Spring Growth Quilting Modification - Detail

Spring Growth Quilting Modification

I wanted to take some time to add a bit more quilting detail to my Spring Growth quilt prior to submitting it for consideration for QuiltCon, and I’m happy to say I got it done and submitted!

I had originally left the light gray areas in the piecing unquilted, and after the fact I was sad that I did not use Trapunto to help them look puffy and full. (Trapunto is a technique where you locally apply a second layer of batting in an area that you want to stand out.) Part of the reason I think it took me so long to make the quilting modification was that I wasn’t sure what to quilt, but after much deliberation, I chose to fill those areas much the same way as the surrounding piecing: with back and forth lines.

Spring Growth Quilting Modification - Detail

Spring Growth Quilting Modification – Detail

I’m quite happy with how it came together, and regardless of if the quilt is accepted to show at QuiltCon in Pasadena in February 2018, I’m glad I took the time to finish the quilting. Have you ever gone back and added quilting to a finished quilt after considering how it finished?

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21 thoughts on “Spring Growth Quilting Modification

  1. Lisa says:

    That is beautiful work. I can’t see how that wouldn’t be accepted! Good luck!

  2. Cindy says:

    I like the back and forth lines you added. And yes I have gone back and quilted something I at first thought was done, the more I looked at it the more I knew it needed more quilting.

  3. Patty says:

    Love the quilting you’ve added. It is perfect for this quilt.

  4. Lorna Jones says:

    That adds a lot to the depth of the quilt! Love it!!

  5. Good decision, I know your quilt will be accepted!

  6. I’ve considered going back to add handquilting to one of my tree quilts, but just never took the plunge. Best of luck, friend!

  7. Cheryl says:

    I like the added texture that the additional quilting gives the pieced blocks. I hope I get to see it at QuiltCon!

  8. Jan O says:

    Beautiful quilt! The added quilting is just the touch it needed – it looks so much more finished now. Good luck with your QuiltCon entries!

  9. Tish says:

    I’ve actually been following along to see if you ended up quilting it. I’ve never added quilting after I’ve considered something finished, but I love how this turned out. It’s good know we still have options, even if we think we are finished 🙂 Just curious, had you washed the quilt already and then went back and added the quilting?

  10. Roseline McIntosh says:

    Impressive in it’s simplicity!

  11. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Good luck with your entry! I love the additional quilting and it is funny how, yes, we do sometimes need to back and fill in the blanks!

  12. EllenB says:

    That little bit of added quilting finished it beautifully. I haven’t made a “modern” quilt and I admire your eye for color combinations. One of these days I may get brave enough to try one of your transparencies!

  13. Lea says:

    WOW!! (Yes that was worth the caps. 🙂 ) This quilt is stunning. You did a gorgeous job on the quilting.

  14. aquilterstable says:

    Love the quilting you chose to add to your quilt – good luck!!

  15. Kaja says:

    I liked it before, but think you made the right decision; the extra quilt definitely just gives those shapes a lift. Good luck with your Quiltcon entry.

  16. smilesfromkate says:

    Great design and wonderful quilting, I have my fingers and toes crossed for you it’s beautiful.

  17. Perfect addition! I sure hope it’s at QuiltCon, I want see all that beautiful quilting up close!

  18. sue7oaks says:

    I think you made the right decision there Yvonne! It finishes it off beautifully. Good luck!

  19. It’s beautiful. Good luck.

  20. Kate says:

    Good luck with the submission for Quilt Con.

  21. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I like the change. I don’t think I have added more quilting later, but there is a few quilts I have considered doing it to.

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