Monday, 11 December 2006

Sophie's Quilt

I'm stuck! I really really don't know what to do with this now. It looks so lovely that I dare not quilt it. Anyone any ideas on how I should machine quilt this, having never machine quilted in my life! And what about the backing material? Javerlhac were selling it off at 5 Euro a meter. I got 1.5 meters and might be going back to see if they have still got it. I love it!

7 comments:

ViVi said...

Oh my GOD Clare, it's absolutely gorgeous!! Sorry I'm no help with quilting, but I just wanted to tell you how beautiful it is!

Shelina said...

This is a beautiful quilt and the backing is gorgeous. Sorry, no quilting advice here either. You could choose some kind of straight line quilting, or maybe echo quilt it which would require lots of turns. Meandering would be good if you can do free motion. You could choose a motif to put on all the blocks, or a different motif on each block. See, how helpful I am?

Patti said...

As far as the quilting goes, I would match the color. White on the white and red on the red. If you've never done any machine quilting before then stick with the simple meander - still matching the color thread to the color fabric, either white or red.

Fiona said...

If the waddding you have used is OK for several inches between quilting you could tie the quilt with a nice red thread.

Tonya R said...

You are doing such a great job. Sorry, Im no help with machine quilting whatsoever.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love the quilt but adore the backing fabric, is 5 Euros a bit like 5 US dollars/ If it is it was a steal! I just stitch in the ditch and often use a monofilament thread that matches all fabrics.

The Calico Cat said...

That is a great backing fabric.