Friday, February 12, 2010

I needed to play a little bit part 3





I added an extra row.
Now it measures 65x65 and I am thinking of adding 2 more rows. As you can see the block basket is still full.
I am going to need some quilting ideas. I do not like stippling but I may not have much of a choice here. Ideas are welcome.

26 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

I cannot believe how big it's growing, and you did not even think you had any orphan blocks:-)
It's beautiful! Stippeling such a big quilt is off limits for me, so I would probably put on my good old walking foot and quilt lines; maybe crosshatching or wonky ones.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

that looks good.....i love it

Karen said...

...looks great!

Cindy said...

OH my word - it's growing! It is so awesome! I love the idea that it's a "memory" for you as you look at it.

And to think, I got rid of so many blocks...darn.

Jean said...

It is looking good. I say add more blocks, might as well use up more of those orphans.

Mimi said...

I think I would grid work or echo or wonky lines one block at a time...whatever each block seems to require. Doing one block at a time may be easier.

Lurline said...

And play you have - lovely - isn't it the best fun!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Pat said...

Well..I am not the one to give you ideas on quilting as most of my tops stay UNQUILTED for long periods of time. *sigh* That is looking great so far....and I cannot believe how many orphan blocks you still have!

JustCindy said...

I love your quilt. I would quilt in the ditch because it would give interest to the back.

Melinda said...

I would do a freehand baptist fan. It gives great texture without taking over.

I really like what you have done. What a great use for orphan blocks.

Beena said...

It looks great!

Once you are finished, hang it up for a while before quilting...see if it speaks to you about how it should be quilted! You don't have to stipple allover...you could quilt it up differently from block to block.

Yvette said...

WOW! That thing is really growing fast. What a great prject.

Why not quilt every block different?

Barb said...

What a wonderful sampler quilt.....I love to stipple but If i could free motion like you, I wouldn't stipple either.

Micki said...

That is an awesome quilt! I Love it!
Micki

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's more beautiful each time you show us Betsy.

Contented Caroline said...

I'm with Mrs Moen (comment 1) no stippling allowed - i think quilts that have a lot going on and just need to speak for themselves just need to be quilted as simply as possible. Stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, or quilting 1/4" outside pieced lines will look fab.

Looks great though, can't wait to see it finished.

Julia said...

Looks great!..playing is fun,, and your play is coming along beautifully!
Julia ♥

Kim D. said...

You could always echo quilt around the applique and do some larger maybe 2" meandering on the other blocks, loop de loops, whatever you quilting you like to do. It doesn't all have to be the same. You could make it a practice piece and try different types of quilting. I have seen quilts like this and they turn out lovely. Go for it!!

Carrie P. said...

Looks great1

Rhonda said...

I think the blocks look great the way you have them placed in the picture.....as for quilting....Not a clue......LOL

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

A visual feast!! Good luck with the quilting.

Erin O. said...

I love the look! I have a bunch of orphan blocks that I'm going to put together. Hope it is as creative as yours.

Aunt Spicy said...

Since the quilt is so full of life, maybe a simple quilting pattern...like diagonal lines that criss-cross?

Melinda Cornish said...

this is just so randomly awesome!!! I love it!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

It looks great!!! I haven't decided how to quilt mine yet either... Doesn't it feel good to use up all those blocks you know you'll never use otherwise? Now it's a quilt full of treasures! great job!

Erin O. said...

Love this. Can't believe how big it is getting. Maybe with the blocks in your basket, you'll have enough for another quilt! I know my block box is getting WAY to big!