Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda............


This is Sharon's quilt! She is an excellent piecer, the seams are so straight and precise. It was fun to work on this quilt.


I tried to balance out the quilting by not quilting everything. I left the one inch borders plain and did a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch.


I played a litte more with the feathers on this border and I really liked how they turned out.



Okay, so here's the shoulda, woulda, coulda.... I was really enjoying the straightness of the quilt and thought it would be great to have the lines in the sashing, plus, when I was planning on quilting I measured the borders and the sashings and I had an even two inches all around except for the outer sashings. Anyway, as I was finishing the last of the sashings I realized that I could have continued the diagonal border into the sashings by just offsetting it a little bit! Urrrrggghhhhh! I think I would have liked it better, but it's okay. I will get over it. Something about me always thinks of what I could have done to make each quilt a little better.


There were nine blocks, so I just alternated the blocks by filling in the background with swirls on the applique blocks and quilting a connecting curved line on the others.





A shot of the diamond borders, I love it!


I still can't get enough of feathers. They just don't get old to me.

26 comments:

karenfae said...

the quilt looks absolutely beautiful!great job.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Duff said...

This is AMAZING. It's hard to believe that you would have changed anything. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such mesmerizing beauty!
I believe that God gives everyone a special talent--congratulations, you figured yours out!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Stunning quilting!! and the quilt is also beautiful!

Sweet and Sassy Boutique said...

Your feathers are absolutely amazing!! I have tried to quilt feathers and just don't have the knack yet...your quilting is inspiring!! Beautiful job!
Shanna

Susan Loftin said...

Beautiful quilting.

Heather said...

magnificant feathers. A pleasure to view this quilt.

Lucky-1 said...

This is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen.

Pam in Texas said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You do such an amazing job. You are an inspiration!

Darkangel said...

doing it better? why? its perfect, I love it, looks so beautiful what you did

Hugs Cornelia

QuiltSue said...

Your quilting is beautiful. Maybe one day I'll get to see some in real life - do you ever enter in shows in the UK?

alda said...

WOW! this quilt is wonderful and it's also wonderfuly quilted...and I think threre is really nothing you could make better, be proud!
I've really enjoyed the jorney through the quilted blocks ;-)))

Kaye said...

You made a beautiful quilt-- more beautiful with the quilting. Great jobinglors

Maggey and Jim said...

I don't know how it could get much better than that>> wow!!
Maggey

Kristen said...

I have to send you a quilt of mine. I never tire of feathers either.

Simone de Klerk said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Nanci said...

Never mind the quilt...it's the quilting you did that makes this so outstanding. goodness you do do wonderful work!
She should be speechless when she gets this! I would be!

onlymehere said...

The piecing is beautiful but as always your quilting made it even more so. I've never seen those diamonds on a border and I really like them on this quilt. Great job both of you!

Judi said...

Wow it is outstanding. Your work as always another work of art on top of the great piecing.

Needled Mom said...

The quilt and the quilting are both fabulous, Judi. You do such a wonderful job!

SD Janet said...

Just beautiful--as always!! Don't we always think it could have been better or done a different way. lol What a lovely quilt Sharon made. She is so lucky to have you quilt it for her. I'm sure she will love it.

zarina said...

I love the quilting done on it. Especially the minor swirls. All i can do is minor stippling - and that only once. Somehow the last one did not come out right.

clare's craftroom said...

As I'm not a quilter I really don't know why I'm always torturing myself looking at stunning quilts like these ....
It is absolutely beautiful !

PattyBYoung said...

This quilt is stunning! I love the colors, and your quilting just pushed it over the top! Wow!

Kim D. said...

Another beauty, love the diamond quilting in the inner border and those feathers are gorgeous.

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt and once again, your work is amazing!!

Vesuviusmama said...

You did an amazing job, as usual. I like it just the way it is!