Monday, September 03, 2007

I'm bored!

I finished the blocks for the Half Square Hearts, quilted a couple hours on the doll quilt, worked on the quilt on the longarm, finished my book, watched some TV and since I had a little nap this afternoon after getting just 2 hours of sleep last night I'm not ready for bed yet.

I think I'll go look for something to play with for an hour or so in the sewing room and then start a new book.

Here's the quilt I'm working on. You all know how much I struggle with my freehand quilting. There was tons of white space on this top (donated by Sandra) and I didn't want to run a pantograph across the links so I'm pebbling inside the links and using the hearts as an overall fill. It's more dense than my usual quilting but I'm trying to reserve judgement. There are some feathers on the outside edge triangles that aren't all that great but they'll do.

19 comments:

dot said...

Looks good to me.

MikKnits said...

You are so much harder on yourself than you need to be. Your quilting is so beautiful! I aspire to be as good as you are someday.

meggie said...

That really looks lovely. I love the way you have done.
But, really, everything you do, seems just perfect.

Kathie said...

Mary
this is beautiful!
you need to be a bit easier on yourself....your work is amazing!
I am addicted to making doll quilts or little quilts too.
just lots of satisfaction after working on a big quilt.
Kathie

Tanya said...

That's beautiful as always! I really must try your hearts sometime. I think I can do peacock feathers now but I haven't tried hearts. First I need to make a quilt top....

Karol-Ann said...

I would love to be bored LOL. I think your quilting is as always amazing!

The Calico Cat said...

Neat - I like the top & the quilting (more really is more!)

Veronica said...

Wow! That really is some dense quilting, but I like it! What patience...

Joanne said...

It looks grand. I so want to practice your hearts, but can't seem to find the time to practice anything lately.

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

Mary, I understand... it sounds like SUCH a good idea until you're part way through and then, suddenly, it seems overwhelming and tiresome... I guess that's why I have spent so much of my time this year making Priority Quilts and my monthly journal quilts - even if I start something that is "over the top" at least I'm only working with something that is 9" x 12" (maybe that's why you are enjoying the doll quilts so much - hmmm?). Your heart fill is WONDERFUL... don't forget to breathe!

Judy said...

You make me tired!...looks fabulous!

Helen in the UK said...

The textures in those quilting pattern is wonderful! With all you've done today you should be tired ... maybe you need to do some brainteasers or something to make yourself mentally tired?

Tracy said...

Looks beautiful! You are very talented:)

Alisa said...

I like it Mary. I like the pebbling inside the links, it defines them.

mereth said...

Those hearts look so tactile, I just want to run my hands over them and feeeel them! I think it's a good choice for this quilt, feathers in there would make it too formal and a panto wouldn't suit, as you said. You'll have perfected Mary's Allover Hearts when you're done with this top anyway.

swooze said...

I think it looks great!

Deb said...

Looks good I think; you shouldn't be so critical of yourself...just relax and quilt.

Yvonne said...

I think it looks great too!

patti in florida said...

mary, this quilting is gorgeous!!! just the way i like to do it. really makes this chain show up great. so much texture. you are way too hard on yourself.
patti