Thursday, 27 April 2017

Progress on my 9 patch quilt

Backstitch on the back
 I am using machine quilting for the main motifs and filling in with hand quilting on the 'scissors' in the hearts as its in the Welsh style. Jacqui Harvey does a video on how to do it on her website, and she is one of the very best hand quilters in the UK. 
Its going to be double sided
 I am going to finish all of the hearts and then fill in the leaf shapes with hand quilting too but probably just ordinary quilt stitch not backstitch.
Back of backstitch is bolder
 The patchwork side is showing up the bold reverse effect of doing the backstitch from the back of the quilt.
Herdwick sheep in hiding?
 We walked our Border Terrier Bella down by the lake today and this sheep was so relaxed about hiding in the grass . In the background you can see the steeple of St. John's church and also the local hills.
Derwentwater this afternoon

This is the view taken the other way of the lake and Catbells with Derwent Isle in the centre of the lake and the boat landings on the left.  I am so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the UK.

1 comment:

Alice said...

Looks very nice :)