Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tone It Down Quilted


I have finally finished quilting Tone It Down from American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It was a quilt along but I started it late and worked on it when time permitted. Once the top was complete, it took me awhile to figure out how to machine quilt it. I knew I wanted quilt feathers in the rectangular sashing but had no idea of what else to do. Each block is made up of so many pieces that I had to make a little road map so that I'd remember what to quilt in each area.


Here's a couple of closeups to give you an idea of what designs I ended up quilting.


I used rulers a lot. I also made dots and connected them with lines to make specific designs. I tried not to mark too much. I did mark each feather spine using an air soluble marker.


I'm already thinking ahead to the binding. Here's the fabric I bought. I thought it would be a fun way to frame/end this quilt.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your stunning finis! You have a real beauty here and
    magnificent quilting too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy to be finished! Seemed to take forever!

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  2. That is very pretty, Rosemary. Your quilting is beautiful ...stunning !

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    1. Thank you so much, Karin! It means so much to me since you're such a wonderful machine quilter!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! So nice to hear from you!!

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  4. It's absolutely beautiful - well done. Such a lot of work in that. The fabric for the binding looks just right and will give it a strong frame. Amazing!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! It took me such a long time to quilt it but I'm so happy with the outcome! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Very neat and pretty quilt. The quilting looks beautiful :-). Great job !!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment! So glad you visited my blog!

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  6. Lovely quilt! Congrats on getting it done. Me, I'd go with a reddish binding because I see a lot of that in the quilt, but the polka dots look so fun1

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment as well as for visiting my blog! I like red for the binding too! I chose blue only for the contrast. <3

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  7. Rosemary, your work is so beautiful! All the pinks and pretty florals make it a really feminine quilt, and the free motion designs complement the top perfectly.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
    Love, Muv

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    1. Thank you for the very nice comment, Muv! It means so much to me. Thank you for the opportunity to link up with Free Motion Mavericks.

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