Wednesday, 2 December 2015

a W-I-P and a lanyard

I finally got around to working on my scrappy mountains I started back in January.  I don't think I ever blogged about the quilt top, which I finished sometime in early spring:

This top sat in a pile for months until I decided last week to produce a backing.  I pinned it Friday night so I would have something to sew at my Guild's Sew-In Saturday.

After a quick quilt consult (I love having guild mates to help out with those tough decisions!) I decided to stipple the low-volume areas with beige thread.  I was still undecided about the bright mountains.  What to do with them?

By Sunday night, I had finished quilting the low volume areas.  It's kind of hard to see the stitches, the beige fabric below is the one that is a little more noticeable.

I am still debating what to do with those bright mountains.  Suggestions welcome!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

In other news, our office had a charity auction today and I donated a lanyard I made using an existing promotional lanyard (see my tutorial here).  It was a pretty slow auction with few items and few bidders but I am happy to report that three people bid on my item and it fetched $10.

Next on the agenda: Learning how to take good pictures of lanyards!

Hope you did something quilty in the last few days!


  1. I love the scrappy mountains. Perhaps some straight line quilting on the bright ones. Congrats on bringing in a decent amount for the lanyard in spite of the small group.

  2. What a fun quilt! I agree...some straight lines might be a nice contrast with the stippling. You did a great job balancing all the colors in your looks awesome!

  3. A lovely finish, I enjoyed looking at all your variety in the backgrounds as well as the actual mountains! This pattern is a great one for using up all those precious scraps!

  4. Your scrappy Mountains top is lovely. xx

  5. It is lovely - so cheerful and colourful!

  6. I really like your scrappy mountains! It's one of those designs that would look good on a bed - how big is it?

    I would stick with something pretty simple for the rest of the quilting. The patchwork already speaks for itself. Well done!

  7. Glad that you finished the low volume. No suggestions for the mountains, sorry. Great news on your lanyard.

  8. I love the mountains. I looks a great design for using up scraps.

  9. I really like your quilt top and I think stippling in the low volume sections was a good idea. I'm afraid I don't have Any great suggestions for the mountains though - how about some simple straight lines to balance the curves in the stippling and echo the piecing in the mountains?

  10. I love this quilt and I want to make one just like it. The end.


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