Thursday, September 13, 2012

{Post 1,054} Veins and Tendrils

Last post on this for tonight.  I am tired.  Like dog tired.  So is my husband.  I slept 14 hours the other night.  Feel like I could do it again tonight!  Machine quilting wears me out, so I try to do it in small bites.  Since I did two continuous borders on this quilt and changed thread colors, I had a lot of unrolling and rerolling on this quilt.

I ended up using a polyester orange thread that matched my orange Thimbleberries pumpkins nearly perfectly.  One of those "did I already quilt there" matches.  Here is a picture, but the quilting is hard to see.

Now for the veins and tendrils.  I will start out far and let you move closer:

You can see the meandering some in the last two pictures.  I also quilted a star in the stem of the pumpkin.  I double sewed the tendrils, purposely stitching a little to the side.  I could only last for 6 pumpkins.  More tomorrow!



Leeanne said...

Joan your six pumpkins look great!! Well done & sleep tight!

Ruth said...

I really like how you quilted the pumpkins, with the meandering and then the veins. Great idea. One of these days, I'll make a pumpkin quilt - even if it is just a wall hanging. Yesterday I finished 20 airplane blocks which I won't blog about because they will be used in 2 quilts for my pilot sons. Next will be to work on the border, which will be words all the way around and I've never done that before, so it will probably take all year.