Saturday, August 17, 2013

Baby Feet

My Dual Image Applique project is finished!

These little feet where done on my embroidery machine, and because of the left/right aspect, were done a bit differently than the book suggests.  But once that was figured out, they turned out nicely.  

The final quilt wasn't the original layout I intended (see my previous post here), because of course, I ran out of the pink on white fabric.  Fortunately, my stash had a pink that worked for the alternate blocks. 

Then there was the quilting decision.  Since the feet and diagonals provided such a strong direction to this quilt, I was a bit stumped. Here's some of the ideas I went through
I thought of pebbles or swirls, but thought the toes would get lost.  Traditional echoing made the feet look like they were stomping.  Different designs in the plain blocks didn't connect with the diagonals.  And designs that worked through just the diagonals made the directional aspect much more prominent (see the lower right design). 

Ultimately, I went with a straight line design, changing it up at the diagonals.  Here are some up close pictures

And a detail shot

The border is a simple alternating swirl that is echoed on both sides.

The next post will be how I stitched all those straight lines.  Definitely a great technique that I will use again.  Stay tuned!

Happy Quilting!






























2 comments:

  1. Well done with those diagonals. That came out super cute. I'm anxious to see how you did those lines. My mind is churning up a few ideas - wonder if I've guessed right! My nephew and wife are planning a family starting in the next year or so. I have a HUGE box of baby quilt patterns that I can't wait to dig into!

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  2. Susan, Thanks for sharing your quilting design ideas. It's always more interesting to see the thought process with the final quilt. I do like your diagonals. Did you start and stop or travel stitch?
    My latest quilt top is almost together. Now I'm thinking about the border and the quilting. I need to start making sketches, too. I haven't got a clue what will work.

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