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Almost quilted to death   Show and Tell

Started Mar-16 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 454 views.

I decided I wanted the quilting to truly fade into the background.  So a fill using my favorite paisley was my choice.  I used SID to emphasize the swirl.  It isn't really as puffy as the shadows make it appear.  Now my poor worn out, scarred, loved round coffee table has protection again.  

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


WOW! that looks gorgeous! Yep,I still want one..... hint, hint. Good work!

From: judyinohio


Looks like something done by my sister-in-law. She would be pleased.

I love how you let the lighter fabric poof!!!

I obviously thought of you when I was doing it.  blush But for a table topper, I did want it to be kind of flat & stiff.  The poor table has looked so naked and forlorn since Jan.  and now the cat has something to sit on.

Thanks.  The pattern was actually very easy.  The hardest part was my batik fabric had some light spots that I didn't like once it was pieced.  So I went back and removed those light pieces & replaced them with darker fussy cut ones.  The light pieces were making it look too teal and obscuring the swirl pattern as they blended too closely.  The pattern would have been easier if I had used high contrast fabrics.  But that would have been too busy for the room.  And too southwest, it wouldn't have fit.  Cool pattern though.

thanks Ami.  In some light, there isn't much contrast from the background.  I wanted to emphasize it a little more.  The side lighting from the windows really makes it look poofy.  It didn't look that poofy last night with general lighting.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


Love the swirl design!  Love, too, that it's now a soft place for kitty to rest!

Cris in MT


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

and now the cat has something to sit on.

THAT is the most important part.  :-)

Wow, Dee ... looks like a terrific job of quilting!

thanks.  the hardest part of the quilting is not growing (getting bigger) as I went along.  I chose the paisley because I'm comfortable with it,, and it's very forgiving.  If you cross a line you can't tell.