Friday, 23 September 2016
The Rainbow Rose Is Finished.
Well it's Friday and I've got a finish! Here's my Rainbow Rose. The photo below isn't the most inspiring photo but it's raining out so I took the photo on the back porch. We only got slightly wet.
If you followed the Rainbow Rose Quilt along with Modern Quilters Ireland you will know that the instructions were for a square quilt with the Rose in the Centre. I chose to float the Rose in some negative space. The quilt finishes at 48" by 60" I'm donating it to my guilds comfort quilt program.
I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt. When I first started quilting my own quilts I never thought I would say this. At the beginning I found quilting to be such a chore, but the quilting sages are right...It does get easier the more you do it. It also helps to give up on perfectionism and trust that each time you quilt a quilt it will get better. Is this what folks mean when they say they took the process pledge?
I used the quilt to practise both quilting with a walking foot in the star itself and free motion quilting. I did an all over wonky triangle motif in the negative space which mirrored the triangles in my background fabric. Here's a closeup on the back of the quilt.
It's the first time I've done an all over design on a quilt. Here's a closeup of the walking foot and dot to dot motifs.
I purchased the fabric on the back years ago thinking I would use it to make a top. It seems that many of my quilt backings were bought as potential clothing options which just goes to show that I quilt more than I make garments.
I have to fly out the door soon as we are going to visit my sister this weekend but I'm linking up to TGIFF which is held this week at Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts. Hi Iris! This is my second finish for quarter three of the Finish Along and it's my One Monthly Goal for September.