Thursday, June 18, 2009

new to me quilting


after stumbling upon this post yesterday, i tried branching out-from stippling.
sometimes i shock myself!
i was so pleased with how this quilting looked on my practice piece that i started on my oh cherry oh quilt.
it's going to take awhile.
i have quilted 5 bobbins worth and have just completed 3 blocks.
but i'm loving it!!!
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today is day 53 of the quilt along. my total blocks made...still at 60. :)

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I watch your blog all the time but I have never left a comment. I am amazed with how daring you are to try your new techniques so quickly. I think that is why you learn new quilting methods so fast! Keep up the good work. I like watching quilting videos I have purchased that have great idas.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh Oh OH, Amanda Jean! Remember that wonderful stippling video you did? I do! I think I'm gonna need one on this quilting. Oh yeah...I know I'm going to need a video on this. So? Busy tomorrow? Wanna make a video tomorrow? You KNOW you wanna! Giggle....I'd like to say I'm kidding, but I'm not! Ha!
Regina....who loves this one, btw!

Erin said...

Cute! I'll have to try that sometime. Looks like it takes awhile, though! ;) I can't do that on my current project, so I'll have to wait for something else to try it on. I'm quilting another Confetti quilt, so I'm just outlining squares. :)

Needled Mom said...

I checked out the site and it looks like she had a fun class. The attempt that you made looks awesome. That's a lot of bobbin thread.....and how many squares are there??????

I finished all of my nine patches this week. I'm excited to move onto the next step.

CJ said...

oh that is quite the quilting and I can see how you are using up so much thread! I agree...please do a video while you are quilting this week and let us mere mortals see how it is done. ;)

Jessica said...

My mother, the professional long-armer, is always trying to get me away from the stipple but it's so hard. Your new quilting is great....I can't wait to see the finished product!

Quilt Rat said...

FAB-U-LOUS! Great job. You will be hooked on this type of quilting.....yes it is time consuming but oh so satisfying!

MissesStitches said...

Amanda Jean, this is beautiful quilting, and I followed your link to dioramarama's site where I saw many other quilting designs. Did I hear a rumor about a video of this quilting??? That would be wonderful!

free indeed said...

That really is a cool look! I would like to see a video too...I can't quite make out how you did the shapes, but they look great!

Julie said...

Your quilting looks great. I've tried that design on sample but haven't been game enough to put it on a quilt yet.
I'm up to 45 block.........my sewing machine has been at the repairer for 3 weeks!!!!! Will have to catch up.

Kimberly said...

Wow... too scary for me! I'm still working on my stippling!
Looks beautiful!

Aimee said...

ooh - that is lovely! Perfect for a cherries fabric. Can't wait to see it! have fun!!!

Alexa said...

I really love the look of the quilting. It is very in line with the bubbly quilt I've been wanting to make!

Janet said...

The quilting looks great, I knew how to do little pebbles but this looks more useful for me. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Urchin said...

I really like it, especially with the cherries.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love the quilting. I find it so hard to step outside of my quilting comfort zone! Well done!

Rita

Allison said...

Your brave, I'm way too scared to try anything new, it gives me the shakes. :) But I'm determined, I like the circles on circles pattern? If that's what its called, I kind of made that up.

Kangaroo said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Jacque. said...

Longtime lurker, here...but wanted to say that when I took a free-motion quilting class recently, we were shown many ways...one of them PEBBLES. Or rocks/stones...it's fun, but I never really thought about using it on a large quilt...(and kinda forgot about it). I think I might have to rethink that! ha! Great job!

SewAmy said...

this looks awesome, I would love to see more of it. I need to venture away from stippling too.

Alissa said...

Oh I love it! I too need to branch out in my quilting and this is inspiring me!!

Valerie said...

Ohhh that looks amazing!!

hetty said...

That looks so good! I am sort of stuck in stippling. Maybe I should give this method a try. Day 53, eh? I think I am caught up.

Jennewby71 said...

Oh my gosh! That is darling! I'm still trying to get stippling down, but boy is this sure cute!! Can't wait to see this when it's all the way done! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

LOVE your quilting, you did a fabulous job!!!

Roxanne said...

I LIKE it!! Look at you stepping outside your box! :)

jaybird said...

it looks great! whenever i am working on something that is large i start out by making 8 bobbins or so... i'm always amazed at how many i go through!

angela said...

I love that look! Especially with the cherries. I think all that bobbin changing would drive me nuts, though.

heather said...

Nice work branching out. Looks good! I keep trying to think of a new pattern too!! You know me though I don't really do the practice thing.:) Good job!

Carolyn cdn said...

It looks awesome Amandajean as always.

One Flew Over said...

What a fantastic result!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing us to other free motion options. I have wanted to branch out and love the link you gave. Once again you inspire me!
Rebecca O from Buffalo

Theresa said...

OOOOHHHH! That looks tricky and fabulous! Well done.

Starbound Studios said...

fun quilting! Love it! And I've started my 9-patches after reading your blog for a while...I have over 70 done! I'll be [hopefully] finished soon, its been so addictive!

VeeV said...

amandajean,
you are such an inspiration...
i love your work!!
e.

Nicole said...

Love this! You didn't use the long arm did you?? I have most stayed away from free motion quilting, but I just got a new machine, and think I need to branch out! :)

comfortstitching said...

Good on you for branching out, though it does look a little fiddly to do!! Great link too makes me wonder why I stick to the same old!!

Tracey said...

Amanda you are a good machine quilter ... have you thought about quilting for others? You'd do very well I'm sure.
I've watched you over the last few months expand your designs - I think you have much more to offer yet ! If you look on the longarm lists you will find lots of inspiration for quilting ideas that you can do on a domestic machine too! Look under Freehand quilting - Patsy Thompson site would also be a good place to look for domestic machine quilting too - she is excellent!

Kristin said...

Oh wow...it looks fabulous!

jmag911 said...

This looks amazing!! I absolutely love your blog!!! I have to check it a few times a day to see what you are up to. Thank you for posting pics of your quilts! You are such an inspiration. Happy Quilting, Jeannette M

Alia said...

Wow!

Shawn said...

I love the look great work Amanda! 5 bobbins in 3 blocks ~ that quilt will never come apart! What size are your blocks? P.S. don't get dizzy...

Linda said...

Loving the little loopy circles! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Ack! I must get going! And I've mis-laid my first 14 blocks. Where could they be??? Your pebble quilting is wunderbar -- I'd love to try that out. Is it hard to re-train yourself after so much stippling?

Bison Girl said...

The quilting has a beautiful whimsical look to it :) very nice!

Elizabeth said...

O's on the oh cherry oh quilt!
perfect!

Chris said...

Fabulous! Well done on trying something new and daring! It looks great.

Sarah said...

Wow, that's so cool!!

duckyhouse said...

Oh Amandajean, this is so lovely and you are doing a fantastic job! Way to go. I can't wait to see the final result.

Amanda said...

I would shock myself if I did that, too! It's beautiful!

lera said...

What a cool pattern. Looks great with the cherries.

Cheryl said...

Wow Amanda! That quilting looks fabulous and really makes the cherry fabric pop.
You always share fabulous ideas with us and then pop out a beautiful quilt to share as well. I haven't mastered the stipple yet, but this one looks fun. Is it it easy?

Anne said...

Wow, that is wonderful!

KateKwiltz said...

Love it!

Maybe we should all just start investing in thread companies? :)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Fun! I need to try some new stuff too . . .but stippling is easy AND fast :) Love what you've got done already!

sulu-design said...

Oh, I'm loving it, too! The pattern of your quilting line is such a great reflection of the cherries in the patchwork - brilliant! I can't wait to see this one when it's done, and I can't wait to see what you do with future quilting projects now that you've moved out of (yet another) comfort zone. Go, you!

bearcreekquilter said...

Yup, that quilting design is gonna suck up the thread. The finished product will look great on the quilt though.
As for the quilt along, I have more than 70 9 patches done. Now I am trying to do sashing on 10 per day. I should take a break from that to blog about it and post some pics over on the flickr group.

dotti white said...

amandajean...thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful look!

Jantine said...

This is indeed funny stippling! Nice job.

HMG said...

This is amazing! A little ambitious for me right now, but I am going to stock it away for a rainy, quilt filled day. Great job...and good luck finishing it :-).

Potpourri said...

I have attempted quilting circles several times but unsuccessfully. Your posting has inspired me to try once again.
You remind me of the Energizer Bunny you just keep on going and going.

beccy said...

Ooh, thanks for the link, these are great designs :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations, the quilting looks great! I have checked out your links, very inspiring, Thank you!

Trisha said...

Very cute! Maybe you should look into purchasing pre-wound bobbins. They last longer.

Rebekah said...

that is some amazing quilting! It's nice to break out of a rut sometimes, isn't it?

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

oh great I am officially behind:(

Re: Quilting. Good for you it looks great. Wide your bobbins nice and tight, so they feel hard when you squeeze them and you'll get a lot more thread on.
I think loop de loops is so much easier than stippling/meander.
Yours looks great.

Hanne said...

Lovely quilting - I want to try those double loops some day :-)

Kritta22 said...

Wow! I really like that!!!!
Great job!

said...

OMG! your work is fabulous!

NanaKaren said...

You never cease to amaze me! This is wonderful and is just perfect for the cherries!

colordehilo said...

wonderful, thanks for sharing your work. i like the free quilting whith sewing machine. Thanks.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Good for you for branching out! I'm impressed.

Donna said...

Wow, I like it! I've done pebbles before, but never went around them again, which would be a lot like what you did, I think. I'll have to try your method!

Whosies said...

i love the pebble quilting...but you should have asked first... i would have told you it takes FOREVER!!! i have one quilt that i did that way. love it, but only one. :)

Elizabeth said...

I am a little behind - well, maybe more than a little! I have 25 sewn, but 30 more cut out. I am hoping for some sewing time this week! Gonna go check out that pebble quilting...

the five of us said...

Wow - you did that without a free arm? You must post a youtube and show us!!!!

That is really beautiful!

thanks for sharing

jacquie said...

i love the look of that. i'm always looking for new kinds of quilting...but this might be a bit out of my league...well, maybe with LOTS of practice.

Chara Michele said...

That looks amazing!

Gillian said...

See Dijanne Cerval's book "72 MORE ways not to stipple or meander".

It sounds like you're ready!

http://origidij.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

The quilting on this is amazing. I love it. Looks like some other fun quilting designs through the link too.

John said...

ok, i am officially inspired ... i have a mini quilt needing to be quilted, and i've been coming back again and again to your post. i think i am ready to give "pebbles" a try ... ... ...

real quick -- do you have any tricks for stopping and starting your quilting in the middle of a quilt; i.e. when you have to change bobbins? i always like to begin and end off of the quilt, because i can't seem to avoid big birds' nests on the back of my quilt.

Rose Marie said...

I think that combining this along with your stippling will give you a whole different look. Thanks for the inspiration!