Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hearts for Fredi

Well, I'm done piecing the top. This is all the bigger it's going to get (about 23" x 20"). I'm going to have to put it aside for a while though in order to finish up some other projects. They are going to miss their respective deadlines no matter what, but I don't want to miss 'em by more than I have to!

The next step is to do the hand quilting/embellishing. I haven't entirely decided what I'll use or how I'm going to embellish this quilt. I may seed stitch with rayon floss in the purple areas around the hearts. That odd bit of purple at the top left may get a row of red sequin hearts, just to keep the theme going. We'll see. I'm learning that it's better to do just one step at a time and make the design decisions as I come to that point in the process, not before. It's a hard habit to establish!

4 comments:

jmbmommy said...

I love the purple in the left corner...great idea...it gives some motion to the quilt, I really like it!

Clare said...

Sue I love it as it is. I don't think the odd bit of purple needs anything in it. Do you have to embellish the quilt at all?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

very fun. I do love that extra bit of background on the upper left. I see Clare's point - very straightforward and graphic right now - doesn't need any embellishing. I know, need to is different from want to. have fun no matter what you choose to do.

Magpie Sue said...

When I say "embellish" I mean quilt. I doubt this one will get a bunch of beads. For some reason I don't think of the hand stitching I do as quilting, but that's what it would be.

Thanks for the input about the strip of purple. It's going to be interesting to see what happens up there. The more I consider the sequins the less I like the idea...