Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Finish :: Over the River and Through the Woods

I'm so excited about this finish. It is already hanging in my dining room.

Quilting this was a fun challenge. I quilted the star blocks and alternate blocks differently.

I repeated elements from these blocks in the outer border.

I quilted the embroidery sections last because I didn't really know how I wanted to quilt them and I was a bit afraid of ruining the hand embroidery. I did a lot of sketching to try out ideas and to practice. This is the final sketch for what I ended up stitching.

And here is a close up of one of the stitched embroidery sections.

Quilting over the hand embroidery was scary, but I'm glad I did it. I was afraid that the quilting would somehow cover the embroidery. It doesn't. I think the fact that the background is white and I used white thread for the quilting helps the quilting to fade into the background even though it is the last layer.

I'll leave you with one last look at the whole quilt.

The pattern is Over the River and Through the Woods. It is a pattern by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio. The links will take you to the designers website and to the pattern page.


Calicojoan said...

I love it...so bright and cheerful!

Barb said...

What an awesome quilt!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt! Those bright fabrics really made the quilt. I like how you have quilted it. I think that is one reason why I haven't finished the quilt. I don't know how to quilt it. Thanks for the idea.

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Mama Pea said...

Amazing job! I love all of it. The embroidery, the fabric, and the quilting! Fantastic!