Sunday, September 14, 2008

I had grandiose plans

First, here's where my top was hiding yesterday - looks pretty obvious but I looked on top of the table and behind the table and only saw it when I glanced over while I was going through the quilt tops in the closet for the 10th time.

I won't tell you what I thought I was going to quilt on this small top but luckily, I was reading Patti's blog the other day and saw a quilt she'd quilted with fly stitches. Mine are probably too densely placed and not as even as hers but I like the look. I think I'll also quilt some words and maybe even a leaf in some of the tone on tone filler blocks. Click on photo for a closer view.


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8 comments:

Vicki W said...

I like that quilting treatment! I'm glad you finally found it. I knew it would appear at some point. They always do.

Julia said...

I really like this. How do you travel between stitches?

ROZ said...

fly stitches--I have to check this out

JudyL said...

I'm also wondering how you travel between stitches. Are you using a perle cotton?

YankeeQuilter said...

intriguing stitch...sorry but I had to giggle at the prior post where you lost pins, bought pins, then couldn't find the top...welcome to my world!

floribunda said...

h aha -- I was also going to ask how you carry the thread between stitches, but I see several others have done that already! I have a small project that I'd love to quilt this way.

Patti said...

Perfect Mary - absolutely perfect! It doesn't matter if they are even or not - though they look even. Mine certainly aren't even - some are spaced much farther apart than others. I figured this gives the quilt a more primitive look which I think is great - and for primitive things don't have to be even. They have a "certain charm" all their own.

Thanks so much for finding that picture of how to make the stitch. Saves me from having to do it eventually LOL!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a cute idea. I've never heard of them before, but I like the look.