Monday, January 18, 2010

Sharon's quilt!!


Sharon is so cute and she is a precise and perfect piecer when it comes to quilts. This is my first quilt that I have quilted for her and I really enjoyed this one. Sharon is Emily's sister and if you have seen Emily's quilts, you know that Sharon has a different spin on piecing, but I love both of their styles!


Sharon's request on this quilt was to have smoke coming out of the chimney's and this was my take on that! I hope it's what she had in mind. I had fun with some feathering too.


I am seriously having a hard time giving up these quilts. I'll tell you that much. I really need to make something for myself! One day soon I hope.


Love this picture, but don't you just want to pull that thread off! Sorry, I wasn't about to re-hang the quilt for another picture though.


Here's the center of the quilt with a cool feather design going on. This worked great because the center was small enough to make it fairly easy to draw out this design.


Here's the center back of the quilt. I love it just as much as the front!


A closeup of the feathering.


One more closeup! I feel like I am getting into the grove with the quilting, I finally have my calendar schedule so that I don't feel overwhelmed with quilting and the goal is two quilts a week, if they are big and I will add in another one if I have a small one. Trying to balance out life is crazy, but I think I have finally figured it out. First and foremost is the family and if I keep myself on a schedule, then the quilting and designing will come along too.

29 comments:

Brandie said...

Gorgeous quiling! And the quilt is beautiful too.
You do great work, I enjoy looking at your blog. Brandie

Deb said...

Beautiful quilting. And I love the quilt. I've got that one in my stash from years ago and just pulled it out of the stash box and thought about doing it. I haven't seen one of these in ages so it's really gotten me sparked up. I think I need to send it to you for quilting when I'm done because I love how you finished it.

Jenny said...

stunning!

SandyQuilts said...

Love the quilt pattern and of course your quilting is over the top terrific.

LeKaQuilt said...

It's an stunning quilt, and your quilting is gorgeous!

sdgodfrey said...

I love your quilting on this! Gorgeous!!!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Um, does Sharon not really want that quilt? Because I want it!! Oh my, it is soooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!! The piecing and quiling are to die for!! :)

Wendy said...

Beautiful quilting, Judi!
(As usual.) =-)

Ethne said...

WOW Judi simply stunning - you are really inspiring me to bite the bullet and start FMQ etc even if it is on my domestic machine

a little bit biased said...

What a fun quilt! I love the pattern and your quilting is amazing! Very creative and the center is stunning! Great job!

Em said...

Love it, Judi, OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Shars!Now you are in the cool club of the GreenFairy!

Jackie said...

Just beautiful!

sharon said...

I look forward to opening your blog to see your next beautiful creation and I haven't been disappointed. I have this quilt half done - I'm digging it out and finishing it - this is a masterpiece. You are so good!

Vesuviusmama said...

I drool, literally, every time I visit your blog. You quilt for some really talented and creative people, and your quilting is AMAZING!

Kim D. said...

This quilt was on the front of Quilters Newsletter Magazine awhile back and I love it. Beautiful Quilting, I'm sure Sharon will love and cherish it. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work.

Nedra said...

Amazing, amazing work! It sure was fun to run into you today. I brought the All Dressed Up quilt into the store right after you left and everyone was oohing and ahhing to see your work.

Lissa Jane said...

wowowowowowowowowowow!

Lissa
Australia

Miriam said...

Wow!!!! Magnificent quilt design, piecing and quilting!!! I am truely amazed!!!! Breathtaking!

Ordinarylife said...

That is stunning!

Liliana Lucki said...

MARAVILLOSO!!!

BELLISIMO !!!

DESDE ARGENTINA SALUDA ,LILIANA

Blogless me said...

I have been following your blog in Google Reader for some time already, well - lurking and drooling - will be a better description ;-). Your work is really awesome. One of the quilts I like most is the "Flying Geese" - your quilting lets the pattern stand out beautifully.
I was just wondering how it works exactly - quilting for someone else. I assume you have to negotiate what they want and interpret it your own way, or is it that you decide what's most appropriate for a particular quilt. This "co-authorship" process must be difficult.
Thanks for the treats you let us see!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the design, fabrics, colors and quilting. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Once again - beeeeautiful!! I love when you post your work!

Denise in PA said...

Judy - the quilting is just awesome! I've always loved this quilt pattern - one I want to make someday!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love this quilt. I wonder if it was the Shop Hop quilt from the Utah shops last fall. They were such pretty blocks. Wish our area would do something like that! Great job quilting :-)

Gari said...

the quilt is wonderful but your quilting puts it over the top. Oh, how I wish I could quilt like that.

Jan said...

what a beautiful quilt, I am so glad you showed the back. I love seeing what creative ways people find to enhance a quilt. You rock.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Among your other talents, you are one amazing quilter Judi! I just love seeing the photos of everything you quilt! Wow! Sounds like you have your priorities straight - babies are only babies once. Take care.

sharon said...

Do you give longarm classes?