Love this for a guy...great pattern and fabric and how kind. Moving to a new place is always so hard...and a new puppy now love that part!
I am sure he is going to treasure this as he cuddles under this with his new pup!
Jschlender Thanks! I'll have to make sure he takes a picture of little Louie making himself at home on "his" quilt as I know he will take it over.
Cannot wait to see this done...and guess that was one way to get the Hanging Gardens one done;-)
True I was thinking the same thing...if I baste a quilt I've been dragging my feet on then I can't get too much further on a new project with out the pins. I feel like I bought so many pins already that I can't buy any more!
I would say - leave it as it is ... I like how they pop up and vanish and pop up again. And I don't think any denser quilting woudl change that, I mean you would have to use a dark colour to show up on the batics - and then those veines would vanish in the black squares ...
This is a lovely quilt- batiks and clean lines are my favorites. One consideration is how thread intense you want the quilt - I put more quilting on a piece that will hang from the wall as the body it gives the quilt helps keep it in shaoe. If it is meant to be used, I think about how well it will drape or wrap around a napping person so usually put in enough quilting to keep the quilt in shape but still keep it supple. Final thought is the recipient - my boys would not notice the specifics of the quilting, just love the quilt to wrap up in.
Before I read your update I looked at the pictures and I LOVE how you have quilted it and think it works beautifully for this quilt! And now I have read your comments think it works even better. I would leave as is as it works IMHO and in real life vines to move in and out of view as they weave themselves and grow so I agree with Leo that I like how they seem to come and go. I think you and I share the same issue around learning to like alternative ways of quilting...I always struggle when I try to branch out from my "usual"! And LOL about pins I always feel like I have so many...but then seem to need more!
I love this! And, I could not figure out why it was distressed as l thought how great that you had it all done and quilted! I really like the wavy lines.
Another vote for really liking it how it is! I really like the batiks with the black!
I think you should put a few more lines in to fill the space ...echo what you have and maybe vary them a bit? The other idea is to turn the quilt and have the same wavy lines going the other direction, that would echo the "squares" and give you more texture. I would put a practice ;piece on the machine and stitch it out first, (I hate to FROG stitch) and see what you think! Good luck, its a really nice piece!
I will say first that I'm not a fan of dense quilting on something that doesn't hang on a wall or lay on a table.
So, I love how you have quilted this! I like how the thread pops on the black and then is hidden in those pretty batiks. I would leave it just like it is!
I love it the way you have it quilted now! Batiks are such rich smooth fabrics and so nice to pet. I would like to pet it the way it is!! It will be fun to see what you decide. :)
Thanks SO MUCH everyone for your feedback! It was very helpful!!!
I'm going to leave as is because I do want it supple and it is for a young man who knows squat about whether it is quilted loosely or densely and why. ( Sewzalot , True , Stamdl , Sbbquilter , Rebecca , Strandkorbtraum , Laweigel , Jodyrose )
All he will know is you made an awesome quilt for him! That makes the quilting absolutely perfect. I think it looks fabulous just as it is.
Sewnsew Thanks for your kind words. I think he's going to be very happy that he finally got a quilt.
Love it finished and love the new pics...what a gorgeous dog!! I bet he loved it...I used your wavy line idea in quilt I am working on today so thanks for inspiration!
They both look like they are enjoying it very much!
Awwww I love the new picture! Handsome young man and pup!
Aw, such a cute story and dog! It looks like they both enjoy it. :)
The picture just shows why its so gratifying to make quilts! I think they both love your quilt!
Laweigel So true. I love seeing pictures of them being used by man and furbabies. Now I kind of wish I had made it bigger since the pup has grown so much in the last 4 months.
I really like this one for a guy. The black is great with your batiks. Something I would never have tried.
Thanks Quilt455 . I was happy with how the black came out too. I had never tried using it before so I wasn't sure if I would like it.
As Wendy keeps telling me, Stepping out of the box can lead to wonderful quilts as it did on this one.
Well Wendy is a wise one!
I really like this. Great colors and contrast. The black just makes it pop. It makes me want to start quilts for my 3 boys, 30, 28 & 23. Great Job!