Yellow Roses

This yellow and blue quilt was made by Nora. The appliqué blocks were done by hand. The pieced blocks are all different but have similar elements which I tried to pick up in my quilting. In the setting triangles I quilted shadow roses, and the outer border is filled with a free-motion floral design. I love quilts that combine appliqué and piecing, and I was very happy that Nora asked me to quilt this one for her.

Yellow Roses

Diesen gelb-blauen Quilt hat Nora genäht. Die Rosenblöcke sind mit der Hand appliziert. Die gepatchten Blöcke sind alle unterschiedlich, haben aber ähnliche Elemente, und ich habe versucht, das mit den Quiltmustern aufzugreifen. Für die Setting Triangles habe ich die Rosen als Quiltmuster übernommen und den äußeren Rand mit einem Free-Motion Blumenmuster gequiltet. Ich mag Quilts, die Applikationen und Patchwork kombinieren, besonders gern, daher habe ich mich sehr gefreut, als Nora mich bat, diesen Quilt für sie zu quilten.

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7 responses to “Yellow Roses”

  1. MargeP says:

    I LOVE the quilt and the beautiful quilting that you did on it. I am in awe of how beautifully you quilted this. I have a longarm but my work looks like a little kid did it! What speed do you quilt at and what tips do you have besides practice, practice, practice? I could say that I want to be like you when I grow up but being as I am 80, I better get with it! Nora is a lucky gal to have this quilt in her possession.

    • Beatrice says:

      Thank you, Marge, you are too kind 🙂 I don’t really have any special tips, I just do it. It does take a lot of practice, and I did all my personal quilting on my domestic machine for years. I found the transition to a longarm machine very easy, it’s more intuitive. As for speed, I believe that faster is better than too slow, it helps with smooth curves. The best advice for quilting on a domestic machine has always been to go a little faster than you are comfortable with, and I think I have been doing this on the longarm as well. I will try to come up with a separate blog post to answer these questions in more detail.

      • MargeP says:

        Thanks, Beatrice, for your reply. I have done little machine quilting on my domestic machines but have started doing some ruler work the last few weeks on them. One more question is do you use a stitch regulator on your Longarm? I will try a faster speed on both machines and see if it helps. My circles are not round! Will look forward to any future information. Thanks!

        • Beatrice says:

          Yes, my Millie has a stitch regulator, and I use it. For free motion quilting on domestic machines a good starting point is to set it to half speed (if it has the option) and then floor the pedal. That is usually faster than feels comfortable. And here is a secret… I don’t think my circles are round either but I usually don’t tell anyone 🙂

  2. MargeP says:

    LOL Your circles are so much more round than mine that I will never show them to you! Thanks so much for your tips – I will try the stitch regulator on Lila and also try the half speed on my 9400. Thanks again!

    • Beatrice says:

      Okay, don’t show me… but if you show others, whatever you do, DO NOT point out what you consider flaws in your work. People usually only see the big picture and won’t see the tiny things we beat ourselves up about.

      • MargeP says:

        I know, I know – we are our own worst critics! Thanks for all your comments and now I will go and see what I can do about them. Have a great day!

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