Friday, March 16, 2012

Bonnet Girl Quilt Update

I've been machine quilting on the Bonnet Girl Quilt-after I quilted the straight lines on the embroidered bars, I marked and quilted the cable in the green floral bars. Then I had to decide what I wanted in the blue floral border. I decided I wanted a cable there too but I didn't have anything that fit-so I designed a cable. Using this cable that I had designed years ago ( you can see it used on this quilt here)...
I designed this...



 and marked it with my 100% graphite marker (which is easy to see while machine quilting and which washes out completely.)









Oops, sorry the flash is a little bright there. 
I started quilting and here's what it looks like from the back (the front had the same flash problem.)


I really like what's happening where the cables meet...this design is a keeper!


BTW, quilting cables is really fast and easy-I use my walking foot!


I think I deserve a Whoop! Whoop! (even though I haven't finished!). Hop on over to Sarah's blog and see more Whoop! Whoopiness. There's a new format there so click on "links to this post" to see all the goodies.)

9 comments:

Kat said...

I love the cable! I just started FMQ (well... if you want to call it that... it's basically "not just stitching in the ditch"). I definitely need more "guidance" as I stitch, so I love the template you made, that's a great idea. I'm going to attempt something like that and see how well I do. Thanks for sharing!

Fabrics N Quilts said...

WOW, way to go, making your own template! looks great! Whoop! Whoop!

Pattilou said...

Nice work on the template and the quilting! You do deserve a Whoop! Whoop!

Allison said...

love the cable you made - it looks great stitched into the stripe fabric :)

Muddling Through said...

Miri, it is gorgeous! Whoop! Whoop!

Sammy said...

That looks really lovely, way to go.

Heather said...

Your cables are looking terrific. Love that backing fabric.

Sarah Craig said...

I think you deserve a whoop whoop too! Awesome quilting!!!

Roslyn said...

I love your cable too,Miri, nice machine quilting!