Sunday, January 2, 2011

Snowy Night is Finished

You know how snow falling can look like fluffy little balls? Well, that's what I pictured the border would look like when I bought this fabric. Sometimes things don't look in reality like they do in your head. The border fabric background is too dark and the fluffy balls of snow just look like polka dots (nothing wrong with that... usually) Yeah, the border still bothers me, but it's done.



Here is some detail of the quilting I did. I used a metallic silver to machine quilt snowflakes. I've never used metallic thread before so there was a learning curve!









I used my Accuquilt cutting system to cut all the pieces and the applique snowflakes and machine appliqued them on the quilt.






This picture shows some closer detail on the appliqued snowflakes.




I think I'll add more quilting, and perhaps outline the snowflakes in the metallic thread and then I'll be done. I'm pleased with the results, but I think it looked a lot better in my head. Seems to be a running theme with me!
Cheers,





Dionne

6 comments:

wonderwoman said...

wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous and the metallic thread is lovely!

xxx

Donna said...

The quilting is beautful and you already have a finish for 2011. Great job!!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. Amazing quilting. Fun to see that you created this with the AccuQuilt too. Inspirational. Great job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

robin said...

Wow - that's really unique - love the snowflakes. Lovely!

roberta said...

Beautiful quilt. Amazing accuracy.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

looks amazing...and the quilting is superb!