Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some 'Splainin'

Or:  Here's where I croak out a mea culpa (sorry, I just couldn't resist).

It has come to my attention that my previous post was unclear.  I am currently blaming blogger because  it took forever for my pictures to load.  So long, that I almost gave up and deleted the whole thing.
But I didn't.  So now I have to explain myself.  The reason I didn't want to stitch the batting to the frog was mainly because I didn't want to have to cut away the excess.  I also didn't want that extra stitching around the edge because I had already stitched down the edges with this fancy stitch.
Here is a closer view -- I left the pictures large, so you can click on them for a closer view.  I didn't want to use the fancy stitch on the batting because I'm afraid that the needle or thread would have pulled the batting up onto the front.  And since I will be stitching around the frogs when I do the quilting, I didn't want too many lines of stitching around them.

One way to eliminate the excess stitching is to use water soluble thread, but that adds the step of rinsing and I didn't want to have to do that.
I finished all the frogs -- here is a picture of the whole quilt top on my design wall -- now it's ready to be layered and quilted.

8 comments:

Beth said...

Love how you have made the quilt your own with the frogs.... Can't wait to see how you quilt it!! Any ideas?

Sara said...

Cute! The colors, the pattern, the frogs...it all works so wonderfully! If it needs a good home after it's finished, send it to Florida.

Karen S said...

Beth! I think I'm just going to quilt concentric circles in the squares -- as if water drops have fallen in the pond.

Sara! Isn't it too warm in Florida for quilts?

Sara said...

NEVER too warm for quilts! We do have some cold weather! Last night, for example, was in the 50s! I had to use 2 quilts on my bed or risk frostbite and hypothermia!

Robbie said...

So adorable!! Maybe edge stitching (even just a straight line) frogs with dark blue thread might make them 'pop' even more!!! A great quilt!

Chris said...

I love it!! Your placement of the frogs is perfect. They aren't obvious at first, but when you see one, you begin to spot the others. Beautiful.

Felix Curds said...

hello there. it's so warm here in australia now but i would go for a loverly quilt like that any day:) the colours and frogs are great!

Chris said...

And you think you have been neglecting your blog... I love your frogs on this quilt!