Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What do you think?

I need some advise. I am hand quilting my 12 inch monthly quilt square along blocks and have been quilting about 1/4 inch from the seams in the light fabrics on the few I've done so far.  My latest one is the corn and beans block and I decided to do freehand baptist fans. Is it too much quilting for this little block? These are going to become a quilt as you go sampler once they are all done. I also want to try a clam shell type all over pattern sometime this year on one as well. The applique blocks I plan to do echo quilting around the middle parts. So, is it too much quilting to blend with the others?

This is the wild bunny that lives in the back yard. He has been out eating the grass the last couple of days. I just hope he stays out of the garden!


Cyn said...

No, I don't think it is too much. But that would depend on how close you are quilting the arcs. Perhaps you could space the arcs to equal how you will quilt the clamshells and echoing on your applique quilt. I think density of quilting needs to be balanced over the whole of the quilt. Just MHO. Your blocks are wonderful! Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

Ellen said...

I agree that it depends on how dense the quilting is. It does need to be consistent throughout the quilt. I don't have a lot of experience with hand-quilting - I've only done a couple projects and I had a lot of trouble deciding which pattern to use.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I agree, I don't think it's too much and I would try to keep comparable density of quilting with each block. I think the baptist fans and clam shell quilting will create some real interest and texture! Look forward to seeing the finished project!

Quilter Kathy said...

I loved this post...seeing all your hand quilted blocks makes me giddy! Thanks for linking up!
And to see that the rabbits have hopped over the border and made it to your house is great news...one less rabbit in my vegetable garden!! LOL