Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hip, hip......

hooray!!

You must be sick of hearing about it, but Brown Planet is finally finished.  Well at least the quilting is.  I still have to block it and finish the edges, which will probably be faced. I'm not showing the whole thing, just the quilting that I did in each area. 

In the light strips, which are about 1/4" to 1/2" wide, I did slightly wavy lines with the walking foot, about a quarter inch apart. I used variegated thread that ran from white, to light tan to darker tan. It was Superior Rainbow thread that changes color every inch.


In the small light blocks I did free-motion doodling with the the same variegated thread mentioned above.


In the small dark strips I used a darker variegated thread and again made wavy lines about 1/4" apart.


 In the big dark blocks I did more free-motion doodling, but changed the color for each block to match the fabric.

I will try to enter this in some shows that will accept a two person quilt, since this is a collaboration with Kathy Loomis.  She has made four Quilt National worthy quilts in less time than I made this.

Now I can have my dining room back.  I'm having guests for lunch tomorrow so the timing is perfect.

7 comments:

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Norma. It's a gorgeous piece and the quilting is marvelous. I also like your updated blog look--very nice. Thanks for explaining about the pages. I never understood, and I've wanted to do something similar. By the way, yes, I bought both a bed quilt and wall quilt from the Tentmakers of Cairo...did I need more? Certainly not, but they're so beautiful to look at!
best, nadia

Linda M said...

Looks good - I want to see the whole piece.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have quilted this! It looks like you had fun with that free-motion quilting.

Martha said...

Really neat quilting designs; I love how you changed designs in different blocks. I've enjoyed following your completion of Kathy's piece. Congrats to you both.

Cindy Green said...

Looks fantastic! Very energetic and exciting! Also love the new blog pages and header photo. I need to get to mine now...

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the whole quilt, but I'm sure I'll have to wait until it's hanging in some very prestigious exhibition! It looks wonderful.

Sarah said...

Brown Planet looks stunning - looking forward to standing back and admiring the whole piece. Also like the look of your new blog - very calming (might go and update mine!)