Friday, December 19, 2008

Cross Stitch quilt - quilting

I started the quilting on the cross stitched quilt. I'm not crazy about the design. I need some kind of background fill. Any suggesations? The picture is not true colors and the stain is really not that noticeable but I wanted you to be able to see the quilting (even the little wobbles).

Just a stipple?

This is what the design is suppose to be if I follow the pattern. It's not crosshatched they just go one way and that doesn't look balenced to me.

Jackie (I guess I edited my signature out while I was moving the pictures around.)


Kathy said...

Oh Wow. I really kinda like the one-way cross stitching, BUT, the stipple looks good too and it would be easier!

I have a question for you. Are you stitching across the cross-stitching?? I have a machine embroidery quilt and I'm not sure what to do with the embroidered blocks.

I am a longarm quilter too, but not for the public, just myself. I have a Gammill Premier. Just wish it had a deeper throat space --LOL.

I love your blog and enjoy looking at your projects.

Exuberant Color said...

That was very typical of that style quilt to have the crosshatching/parallel lines in just one direction. I think if you want to keep it true to the era it comes from you should do it that way. Otherwise crossed lines would be ok. Stippling modernizes it.

Ramona-quilter said...

I like the echo with the stipple to make the feather/motif pop. But I remember that you had some of the straight line work in the interior of the quilt, didn't you. I agree with the previous comment, though that the micro-stipple definitely gives the quilt a more contemporary look. It really depends on how important it is to stay true to the era of the quilt. In any case, I know that you will make it beautiful.

Mary said...

I like the diagonal line quilting best too but if it was me, I'd probably take the easy way out and stipple it!