Triple Trouble 10: flightlines

It has occurred to me that all three of these baby quilts are about flight, in some fashion.

So I’ve tried to make the quilting reflect movement and direction as much as possible, whilst still quilting minimally to keep the quilts as soft and drapey as possible.  I love the look of heavily quilted fabric, but I don’t think small quilts like this stay flexible enough if they have lots of quilting.  And I don’t want to send three beautifully pieced, quilted and bound planks to my three new great-nieces.  It’s not great quilting, but it’s done.

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Triple Trouble, blowing in the breeze

Wervelwind (Whirlwind)

Wervelwind (Whirlwind)

Wervelwind has swirly radiating lines.

Vlucht (Flight)

Vlucht (Flight)

Vlucht has v-shaped lines that echo the line of geese.

Komeet (Come)

Komeet (Comet)

Komeet has lines that radiate out from the star/comet head, along the line of the ‘tail’. It’s also the most densely quilted, but that’s a function of the pattern rather than by choice.

Two jobs left: cutting and attaching the binding; and labelling.  Both are enjoyable parts of the exercise for me – I can’t understand people who put off finishing a quilt because they hate binding, or can’t get round to attaching a label.

Sorry it’s been quieter than usual in Chiconia, but I had to get my head down and get these lovelies quilted before I go back to work tomorrow.  It’s not that I’m going to be flat out – that would be extremely unlikely – but it means I can’t sit down and give 3 or 4 solid hours of work to any project until later in the week. And I’ve had delightful sessions with the physiotherapist and the optometrist today, the former leaving me rather sore but more comfortable thanks to some extremely strange looking strapping on my knee, and the latter leaving me functionally blind for an hour or so thanks to drops used to dilate my pupils so they could take photos of the inside of my eyes….

I’m very much enjoying the fact that everyone is back from their Christmas break and my Reader has something new for me to read each morning.  Keep up the good work, you lot.

That’s it for today.  Have a great week.

8 thoughts on “Triple Trouble 10: flightlines

  1. My Watering Can says:

    So beautiful!

  2. Emmely says:

    These designs are great! You have some lucky nieces.

  3. Jule says:

    They’re wonderful! Note the matching clothes pins 😉 I agree on the amount of quilting – we don’t want to read about ‘girl beats sibling to death with quilt’. 😀

    • katechiconi says:

      You caught me! I am anal about things like matching my clothes pins, even for ordinary laundry. I think an eye for detail is good in a quilter… One day I’m going to make myself a wall hanging which is very thickly quilted, not for use on a bed.

  4. mandymunroe says:

    Love them! I’m with you on the over quilting, they will also be warmer as the air can get in. These are made to be used and snuggled in, well done 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Thanks! There’s nothing worse than a quilt which doesn’t drape but lies there like a piece of soggy toast… And I think the littlies are going to need warm; triplets are so much smaller than singletons.

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