Sunday, January 13, 2013

The end is near!

Today I decided to really make a focus on my snowflake quilt.  It isn't snowy at all this winter, and at the pace I'm going it will be summer before this is display ready.

But I did get the 12th and final small snowflake done.  The design I did is inspired by Leah Day's Circuit Board, but I'm not sure whether or not it is that.  The organza is very shiny in the photo, so I'm not sure how well you can see it.  To me, it is like a medatative labrythith that you walk for reflection- not a maze, but a single line that has a start and end point (although since I trimmed the sides, it doesn't really work.)  If you knew where I started, you could trace your finger over the entire design.   You should be able to click and enlarge the design.

So how much left until the snowflake quilt is done?  I need to put in the giant middle block!  I am not entirely sure whether I want to stipple or do McTavishing.  I am leaning towards stipple.  My McTavishing isn't bad, but I always think it looks better in matching thread colors, rather than this big contrast of the white and pink.  But after all the hard work of this quilt- will people look at the big block being stippling as a cop-out, using an easy stitch?  At this point, do I care?


5 comments:

Karen at Fireball said...

Wow! It looks great! I purchased this pattern but haven't tried the technique yet. It sounded quite involved in the instructions, but it's so pretty.

I do not think stippling is a "cop out"! I actually quite like the way it looks. You should use whatever design you want to put on that last snowflake.

Karen at Fireball said...

Wow! It looks great! I purchased this pattern but haven't tried the technique yet. It sounded quite involved in the instructions, but it's so pretty.

I do not think stippling is a "cop out"! I actually quite like the way it looks. You should use whatever design you want to put on that last snowflake.

ratama said...

The snowflake is so stunning! I love, how the organza shines through the FMQ!

Pat Merkle said...

You are doing a great job. I don't think stippling is a cop out. If it is the right stitch for the area, use it. I know it will look wonderful.

Kristin said...

Wow your block is so pretty and I love the shimmer effect!