24 September, 2014

Added Dimension...

"It's The Journey"


Over the past week or so I've been adding dimension, in the form of quilted texture, to "It's The Journey".  You will remember this quilt as a long-running border challenge project, I posted about it here back in July.  Just as in the original challenge, I have been flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to quilting this one, coming up with each element as I go along. I have enjoyed every, single, step of this journey toward completion; the quilting is no exception to that!  Some continuous curves seem to play nicely off the squares-in squares and, of course, there are feathers (my new favorite thing to quilt!) in the more open border areas.
Some feather-like shapes and curly-cues fill in the flying geese areas nicely.
I've added more feathers in the central portion of this quilt in the Winding Ways blocks, and plan to mimic the identical border treatments as I progress outward to the opposite borders. Snowbird and I have become a good team, breathing life into this quilt as we go along, by adding some exciting dimension to an otherwise flat surface... it's all good.
Life is Good!

12 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

Beautiful!

Janet O. said...

Looks so fresh and pretty!
Feathers are fun, aren't they, once you get a feel for them?

Nane said...

It's going to add a lot of pizzaz to that studio wall!

AnnieO said...

It was already special before you frosted it! Looking great:)

cityquilter grace said...

very nice quilting mrs g!

Gina Boone said...

See what you can do when you relax and breathe! Gorgeous Debbie!

jude's page said...

It looks great, that quilting sure does make another dimension to the quilt, I like to think you are giving it a soul.

Deb said...

Deb..it's beautiful!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Seat of the pants approach is yielding beautiful results (although I suspect there's some silent planning going on there, too). Just keep stitching . . .

Patty Nordahl said...

Very pretty!! Do I understand this challenge correctly..each time you were given a shape and color(s) and then you had to design a order from that information. Were all the quilts very different?

Paula, the quilter said...

This looks so good!

Sherrill said...

Loved the flimsy but now, with your fabulous longarming skills, the quilt has TRULY come to life. You definitely have a talent in that longarming dept. Simply gorgeous!