Friday, May 11, 2018

Free Wheeling Free Motion {Traveling Quilt Bee Update}

Since I posted my first quilting-in-progress update on my Traveling Quilt Bee quilt, I have quilted two more sections of the quilt.

For the fourth section, I did a feather filler inspired by Angela Walters. This motif ended up *slightly* more dense than I had originally planned (and compared to the other sections of quilting) but I'm happy overall with how it turned out.




For the fifth section, I did my new go-to motif of leafy meandering.



I have two more block sections to quilt as well as the border. I still plan to use a wood grain motif for one of the sections and then plan to do a floral echo pattern (similar to Leah Day's Dandelion Puff without flower stems) in the other.

I plan to do some sort of loop-de-loop or wishbone quilting in the borders. I'm not sure if I should use one single motif for the border, or if I should use separate motifs in the black borders and pieced border. If I do the latter, I'm considering quilting the black borders with black thread.

What are your motif suggestions? Thus far, I've kept my motifs "curvy" and I've stayed away from motifs that are overly pointy. The major accomplishment at this point is that the quilt is halfway done being quilted! Hooray!

8 comments:

  1. I love wishbone and ribbon candy for curvy quilting in borders. It's coming along so nicely!

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  2. Your quilting looks fabulous!

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  3. Wow, your quilting looks just like Angela's!!!

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  4. Looking good, Alison! Borders are always tough for me, so I tend to do parallel straight lines, kind of like a picture frame. But I like Yvonne's wishbone suggestion :)

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  5. BLOCKS GREEN is my favorite! Thank You!
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  6. I love the paisley feather and the leafy meander! Beautifully done!

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  7. Quilt quilting! I really like using wish bone designs and all over paisley type designs.

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  8. The quilting is beautiful! Congrats on being at least half way done.

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