Blue Spring Rain - Quilting Detail

Blue Spring Rain – Quilting

It was a pretty long week for me. I spent a LOT of time in the car with my husband this week. So I was more ready to go for lots of walks this weekend than doing much more sitting at my sewing machine. But, I did get my machine back from being serviced, and it seems about back to normal. It is still dropping a stitch here or there, but it is basically back to its old habits which I can cope with. The tucks that I make on the back of the quilt… well, that also put a bit of a damper on my progress. I’ll get it sorted out. I’m sure of it.

Blue Spring Rain - Quilting Detail

Blue Spring Rain – Quilting Detail

I wanted long lines for this quilt, but I also wanted soft rounded edges. I like the puckers in the quilt where I change direction, I think it is going to have a great texture when it is done and washed!

Blue Spring Rain - Super Helper

Blue Spring Rain – Super Helper

And, as always, my trusty sidekick was around to evaluate my handiwork. I got about a quarter of the quilting done. Maybe I can get it fixed and finished up in another week or so.

Linking up to WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

0 thoughts on “Blue Spring Rain – Quilting

  1. Renee says:

    That quilting is really interesting! The places you turned around look like water droplet splatters! I can’t wait to see how it looks after a washing.

    1. That’s a great description, Renee. 🙂

  2. Karolina says:

    Love that quilting, must try that! 🙂

    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

  3. tonijosews says:

    That quilting is going to be very cool when it’s done. Heck–it’s already cool! I’ll be looking forward to the finish photos.

    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to run my hands over it once it is washed… 🙂

  4. Hi Yvonne, What is it about quilts that attracts cats – black cat on a white quilt too – great combination! I really like your little pucker spaces on your quilting – I think the quilting fits in well with the clean lines of the piecing and the little gaps add textural interest.

    1. Thank you! I think I use the lint roller to clean and clear up my quilts from cat hair more than I do to my clothing. He especially likes it when the quilt is “tented” and he can build a nest while I’m trimming the edges for binding or putting on the binding…

  5. Lucy says:

    Your quilting is really lovely! Do you sew from side to side or up and down?

    1. Thank you! For this pattern my primary direction is up and down, and I work on about 1/4 of the quilt at a time because it’s a bit too bulky otherwise.

      1. Lucy says:

        Thanks for the advice! I will try that – I was doing some woodgrainish quilting left to right last night and it all went sideways (ha) fairly quickly.

  6. Cheryl says:

    I love the quilting pattern you are using on this quilt, it adds such a great texture!

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