Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: back on the Starry Night

I am so excited to only have one WIP right now!  I can't wait to get the quilting done and get to start something new (and smaller, simpler)!



I started with the circular quilting around the stars and moon.  I may go back and add more quilting with a brighter yellow or white.  Once you're more than 10 feet back from the quilt, the halos just fade away.




Now I'm working on the hills, which I had forgotten that half of them are meant to be the horizon/twilight area (so lots of blues and yellows).  Not sure if that will end up looking the way I'd like, but we'll see.  I've only quilted the base lines and will go back in with other thread colors later.


Dark green thread on the hills--thinking of navy and lighter green next.  Yellow thread is on the sky park of the green--will add white and light blue, I think.

Glad to be working on this again, although it is a big quilt for all this quilting (I think it is 84 x 88).  But I've picked up watching Downton Abbey (finally!) while I quilt in the afternoons during quiet/nap time.  It helps break up all those boring lines of quilting, haha.

18 comments:

  1. Renee,

    This is going to be absolutely STUNNING. Seriously, this is beautiful. I love where you are going with this quilt and I can't wait to see you quilting magic finish it off!

    Congrats on such a beautiful creation. You are such an inspiring quilter :)

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  2. It's looking great. It will be really stunning when it's finished.

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  3. All the love for this quilt. You'd think you'd give yourself a little break after the TARDIS ;) But, I do the same thing! Haha. Anyway, I love the halos and this is going to be amazing. I also watch Downton while quilting but sometimes I miss things when I'm concentrating too hard on the quilting... lol :)

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  4. Beautiful piecing and your quilting ia just going to enhance it, wonderful!

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  5. Lovely! The halos are excellent choices!

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  6. It looks amazing...I love seeing your quilting progress...keep up the great work!

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  7. So beautiful!!! I love the movement in this quilt :)

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  8. I love this quilt - the quilting is really effective so far!

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  9. This is really looking great! The halos are excellent choices, especially how you did it around the moon!

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  10. Your quilt top is so creative. I love where you are going with it. Can't wait to see it completed.

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  11. GORGEOUS! I'm so impressed not only by the quilt itself, but that you are quilting one so big on a regular machine!

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  12. i think van gogh would totally approve. you've made an impression of his impression! very cool. =)

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  13. So nice. Your have translated starry nights perfectly into quilting medium. love your FMQ

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  14. Wow. I love the halo quilting! This is going to be amazing when it's done.

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  15. This is looking fantastic so far Renee! Loving the halos around the stars and the moon!

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  16. Looks like a labor of love with this quilt. I love it! It is so inspiring. You've done some beautiful stitching with this!

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  17. This is beautiful! It's so exciting to see where you're going with it! Thanks for linking up xx

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  18. I'm always inspired when I visit your blog! I added ya to my blog list and a m a new GFC follower.

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