Virtual Trunk Show #4: DENSE QUILTING, part 1

Good day, Friends!  I am missing my sewing machine right about now.  I have been working on some digital designs, and catching up with my needlework projects in the last week or so, but no actual playing with the sewing machine.  I cannot quilt by hand to save my life, but I do enjoy being able to quilt with my machine.  I will forever be grateful to Diane Gaudynski for bringing home machine quilting due merit and recognition through her exquisite work.  Over the last few years, I have attempted in some dense quilting myself, always with Ms. Diane in the background as my inspiration.  The following projects feature the dense quilting I have done:

1.  Pieceful Garden (The Quilter, November 2008; UK’s Popular Patchwork, March 2010)

2. Cascade of Leaves (Quilter’s World, October 2010)

3.  Heirloom Pillow (Bernina’s Through the Needle, Issue 28, 2008)

4.  Ivory Spring (Quilting & Embroidery, Summer 2008)

5.  French Bouquet (Jump-start your Quilting, House of White Birches, April 2011)

Do you have a favorite for this round of my virtual trunk show?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a lovely rest of the week.


21 thoughts on “Virtual Trunk Show #4: DENSE QUILTING, part 1

  1. Amazing, Wendy! I know what you mean about missing your sewing machine. I feel that way when it’s time for the machine to go in for maintenance. I like knowing it’s in the house, even if I’m busy with other things.

    Question for you: Do you use the BSR function for your machine quilting? Do you like it?

    Another question: Is there trapunto in your Ivory Spring quilt, or do those areas just puff up so much because they are surrounded by such dense quilting?

  2. OMG! WENDY! All of them are just gorgeous and WOW what a hard one to vote on. I voted on Pieceful Garden but all of them are so perfectly done. Great job and thanks so much for sharing. Always enjoy your work. Carol

  3. Well, to be truthful, I was never a big fan of dense quilting because it makes everything so stiff and heavy. Then I saw YOUR work! Guess I have to eat my words!! Just lovely – thanks for sharing!!

  4. Love them all, as usual!-) “Pieceful Garden” and “Cascade of Leaves” are may top faves. When I purchased my Bernina 440QE I thought the BSR was going to be my “go to” method of FMQ. Now (having purchased my Juki 2010TL) I have not even set up that machine lately and use the Juki for piecing (fabulous, accurate 1/4″) and FMQ (found that the BSR was actually limiting my FMQ ability-I felt I was having to quilt according to the machine rather than me having full control of it). Anyhow, a big ‘shout out’ to you, Wendy, for dispelling the myth that machine quilting, at the highest level/quality, must be accomplished on a longarm rather than a domestic machine. Many thanks and hugs, Doreen

  5. All of your work is gorgeous Wendy – I just can’t pick a favourite . I am also grateful to Diane Gaudynski – I did her tutorial for the 2012 FMQ Challenge and my quilting has been elevated to another level.
    Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us!
    best wishes

  6. Yes, I have a favorite….that one…..that one….and that one….and, oh, that one….and finally….that other breathtaking beauty!

  7. I have to say that they are all quite beautiful and as you probably know, it is very difficult to choose a favorite. They are so STUNNINGLY beautiful! I have had one lesson on the longarm machine and look forward to sharing that journey. Meanwhile I will read your blog and see what you’ve got to say!

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