27 November, 2011

Quilting Effects

"Stars and Scraps Forever" is in the process of being quilted. I chose a pantograph by Anne Bright called "Calm Water", loaded the quilt sideways (which places the quilting design on end), and began stitching. I love the resulting effect; which, to me, now looks like woodgrain. This will be a great quilt for a man; often a masculine quilt and/or quilting design are hard to come by.

Life is Good!


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14 comments:

Charleen said...

Beautiful combination of design and quilting. It does look very masculine, but I like it too! I can't help thinking of of Irish Spring :-)

paula, the quilter said...

You are correct in that masculine quilts are infrequent. I Like to make masculine quilts just for that reason. Love that panto.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

What Paula said.

Pat said...

You are right -- this quilt does have masculine appeal! I think it takes a special eye to be able to envision how a pattern will play out on a top. The quilting design is not one I would have thought of, but boy does it look great. Nice job!!

AnnieO said...

Nice and vibrant but not childish--great masculine quilt for sure! I like the "on end" quilting idea, looks terrific.

Janet O. said...

This is a winner in my book. Nice quilting choice. I have one of Anne Bright's books and I find inspiration there--if I can just get the courage to try them out.

lindsey said...

I love your machine quilting....I have tried, even went to a workshop but am still rubbish at it!

Edith said...

Sounds like a Christmas present for a certain woodworker in your life.
Edith

Nane said...

Very nice! And keeping your neighbor in our prayers....what a great idea to keep a closet of quilts just waiting to find their home.

Quilt Hollow said...

Masculine quilts are far and few for sure! (speaking from experience here on the one I've got going) LOL

Lois Arnold said...

This is a very lovely quilt and my favorite type -- scrappy! I like the calm water quilting.

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! :0)

Quilting4U said...

The quilting design adds great texture and movement! Love it!

Tanya said...

Wow, the Stars and Scraps looks great! And that really is a nice masculine quilting design!