Monday, December 25, 2017

The Eclipse art quilt - part Two

This is part two of the posting about the making of the Eclipse quilt.

I started quilting the top before I did a sketch of the quilting, then realized that I needed to take a step backwards and do some sketching before I could keep going.

I picked the one in the lower left and did some marking before I got back to the stitching.  Using the corner of my cutting mat for the vanishing point and two long rulers, I marked the quilting lines for the sky.  Here are 3 pictures showing the placement of the rulers.

Now that I've looked at the pictures, I realize how dirty and dingy my cutting mat has become.  Perhaps I can use my next 40% off coupon for a new cutting mat!  Say yes!

I used many types and colors of thread to quilt this piece, because I wanted to preserve the colors already there.  I also quilted a little in each area first, then filled in more in each area after that so that I didn't face the problem of having puffy areas to mash down.

Here is the finished quilt.

The Eclipse by Joanne Adams Roth 2017

I hope you like it.


  1. Pretty sweet memory quilt! Isn't it a challenge to stop when you are trying to quilt a little here and a little there so you don't have to mash a spot in the end???