Friday, August 19, 2011

A Quilting finish......

Before I talk about the quilting, here are the quilt facts:
Quilt made by Beth (she does beautiful applique work!)
Quilt pattern: "Flea Market" - it was a series last summer in Quilters Newsletter Magazine.
Batting used: Quilter's Dream Cotton
Thread used for top: Superior Threads "Antique Silver" Metallic #064
Bobbin thread: Superior Threads "White" So Fine #401

The TOWA gauge for the bobbin thread was set at 220 - I just played with the top thread tension.


Okay - I had so much fun quilting this quilt. I usually have fun - but I have to tell you that I always second guess my quilting until I pull the quilt off the frames - then I just love it.

The borders and center flower points were free motion straight quilting - no rulers, so it may not be perfect, but consistent hopefully.

I love this block!

I absolutely love the sash in this quilt. I mimicked the curve lines, then free motion quilted ovals, then went through each oval with connecting curves. This was really fun.

I love the pattern the quilting in the sash sections created at the points. It is just fun.

Here's the straight stitching and the simple swirl in the borders. The patterns on the fabrics are busy enough in the white/black borders that I decided on a simple quilt stitch because it wouldn't really be seen.


I absolutely love how the corners come together on this one. A new love - straight stitching!



Here's a close up - you can see the sparkle of the metallic silver thread. I just love it!

And - a close up of the sash - love, love love it! Now to the next quilt, also made by Beth! Pictures next week!

Oh - and I will announce the winner of my giveaway sometime soon, but there is still time to enter here.



53 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

This is absolutely amazing...I cant stop looking at it !! :)

Andrea said...

This is absolutely a work of art. It is just amazing! The quilt, the quilting...everything. So beautiful and obviously a labor of love. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring work.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fantastic quilting on a wonderful quilt - wow!

Vicki W said...

What a wonderful quilt and I LOVE your sashing quilting.

I am Just One Mom said...

fabulous! you inspire me: FMQing, colors, patterns. it is ALL GOOD.

iluvmybugs said...

What an unbelievably beautiful quilt!!!! Love everything about it!!! TFS

JoyceT said...

Really lovely quilting. Was the metallic thread your idea or the customer's? It looks fantastic. This encourages me to use metallic on a large scale. Did you use more than one cone?

Pam said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I would have the patience for the piecing, applique or quilting-wish I did. Wonderful job all around.

Jen said...

This is seriously the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful... you both did a lovely job... it will no doubt be cherished for many years to come...

Julie in WA said...

Is that black piping outlining the shapes? Or is it stitching? Please let me know!

Denise in PA said...

Oh my goodness, Judi, it's stunning! Your quilting is just amazing!!

queenopearls said...

Absolutely exceptional quilt! Wow, textile artistry. I aspire to such.
Christina in Cleveland

Heather A said...

Wow! I mean ... WOW! Like really ... WOWWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!

Thearica said...

I am IN love with the quilt and the quilting! Great job to you, Beth and the pattern designer!

I want one of these to quilt!

marcella said...

You did such a beautiful job! Your quilting really enhances the quilt pattern. Really, really lovely

Carol Jordan said...

I think the quilt is fabulous! I do love precuts.

Quiltjane said...

Judi, your quilting inspires me to go to my machine everyday and practice, practice, practice. You are the queen of freehand

Melinda said...

Seriously beautiful quilt! She is an artist!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt - by maker and quilter - wonderful marrage!! I love the curve setting around the blocks and the curved piano key setting of the border is something I would like to try. Absolutely exquisite!!

Elaine Adair said...

Briliant and original and just plain fun!!! But also, a lot of extra work, hoever, certainly worth it!! No wonder yit was so much fun!

Elaine Adair said...

Julie (above) asked my question as well. I'm seeing black outline - what is that?

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Judi, you took this quilt to an amazing level! I think my favorite part is that leaf with the curlicue detail!!

Michelle said...

Double WOW!!! I am in awe of your quilting... one day when I grow up to be a real quilter I want to be able to quilt just like you!!!

Vicki said...

your quilting is so great. I love the whole thing, it's so fun

Wendy said...

Your quilting on this quilt is gorgeous! It just enhanced a beautiful quilt.....

Barb said...

Judi, that is an amazing quilt, both in applique, the sashing, your quilting...just amazing!!

Pam - PortiaDeeandMe said...

This is the most awesome quilt I've seen in a long, long time. The choice of fabrics, the applique & your incredible quilting make for one beautiful work of art. Beyond words, really!

Donna S. said...

Omigoodness, that is just delish!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a gorgeous quilt and quilting Judi!

regan said...

Your quilting on this is perfect! I love those ovals with the connecting lines....classy! And the swirls and straight line borders are beautiful! I was looking at the close ups.....did she embroider a black line around all the edges? It looks like hand embroidery, cuz the thread looks quite thick.....it sets off each piece of fabric so beautifully! I love the effect with the black and white to all the colors.....it's wonderful! Thanks for the peek!

Leeanne said...

Beautiful quilt and of course your quilting!I love how you used only the metallic thread, but because of the different styles of quilting and fabric colours it looks like such variety.The sliver works so well over all the colours. Did the quilt maker do a stem stitch in some places? It looks like black stem stitch.

Kim with a K said...

What a beautiful work of art!!!

Love all the detail and how you mimicked the leaves etc.

Great detail!

I've never seen a quilt stitched this artistically before!

Thanks for sharing!

rooee said...

Just so beautiful in every way. Congrats to you both. Inspiring! :)

Nedra said...

You two make an amazing team. Her design is fabulous, and with your quilting, it's should win ribbons in a show.

Happy Frog Quilting said...

All I can say is, "Wow!" Just gorgeous--a show stopper for sure!!!

crafterrn1 said...

Simply beautiful. How long did it take for you to quilt it
Luann

Jenny said...

Just amazing!!

Janet said...

Your quilting sets this quilt off amazingly!!! Stunning!

Denise said...

Just beautiful!!! (As always!)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Judi your quilting is incredible....absolutely makes that quilt amazing. You have a gift girl....it is clear.

Smiles,
Kelly

Blessed said...

Judi another beautiful and stunning quilt. You are such a talented lady.

Lyn said...

Great patterns and colors in the fabric, and the quilting really complements it! Fantastic job!

Betty said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love it.

Jennifer said...

The quilt is wonderful and your quilting is fantastic as usual. When you quilt, how do you start and stop? I don't see any thread tails hanging so wondered....

Monaquilts said...

I would love to be able to take a long arm quilt class from you. I have a machine, but it is not utilized, kind of afraid of it, the quilt is beautiful!

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Lovely pattern Really like the border..Thanks for sharing.

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Madame Samm said...

OMgoodness this is breathtaking you make me swoon

a little bit biased said...

Wow. I'm speachless. You are aMAZing Judi!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

This quilt is breathtaking. Not only in the piecing, but your stunning quilting. You have a true gift. Beautiful!
Deborah

Jilly said...

The borders and center flower points are marvelous. Beautiful quilt. I wonder how you used only the metallic thread, but because of the different styles of quilting and fabric colours it looks like such variety. The sliver works so well over all the colours.
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Pam said...

that is a darling quilt, and your quilting is just the icing on the cake! did you have any problems with the metallic thread? it really looks lovely on the black and white.

Diane Pickthall said...

What a beautiful work of art--by both of you!