Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bloom is Blooming!

My project for the class is complete. Bloom. I struggled with the quilting and have ripped it out twice, but that's ok. First I tried free motion flowers (really took away from the composition of the piece), then I tried echo quilting. Very honestly I got lost in the echoes and couldn't fill the white space in a way that added to the piece. I did this with a setting on my mom's machine. It required a bit of ripping too, but once I got the hang of it, it went pretty well. I love the texture that it provides without distracting from the nifty free piecing.

The sign of a great class and a great teacher is when you actually learn something. I did. Thanks Tonya and thanks classmates! Your support has made all the difference.
I'm pretty happy to go find the perfect wall to display it.

7 comments:

Brenda said...

it's great. I love the texture in the white space. great finish!

jmbmommy said...

I love the texture too....it looks so cool. I think I have that stitch. Great project! Even better now that it is done.

upstateLisa said...

OMG Jacquie! I love the quilting!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

very fun, and yes, lots of texture. I'd love to see what this looks like hanging up - have so enjoyed previous pics of your place.

T said...

Incredible! Very inventive - it truly is a work of art. Great job!

jacquie said...

i was going to hang it in the stairwell...but maybe not. still looking for that perfect place.

quiltinlikecrazy said...

Love those fabrics!! Very Fun!:)