Thursday, July 16, 2015

Di ford mystery quilt, part 6 continues

This has been a busy stitching week and yesterday I finally had a chance to cut the setting triangles for my Di Ford Mystery, Mountmellick. In the original quilt the final border is red so I have really had to think about color placement while selecting colors since I changed my border to a teal fabric. I am really learning a lot about color, design and attention to details with this quilt. Di seems to excel at these things and in trying to select fabrics to enhance her design I am paying more attention myself. Today I pieced 2 of the borders, can't wait to get to the other 2 soon. It turned out a little darker than I intended but I do really like it. And isn't it weird how light the center background looks - it is the same fabric used in the background for the stars in the final border yet looks so much lighter!

One of the things that has kept me busy has been helping my DIL finish a quilt for her brother's wedding. She finished sewing the top before the wedding but didn't have time to get it quilted so this week she came over to make the backing. We decided to add a pieced section to make the quilt reversible and to save fabric.

I rarely make quilts this big, it is 87 x 91", so I was a bit nervous to quilt it. I ended up doing a simple all over paisley design and think it worked out well. Now to get it trimmed and the binding put on. Thankfully, DIL will be doing the hand stitching on the binding on this one.

Really happy to have this quilt off my plate, I am anxious to start quilting some UFOs of my own.

 

11 comments:

LuAnn said...

Wow Heather! Your quilt is just gorgeous. I love everything about it. Di Ford's quilts are a lot of work but oh so worth it.

Julierose said...

that Di ford quilt is a real beauty! It is amazing how the same fabric looks so different in the center!! Hugs, Julierose

sunny said...

Two beautiful quilts! how do you decide what to quilt????

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I am happy for you to be well again and conquering your long arm machine! The quilts are beautiful and your work is wonderful. Take care

Kyle said...

Wow! You're making incredible progress. It's good that you've had the opportunity to adjust the colors to blend with your border

Mayleen said...

Lovely! Is that the border (on the left in the photo) you're going to use with it?

Cheri said...

Beautiful projects. The wedding quilt is lovely and I like the pieced back. The Di Ford quilt is just WOW!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Both projects are beautiful...she does very nice work! And how wonderful to have a MIL who can help out : )

Flickenstichlerin said...

Love your version of Di Ford's Mountmellick quilt. Love it, such a wonderful pattern and fabric combination.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Karen H said...

The quilt looks fabulous and I love the pieced backing! I love stitching down the binding because it goes fast so I see results immediately!

Karen H said...

I forgot to say your Di Ford quilt is really coming along. It is interesting how light the centre block looks compared to the same fabric in the borders!