Printing on Fabric: "Poppy" Art Quilt – quilting progress

I’ve made a little more progress on my quilt…
I decided to quilt the block backgrounds with a fun swirly quilting design. Normally when quilting you want to keep your quilting even over the entire quilt so everything lays flat, however by quilting densely only in certain areas, this allows other areas to pop out – similar to trapunto. So for this quilt with only the background areas densely quilted, the flower images pop out a little which gives them a nice dimensional appearance.
Photoshop for Art Quilting
I thought I’d continue the swirly quilting design along the edges of each block and tested the stitch around one of the blocks. This turned out to look rather ordinary so I unpicked it …
Photoshop for Art Quilting
… and instead I did some hand stitching around the edges which really helps to frame the images. I like this a lot better.
Photoshop for Art Quilting
Now that the hard part is done and only the borders left, hopefully I can get this finished within the next few days.
Photoshop for Art Quilting


You can see previous posts about this quilt here

2 thoughts on “Printing on Fabric: "Poppy" Art Quilt – quilting progress”

  1. Linda Teddlie Minton

    Beautiful, Linda! And your decision to use hand-stitching in the sashing is really perfect.

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