Thursday, October 9, 2014

Judy's Embroideries

Here is the last of the four quilts for Judy.  I love this one!  Aren't these embroideries awesome?!!

A detail pic - if you like the quilting I did in the block, scroll down to the bottom of this post, there are two videos showing how I did it:

And, of course, the back -- gorgeous.  I love when clients give me solid backs -- it's almost like they get two quilts in return -- the pieced top and a wholecloth back!

Oh, about the videos.  Well, my friend Natalie was over, and she was looking at the quilt.  When she asked about my travel path I showed her.  She then proclaimed that I was a genius at finding the fastest path through a block and/or  across a quilt.  Well, I don't know about all that, but I do like to find the path with the least start/stops.  So I decided to do a video of my path.  Each block takes me 10-12 minutes to stitch.  I ended up doing two videos -- one time lapsed which runs about a minute and a half, and one hi-speed video which runs just under three minutes.  Some people found the time-lapsed version jumpy.  And yes, I know it is hard to see -- it is white thread on a white background, but you're concentrating on the path, not the stitches.

Video #1 Time-Lapse version

Video #2 Hi-Speed version

So, check out the videos, watch how my brain works in creating the best path through the block, and let me know which one you prefer.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for these videos. I much prefer the second one. I would watch this video at regular speed as well. Those of us interested in what you do would not mind spending the time to watch in real time. I think this is just the right density for this quilt.

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  2. This is wonderful....thanks.Sometimes a great design gets scrapped because of too many starts and stops....this helps to visualize how to "get around". Love your work , and would be happy to see more of your "how I did it" videos. Ruth

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