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.