DeLight!

You know how you can be too close to something to see it well? That can be true literally and figuratively.

Thursday I finished my new quilt top. It’s a big ‘un. Too big to see. So when I folded it up (I needed the floor space to make the back,) I felt pretty ambivalent about it. Stuff I like, stuff I don’t like…

A few minutes ago I unfurled it to load it on my long-arm frame. I literally laughed out loud. Delighted. The quilt has a name. ๐Ÿ˜€

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DeLight!

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DeLight!

 

Tomorrow I’ll start quilting. I’m using a pale grey 50 wt. So Fine thread and wool batting. The quilting pattern is a pantograph popcorn. It’s a large scale not too pointed or too round. It shouldย disappear nicely into the colors.

31 thoughts on “DeLight!

  1. Cindy @ In A Stitch

    The quilt looks amazing. Great color combinations. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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  2. snarkyquilter

    Your photos of DeLight loaded really highlight the fabrics you used. I still want that dandelion print. I’ve used wool batting for a baby quilt, and doubled it up by mistake. It turned out very puffy, though quilting it was easy. It washes fine and helps a quilt resist creasing.

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    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      I’m down to scraps of the dandelions, but I’d definitely buy more if I stumbled on it. It wasn’t a “utility” fabric, to be sure! Had to wait its turn. But I think it is well used here. Thanks.

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  3. Tammy Hutchinson

    Wow! So nice to see all of the colors and your points look so accurate!!! Looking forward to seeing how the quilting changes the appearance. I just tried wool batting for the first time, on a small quilt with my domestic machine. Not pretty. So is wool batting best for long armers and/or hand quilting?

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    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      I don’t know much about wool, Tammy. I’ve used it on the long-arm … 3 or 4 times. It does take getting used to. It’s so springy and can bunch up. I think using it with DSM would be really hard.

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  4. katechiconi

    Sometimes you just have to wait for the quilt to tell you. I love these new shots, which make the colours much cleaner and brighter than on your earlier posts. I can see why you’ve fallen in love with it again!

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    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      Oh my, the new light Jim bought for me made so much difference. I have a great LED light in my sewing space, too. But the new one is LOOOOOOOOOONG!! And bright! ๐Ÿ˜€

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