Saturday, August 06, 2011

Snow Days

It's been a while since I've shared any progress pictures of my Snow Days BOM. The pattern is from Crabapple Hill. Hopefully, you can click on it for a closer look. :)
You can see I'm almost done! I have a little bit of "overlap" stitching where some of the blocks connect together and I have one last piece to embroider that will fill that spot on the upper left side. This has been an incredibly enjoyable project! I received the last kit in July, so I'm proud of myself for keeping up with this one.

So, that brings me to a question. How does one quilt this thing? I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. I'm thinking I'll have to stitch over the embroidery in some way because it's just too large of area to keep unquilted. What do you think?


Happy Quilting!

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh! This is beautiful! Such a quaint, vintage feel. I love it.
    As to the quilting ?!?! Could you echo quilt in the larger open areas of the stitched panels? I don't know. Hopefully there is someone who knows a whole lot more about this than I do. : )

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  2. Lovely quilt... just gorgeous! Unfortunately, I have no suggestions about quilting... however, I'm sure some experienced and talented quilting ladies and gentlemen will be along to advise you!

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  3. That is sooooooo pretty! A ton of work in that quilt! I would not have a clue as how to quilt it. Can't wait to see what you end up doing.
    Kristie

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  4. It's beautiful, Michelle. I'd go with the suggestion of echo quilting around the outer edges of the stitches in the stitched blocks.....it seems somehow not "right" to quilt over top of the stitchery, to me. LOL I'm going to have grandkids from Aug. 16 through the 23, but after that date, I do hope to get up there and see your longarm.......and you need to get down this way sometime, too!

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  5. Stunning quilt! That is always the problem I have when I turn my redwork projects in to quilts.

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  6. Hi Michelle,
    Your quilt is gorgeous. I am not sure about how to quilt it. I am in the same dilemma with my Monkey Wrench quilt.
    Happy quilting,
    Melody

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  7. Beautiful work, M! The blocks are stunning -- and I can't imagine the work that went into all the embroidery!! Gorgeous!! As for the quilting...I'd be tempted to cross hatch in "background" areas of the stitching (like the background in a landscape to make that part of the scenes recede and pop out the other parts. Then echo the "focal" parts? You could also add "scenic" touches -- smoke or clouds or sun rays and such. Lots of possibilities!!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  8. I've quilted one similiar with fun landscape quilting around and throughout stitching. I didn't quilt on the stitching. Then I have other quilts I get that have quilting over the stitching that look fine. In fact, my Let It Snow quilt that I just blogged about is quilted right over the embroidery and looks just fine. However that said....the quilting isn't dense to cover the embroidery alot.
    You can do so much with landscape quilting from snow drifts, snowballs, clouds to create movement in the sky etc. Sit and dabble with a pencil on paper first if your intimidated and once you get going you'll see how much fun it is!

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  9. This is awesome! So pretty! It's a busy quilt, so you might not want to add too much with quilting. You know me I'd just tie it, tie it, tie it! That has become my mantra. But if you definitely want quilting, I'd say just stitch in the ditch around all the blocks. It will hold it together nicely, not interfere with your embroidered blocks, and not add busy-ness to the design. No matter what you do, it's going to end up beautiful!

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  10. It's beautiful! I've seen quilts that have quilted over the embroidery and they looked terrific. I was pleasantly surprised.

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  11. That's just beautiful Michelle! When I quilted my Gardener's Journal quilt, I just did an all over loopy thing and went right over the embroidered blocks. I think they looked fine that way. :0)

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  12. Your quilt is stunning! I bought this kit at Houston last year (only in the blue colorway)and I want to start it so badly, but I have a few too many projects going on and I don't want to get in a hurry and mess it up. This one will be mine when I finish with it. Can't wait to hear how you quilt it. I have become your follower.

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  13. I've enjoyed what the progress on this quilt. It has turned out beautiful!

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