Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Quilty Textured Bliss - Strippy Heart Wallhanging
I've been on a bit of a mission to bring some of my WIPs almost to completion so that I can take them away with me to retreat at the end of the week and get them bound, ready to bring home again and finish on the sofa on these dark nights.
I'm thrilled to report that this one will definitely be making it to Dundrum with me for some binding attention!
I opted to quilt this straight lines which should be ¼" either side of the seam. In reality they are anything but. I promise no alcohol was consumed prior to quilting but I just could not hold those lines straight at all. I'm going to blame the multitude of seams for making it 'bumpy' ;-)
Regardless of my rather dubious quilting (which you can see for yourself above), the result is a fabulously textured wallhanging in waiting. I really love how it looks and feels!
This quilt was not very square when I went to trim it back after quilting. I don't usually have much trimming to do on my quilts but I found this one, and it's bigger sister, were bit a bit 'out' when finished quilting. I wonder is it to do with it being made of so many strips, rather than blocks? I think maybe a bit of a wave happens when working in strippy pieces, but maybe I'm just making excuses for my inaccurate piecing. I did eventually trim away a fair bit to achieve something squared off, so I'm hoping it will look alright when actually (eventually) on a wall.
I'm very excited to be so close to a finish now!
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Love this pattern and your fabric selection was great! I have this pattern and hope to make it soon!ReplyDelete
This looks fabulous and is a great way to use up scraps. xReplyDelete
I love it!ReplyDelete