille . J adore
    Bis
    Claire

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  3. Wow, I am in awe, do you mark the lines somehow before quilting to keep straight?

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    1. Yes, I do, otherwise it would be wavy!!!

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  4. Ton début David est très prometteur....... Et puis ne t’inquiètes pas pour les piècés que tu as fait avec les appliquick...... tu vas les maitriser au fur et à mesure de ton avancé sur ce panier....... Il m'a fallu plusieurs essai avec pour vraiment les maitriser......
    Tu me donnes envie de commencer le mien du coup.....
    Douce journée.
    Bravo pour ton quilting qui est comme d'habitude parfaitement exécuté.......

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  5. A mi me parece simplemente perfecto !!!!

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  6. Your hand quilting is exquisite, David. Beautiful work.

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  7. Wow, your work is wonderful and very beautiful !

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  8. C est superbe comme toujours ..j adore la double ligne de quilting

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  9. Bien sûr que tu adores... cela se voit... c'est tellement magnifique !!!

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  10. Love your handquilting. Really makes a texture for the fabric. It is nice to relax & unwind with wuilting!!

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  11. How can you be better at this?! It looks perfect to me :)

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  12. Oh David I love your quilting it's so delicate. It looks so complicated I think I'll stick to my stitching. :)

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  13. Just as the applique your quiltwork is beautiful!

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  14. Thank you David for sharing your work and your thoughts about it. You are of a great help to make me turn back to my works waiting for handquilting.

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  15. J'ai beaucoup d'amies qui sont comme toi ! Elles s'épanouissent dans le quilting et c'est très bien....Utilises-tu un cerceau ?
    En tout cas, c'est très réussi...bravo ! ;)

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    1. Quand je quilte des petites pièces, comme c'est le cas ici, je n'utilise pas de tambour, je me sers d'un poids (comme le fait Yoko Saito)... il y a des videos pour voir la technique. Pour les grandes pièces j'utilise un tambour sur pied.

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  16. David, ya sabes que adoro tus trabajos, un saludo!

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  17. Your tiny stitches are so regular, well done ! As for the apliquick pieces, do you clip the fabric allowance before folding it over to the back ? It makes your shapes more accurate.

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  18. ton appliqué me paraît parfait et ton quilting me plaît beaucoup !! moi aussi j'aime quand c'est beaucoup quilté, ça embellit le quilt !!

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  19. Oh la la ! perfectionnisme quand tu nous tiens !!!! Je ne vois pas grand-chose à redire à tes appliqués ! Et ta préférence pour le quilting, absolument parfait, est évidente ! Je partage ton optimisme et attends la suite !!! :-)

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  20. I couldn't agree with you more, I love hand quilting your work is wonderful

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  21. David, your stitches are super!

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  22. i love the colours you have used, and the quilting looks nice!

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