Quilted trees

deer30 Quilted trees

I have finished quilting the trees, I did not want to obscure the lines of painted images so I am opting to quilt slightly outside the painted image lines. I want it to retain its painting quality. I often have a tendency to quilt over my lines, so it becomes harder to tell if it is painted.

deer28 Quilted trees
deer29 Quilted treesI am outlining all the plants in the grass with green thread, then I will add quilted details to the larger leaves.

9 Responses to “Quilted trees”

  1. Melissa P says:

    I can almost hear the wind whispering in those trees.

  2. cindy shake says:

    That’s a good idea to quilt just outside of the painted lines! You’re right, after all the beautiful effort of hand painting the stitch would hide your lovely hand work ;o)

  3. Karoda says:

    You have such impressive control in your painting and stitching! You must have hands of a surgeon :)

  4. Beth says:

    This is turning out so great, Judy. Thanks for posting the photos. I click on them and they fill my screen. I almost feel like I’m there (except, I’d be a lot colder there than here in ABQ!)

  5. Laura says:

    Hi Judy,
    What type of thread and needle are you using for this quilting top and bottom. I really like the look of it. Also it’s hard to tell but about how many stitches per inch are you quilting? You have such great control and I love the rhythm of your quilting:)
    Laura T

  6. Hi Laura,
    I am using primarily Madeira polyneon thread. I have a lot of colors in that so I end up using that the most, but I also have threads by several other companies that get used if the color is right, most of them are good quality polyester threads. I like Madeira’s polyester threads because they have a nice sheen, don’t make a lot of lint and they are strong. I usually put it in the bobbin too. But I also really like bottom line from Superior for the bobbin and I also use it if I want to use a thinner weight thread.

    I use Organ titanium needles, size 90/14.

    My quilting stitches vary because I am freemotion quilting everything. But to give you a sense of scale, in the first picture, the tree leaves are about an inch and a half in length.

  7. Patsy Thompson says:

    Hi Judy,
    Thanks so much for posting all the pictures of every stage of this quilt. The painting, the quilting…all I can say is “WOW!” This is all so beautiful and so inspiring to watch from afar!

  8. jojo says:

    JUDY – it’s just beautiful! I love it and have to sit on my hands to not start a whole cloth painting. I hate when my OCD is overwhelmed by my ADD.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

    jojo

    ps – you know I have “Color Theory” work to do!

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