Friday, January 14, 2011

Marlene's Christmas Quilt

******Update******

Okay - since you all want to know the pattern - here it is in Marlene's own words:

"I started off with the pattern Anita's Christmas by Pearl Periera but
made numerous changes. The basic look of the quilt is the same but I
reduced it to 75% and changed half the blocks. Instead of the 6 angel
blocks in the pattern, I used some images from a panel by Nancy
Halvorsen and pictures I found in a magazine."

Sorry everyone, I didn't get a shot of the whole quilt - wish I did now because so many of you wanted to see the whole quilt.



Marlene from Canada did a beautiful job putting this quilt together. I am lucky to be the one to quilt it. She gave me the go ahead to do what I would like on the quilt, but did request holly and berry in the border.




This is what I came up with for the holly and berry. I totally love it. This quilt is on the smaller size and just this border took me over 5 hours. I traced in the holly and berries individually connecting each one with a couple loops. Then I filled it in with swirls and echoing.



I seriously can't get enough of this border! I love it!


This is the sash treatment - I wanted to echo the wavy gold frame in the blocks.

It feels so good to get a quilt done in 1 week - not 1 quilt done in 12 weeks like the last one. :)

60 comments:

•stephanie• said...

your work is perfection.
and what a great team you and marlene make.
just stunning ~ as usual.

Mia's Cottage said...

it's gorgeous! Makes me want to sew up a Christmas quilt and have you do your touch to it!
Donna

Kaye said...

Your quilting is a true work of art. I have been blogging on here for about 3 years and have never seen such beautiful work, not even at the quilt shows.

Alycia said...

So - do you dream about quilts? The work you do is amazing? Thank you for showing it!

Wendy said...

Simply gorgeous! Your quilting is just awesome!

Roolen said...

really great and amazing work!

Sharon S said...

Your quilting on this quilt is absolutely stunning!

Kathy said...

Just brilliant work-you are an artist. Would like to know what quilt pattern it was too as it was great also.

Scottish Nanna said...

I hope you know girl you are the best it is amazing.
Hugs Mary.

Kerry said...

The quilt is stunning. Beautiful work by both of you. May we see a picture of the whole quilt?

liberal sprinkles said...

gorgeous work, as always. i love the details in the border.

Leeanne said...

Just stunning...I love how you have created the soft holly and berries....well and everything else.

Leah said...

Beautiful! I love it...

kimland said...

SPECTACULAR!!! I am with Kerry, can we see a picture of the whole quilt? Again, WOW!!!

Marty G said...

It's breath-taking! You've done an absolutely beautiful job on this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

JayTee said...

it's BEAUTIFUL...what fantastic quilting!!! Is there a quilt pattern??

burdiebb said...

This is the most beautiful quilt that I have seen in a very long time. It is stunning. Please tell us what pattern it is and where we can purchase the pattern. Thank you. Lori

Karen said...

This quilt is breath-takingly beautiful to say the least! What talent you have! Thanks for the glimpse of this quilt!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

stunning work.

The NCQ said...

The quilting is just beyond words. Do you know the name of the quilt pattern?

Suzy said...

Amazingly beautiful! Your quilting really made her top come ALIVE! :o)

Yvette said...

I never believed in magicians but I do believe you are a magician on the longarm. Your work is truly amazing.

Ethne said...

This is just a stunning piece of work but the quilt and the quilting - I'd love to see more of it

Renea said...

This quilt is gorgeous and your quilting is perfection. I am in awe!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

this is absolutely stunning!! I keep looking at all the detail!! Wow.
So beautiful, both the quilt and the quilting!

Karen said...

I don't seem to have any words - it is stunning. Does Marlene have a blog? I'd love to know what that pattern is - unless it's an original. Your interpretation and work is flawless! How I'd love to spend an afternoon peeking over your shoulder :).

Gay said...

Stunning, fabulous. I just don't have words to describe your quilting. The quilt itself is wonderful, but with your quilting. WOW. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

gloria g. said...

breathless.....beautiful. You are a very talented girl! Best to you and yours. gloria g. in South Carolina

Barb said...

You certainly are an artist in your own right...that is sooo amazing....

marcella said...

Really, really beautiful! I need to finish a top so you can work your magic on it.

Karenkay said...

Wow....Perfect!!

Pamela said...

That is absolutely stunning!!! I could look at your quilting all day.

Kayli said...

Oh my gosh! I love it SO much! That is an amazing border-its perfect for the quilt. You got some great pictures too!

PandaRae said...

That's beautiful!!!!!

CharlotteP said...

Never seen such beautiful and appropriate quilting!!

Ellen said...

I'd say that is some award winning quilting - it is simply gorgeous! Thanks for showing us. Your buttons should be bursting!

Maggie A said...

Just beautiful quilting. The borders are just fantastic. Lovely work.

Quilt Hollow said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Your work is always spot on perfection! Love it!!! Does she blog?

Sarah Craig said...

Judi, your quilting is always so amazing!! I just love looking at it, and hope that someday I can do half as well!!

also known as MAC said...

Can I come and watch you sometime? I'll bring lunch for everyone! Your work is absolutely beautiful, you inspire me.

Tonya said...

i would hate to send the quilts back to their owners, i'd want to sit and stare at them.

Linda said...

Oh my, just beautiful! Your quilting is stunning, Judy! How long did it take you to quilt it?

Amy said...

Wow - so beautiful! You have such a gift with your machine quilting.

Joan said...

Judy - I was quite breathless when I saw this quilt - what an absolutely wonderful job you made of it - its georgeous!!

Fiesta said...

our quilting is always spectacular.! I may just have to send you one of my quilts one day. Is there a name to that Christmas pattern?

Paula Ganyard said...

That is some amazing quilting. Absolutely beautiful!

gloria g. said...

You said this was free hand....do you mark the sashings? I know you said you did the berries/leaves and did echo around them. And what batting did you use, if you don't mind us asking........

Caro said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilting. You did an excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love all the quilting and the holly in the borders is just the right thing! Perfection!

Mama Spark said...

This quilt is stunning. Do you do quilts that are sent to you?

cakegirl said...

OMGosh! This is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen. You did an outstanding job on the entire thing from piecing to quilting. What a border! You are my idol.

jennifer said...

I do beleive that's the prettiest thing I'v ever seen ever.

Patti said...

Stunning. I can't get over it. It is just so gorgeous.
Patti xxx

Sarah said...

OMG!! Your quilting is amazing!!!
You are an artist!

Jansie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Holy Wow.

manquilter said...

LUVIT! I hope I have your permission to stock you? Your quilting is fantastic.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I can't get enough of your quilting.amazing!!!! the quilt is so beautiful!!

Griffith Family said...

I am in awe of the quilting done here. Beyond beautiful!!! I will have to send you a quilt to do for me some time, to cherish the beauty!

ladybug said...

I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. quilting! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandy said...

I saw this quilt in person at a quilt show in Manitoba this past weekend. It is just stunning :)
Loved it so much I ordered the pattern :)