Dec 08 09
I started quilting the tulip quilt today, and you can start to see the tulips beginning to poof out as they were being outlined with invisible thread. The tulips in this center section have 3 layers of batting behind them. Here was the backside of this quilt early this morning before it went into the final quilt sandwich:
I was kind of nervous about that center section because the top has been manipulated so much over the last couple of weeks that I was worried the batting layer may have stretched and that would cause big problems when that final quilting took place. Fortunately, it didn’t and everthing worked out just fine. Here is the center section shot from the side as all the initial outlining was done:
Next, I began quilting the background of that center section. That green fabric is a cotton sateen, which means it has a slight sheen to it, so I am using a solid color rayon thread that matches in color. Here it is on the machine bed as the bulk of that center section was done:
And here’s a shot of it pinned to my design wall. There’s still a lot of work to go, but I’m having lots of fun with this one:
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