Saturday, November 16, 2013

Please Share Your Expertise

How I wish you could all see my Spiral Bargello quilt top in person. Sharon and I finished our respective quilt tops on Thursday afternoon. My only regret is that this is not a bed quilt size. It is lap size, but too beautiful to just fold and lay across the sofa. The colors are just so rich.
Now, to figure out how to quilt it. Any ideas? How would you do it?

Yesterday evening I spent several hours on my hand-piecing project. I have finished the black, rust and orange round. It looks pretty good now that it's done. The orange blends a little more now.
The next round is ivorys, creams, light browns, and baby blues. That will be a nice change.
A couple days ago I received my first package for my Black Bird Lane appliqued and pieced block of the month (BOM) quilt that I mentioned in my last post here. This is the first time I have ordered a BOM on the internet. It is from The Cotton Patch Shoppe. I received the lovely fabrics and the pattern shown below.
But, I have no idea what to do with them. I do have the entire pattern, but no guidance on what to do with these particular fabrics. I'm lost. Can anyone tell me how these things work? This BOM runs for 14 months.

I'll be stitching on my hand-piecing project on Sunday and linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.


Teresa in Music City said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt!!!! I have seen people quilt them with a line through all the intersections one way, like a wave. The lady who quilted mine did feathers in the colored sections and a flowing water design in the neutrals.

Your hand-pieced block is looking gorgeous!!! Love all the colors you have going on there, and the oranges are now playing very well with all the others :)

It's really strange that there are not any instructions for your BOM project. Perhaps you should call them to get more info. Maybe they left something out - like the instructions maybe LOL!!! I've only done one BOM from an online shop and all the instructions were included each month and were pretty clear and easy to understand. I would certainly expect that to be the case, so if they're not there, it's probably an oversight.

Ellen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous - whenever I make a smallish quilt I always wish I had made mine bigger too!

I don't really have any quilting ideas of my own but I did a google search and this one looked nice

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Sorry I can't help you with your BOM have never done one. I would think any kind of all over pattern would work well on your bargello. BTW, it looks scrumptous!

Quilter Kathy said...

The bargello quilt is beautiful! I would machine or hand quilt following the diagonal lines of colours with various colours of thread to match each colour ribbon.
I have never done a BOM by mail, but sounds like they forgot to tuck the instructions in the package.

Design Originals by KC said...

Your bargello is LOVELY... I have a rainbow one planned for next year sometime... can you post bargello pitfalls to watch out for... I am planning to use 2 1/2" strips :) That should be nicer to quilt I would think. Do you machine or only hand quilt? I would follow the pattern of your swishing vertical waves and let the quilt speak to me.. love this so much! I am new to your blog... found you on Kathy's Quilts link and have subscribed. Thanks for sharing the quilt top... can't wait to see how you quilt it :) Kathi

Valerie Reynolds said...

Wow! I agree...much too nice to put on the back of a couch. :) Both are absolutely beautiful Donna!!!

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