Sunday, 23 August 2009

DQS7 Top complete

I've been mulling over ideas for my DQS7 quilt for a while. I setttled on an idea while we were at the snow, and mentally designed the whole thing (although I did make some small variations as I went) while we were there. Can you tell? I'm calling it Out of Season and its ready to sandwich and quilt. I need to add more detail and texture in the quilting, and am hoping the whole thing isn't too insipid, but I do love the look so far. Apart from some simple piecing of the background (which uses white-on-white flakes in the centre, then a fairy-frost, then a creamy snowflake) it's all machine appliqued with blanket stitch in clear monofilament. The first thing I'll so with the quilting is go closely around the tree etc with matching but slightly darker threads. I'm considering McTavishing the background, but haven't decided yet. The binding will match the apples.

6 comments:

Beena said...

This is really nice! I love the apples popping out against the stark white background. Good fabric choices all around, and I'm sure your quilting will be amazing!

Margaret aka Supermom said...

In all honesty, it's refreshing to see some true creativity. I'm tiring of seeing gnomes, mushrooms, and the same-old, same-old things from DQS. Hope you have an awesome partner making your's too!

Shasta said...

Oh it looks great. I think the recipient will really like it.

Cylie said...

That is fantastic!!

Натали Ш. said...

Hello!
Very beautiful work!

Austy's Mum said...

VERY pretty!!! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one.