ST&D: Lush!

I have four more blocks quilted.

I confess, I was a bit nervous about this one. I wasn’t sure how the Aida fabric would quilt up, compared with the softer quilting cotton fabrics. I was terrified of mucking it up, so I made a sample using the same fabric and quilted that. It seemed to be OK. There were a few small tracking marks where the new walking foot’s feed dogs had gripped onto the surface, but I though the result was pretty good. So I took a deep breath and got going.

It’s lovely. The firmer fabric hasn’t stopped the texture forming, and there’s a gorgeous soft ripple which catches the light beautifully. It’s a really nice contrast with the slightly nubbly texture of the background and stitching. I’m so pleased with it!

Thanks, Margaret, your beautiful embroidery is a real asset to the quilt 🙂

24 thoughts on “ST&D: Lush!

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    Always a relief when quilting works. Sometimes–like this one–more of a relief than others.

  2. Looks absolutely stunning, couldn’t have turned out better !

  3. claire93 says:

    perfect quiling there! and I agree that the quilting part is always the part where things can go wrong ^^

    • katechiconi says:

      It would have been a nightmare to unpick quilting from Aida – the stitches sink in and disappear a bit. It was a relief when I did the first line and realised everything was going to be OK…

    • katechiconi says:

      I was concerned: Aida’s quite stiff before you wash it, plus it’s a very open weave so there was a concern the needle would drag and catch, but it looks and feels really good, the ripple is very smooth.

  4. tialys says:

    Fantastic – a very special touch in this particular quilt.

  5. dayphoto says:

    It is LOVELY! I really like the pattern!

  6. Fabulous! I love how the light works on the ripples. Reminds me of sand on the beach.

  7. rutigt says:

    Good quilting! It´s so beautiful!!!!

  8. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Love the ripple !!

  9. Lush? When I first read that, I thought you had already been imbibing the rum. 😉
    I love Margaret’s work. Thank goodness it hasn’t lost anything in the quilting.

  10. craftycreeky says:

    You’ve done a fantastic job of quilting it (as always!!), I love it, reminds me of the wavy lines you can get as part of postmarks 🙂

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