Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WIP Wednesday

This week, I am working on finishing the quilting on this quilt I'm making for my grandmother.  I haven't blogged it yet, because I haven't had a chance to get good photos, but I will definitely take photos once it's finished.

Letty's Quilt 

I'm using the Flower Power design from Angela Walters' book Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, also covered in her Craftsy class.  Honestly, I can't recommend this class enough.  You do need to know the basics of free motion quilting to start, but I am still using the designs 6 months after I watched it and I will definitely keep using them in the future.

negative space online quilting class at craftsy.com

The difference between my flowers and the ones Angela does (apart from my rather wonky quilting!) is that my centres are a bit more of a swirl.  I'm finding this design really easy to do and it adds a lovely texture to the quilt, which is just what I wanted.

Letty's Quilt

This is the back.  I absolutely love this fabric - it's from Bari J's Bijoux collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I'm glad I'll be able to keep the left-over backing fabric - expect to see it in a project soon!

I've been working away on my Sailboats quilt too - more pictures to come soon. If you follow me on instagram (my user name is adrianneonthewindyside), you might have seen some progress shots already.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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21 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your quilting is fab! Love that backing too.

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree with Jess...your quilting is fabulous! (I'm a bit old to say 'fab'! LOL!) Winter is the worst time for trying to get decent photos, isn't it?

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Wowsers - your quilting is gorgeous. Lucky grandmother! Can't wait to see this one in all it's finished glory.

quasiquilter said...

Beautiful quilting! I've been looking at getting either AW's book or Craftsy class - if you only had one, which would you choose?

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I love the fabrics! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Adrianne said...

Oooh, that's a tough one! I think I would probably go for the Craftsy class, because I personally find learning techniques easier from a video than from a book. Also, I found Angela a really encouraging instructor in the Craftsy class, and it's hard to convey that in a book. That said, the book has great diagrams that I found really easy to follow too. Hope that helps!

snips said...

Can't wait to see the whole quilt! Your quilting is fantastic!

Jen Boes said...

Happy colors and intriguing quilting - the texture really works.

Adrianne said...

Thanks Jen. My quilting doesn't always turn out the way I imagined, but in this case it has (yay!).

Janine said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I'm not usually a yellow person but I love these fabrics!

Sara said...

Beautiful quilting and the quilt colors are terrific!

heart of charnwood said...

The quilting looks fab, good work, good luck! :o)

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Gorgeous quilting on a gorgeous quilt!

Kelly Young said...

beautiful pattern and awesome quilting- I certainly don't see "wonky" there!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation :)

Becca said...

Really nice quilting. Great job.

JHNickodemus said...

Beautiful!

Erica said...

I absolutely love the quilting! I signed up for Angela's Craftsy class a while back but I need to finish watching it, thanks for the reminder :)

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Hello fellow hopper! I do love this pinwheel quilt. How exciting to have your own long arm.

wasntquiltinaday said...

I can't wait to see the rest of this one - I love the fabric choice! So sunny! Your quilting is beautiful! Wow. Pretty sure I have to take that class now :)

Kelsey said...

Lovely quilting Adrianne. Can't wait to see the final reveal!

sharpie said...

Beautiful!! I have two quilting craftsy classes in my cart... Both half off, just can't decide whether to take the plunge! Maybe this is a sign? ;)