Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winding Ways/Wheel of Mystery.....Basting

It was great to get the basting completed on the

Winding Ways/Wheel of Mystery Quilt

This has been my take-a-long quilt for several years...

It is all hand pieced.....I love those curves:

It is time to think about the quilting design...

 I printed out a few blocks:

I can draw out different designs on paper 

to see what works

Feathers are always a favorite.....#1

I like the geometric feel of this one.....#2

One big feather covers the entire block......#3

I also printed out several blocks on a paper:

This will help me see 

how the designs look as a whole...

#1 and #2 accentuate those hand pieced curves

#3 obliterates and covers up the curves

I am leaning toward #1

I will share more images 

after I get this under the needle

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

From the Hen House


Terri Stegmiller said...

Beautiful colors in your winding ways quilt. I've always liked this block design.

kutiequilter said...

I agree with you, either 1 or 2. After all that handwork you don't want to lose those wonderful curves to the quilting! Been missing your posting! Just started following you on pininterest.:-)

Stella Nemeth said...

I like #2 the best. It just feels right to me. I'm trying to figure out what to do with a small quilt of my own, and having similar choice problems. Thanks for blogging about your process.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Stella,

So glad you are enjoying the blog. It is so helpful to audition quilting designs on paper before you ever put a stitch into the quilt. I am hoping to get out to the Thread Shed tomorrow to get Winding Ways under the needle.

I am unable to reply to you directly since you are a No-Reply blogger. So I am responding to you through my comments page.

My Best To You,

LuAnn Kessi

Bianca said...

Gorgeous quilt and colours. Love all designs (my fav. is #1.), but whatever you'll choose will be equally beautiful.

adailydoseoffiber said...

Nice work! I took a class using this pattern with John Flynn and I hated the machine piecing!!! It was just too difficult, particularly that skinny piece. I hadn't thought of hand sewing it...hmmmm. Love your quilting ideas.

Martha said...

Beautiful and vibrant colors! I like #2 quilting design best; it utilizes the design of the Winding Ways, whereas the feather (#1) slightly confuses it. The large feather also fights with the WW crisp design. I enjoy your blog and your beautiful land!
Martha Ginn

Leslie McNeil said...

Yum {fresh eggs!} and... the quilt is simply striking; gulp-hand pieced! I love the #1; agree as it accentuates those sweetly pieced curves. Awesome!

Elley Z said...

I love #1 - it just makes the whole quilt move. #2 would be my second choice. And, when we had egg layers, we washed our eggs the same way! Love the idea of printing out a practice block for quilting designs! Maybe I'll have an easier time choosing a design for my quilt tops. :-) Love your blog - if we were closer I think we woud be great friends. :-)

stitchedbyme said...

LuAnn, I have been reading your blog for several months and have learned several techniques from your great variety of projects. Thank you SO much for sharing.

I love your Winding Ways quilt. I like quilting choices #1 and #2, but think that #1 is more interesting. Will you be quilting it on your Sweet Sixteen? I just bought the Babylock Tiara and look forward to any posts that you do regarding quilting on your SS.
~June in AZ

stitchedbyme said...

I was wondering if you got this quilt quilted. I was looking through your blog and don't see any further updates on it. I am curious which quilt pattern you chose to use.
Thank you so much for all that you share.
~June in AZ