Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mariner's Compass Quilt

Over the summer, I didn't get a whole lot of quilting done, but I did make progress here and there.  The bulk of my quilting time was spent doing stitch-in-ditch and outline stitching on the Mariner's Compass quilt.  Once that was done (which was tedious, but worthwhile), I could finally get started on some of the more detailed quilting.

Here's what the overall quilt looks like again

Here is the outermost border.  I did "piano keys" that are 7/8" wide and every other one has dense quilting in it to make the texture show up more.
Mariner's Compass October 2014 -1

Here's a close-up of the ribbon border that's around the quilt:

Mariner's Compass October 2014 -2

And here's the filler stitching that I've finally been able to start.  I decided to keep it simple with pebbles to showcase the straight lines of the piecing.

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I was able to get about 1/8 of the center section done this afternoon.

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Overall, I think I'm going to love the texture this creates on the quilt.  Since I used wool batting, the non-quilted areas really stand out.

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Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday afternoon.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations