Saturday, December 17, 2011

Productive week? I think so............

I can't believe I actually got another quilt done this week. Mind you, it's smaller - but still! Yay for a productive week!!

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So, quilt stats: This is Em's Mom's Quilt - she is an amazing needle turn applique lady! No joke - amazing! Can't even see the thread and circles? - circles!! Wow - I was so happy to work on this quilt. The pattern is from Pieceocake's "My Whimsical Quilt Garden" book. I used two layers of Hobbs 100% cotton and So Fine thread.

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The reason I thought using two layers of batting would be a great idea for this quilt is because I really wanted to make the applique "pop!" It did pop, that's for sure, but it was a lot harder to control my machine around the applique - I have to log that down for future reference.

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All the brown background fabrics were quilted in different styles. Circle loops here.

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Pebbles here.

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Shells.

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Echoing.

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This one was fun because of the background fabric. I'll talk more about that a few pictures down.

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Swirls - can I say again how amazing the applique is on this quilt? Amazing!


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I had fun with this quilt because it had so many different fabrics that I could just quilt whatever popped in my head. I didn't use any marking for this quilt - it's all free motion quilting. The borders around each block are stitched in the ditch. I had a hard time deciding if this was enough quilting for the borders in the blocks, but I am happy with the results.

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This fabric is amazing! Seriously - talk about quilting texture goodness. I can't believe how fun this was to quilt. It seriously makes the quilt 3D - I love it!

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Last, but not least - my favorite part of the quilt. It's just a fun whimsical quilt design that I think just goes with the quilt. I hope she likes it!!!!


One more thing - we still have precuts available for our Sample Spree going on right now. Fabric lines that aren't even available yet!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

41 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This is a most excellent quilt. It's so detailed and fun.

DIANA said...

omg!!! that is sooo beautiful i have to show my husband tomarrow you see i am trying to convince him i need a longarm wink wink !!what i could do with it oh i have that book too

Joan said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the quilting is amazing.

See Spot Shop said...

Wow, your quilting blows me away every time. You gave me some ideas for things to try on a practice piece his week. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

annmarie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW - that is a blue ribbon for sure!!! How smart of you to do 2 layers of batting - it made all the difference. Beautiful applique & your quilting is so precise. Awesome quilt.

heartsease54 said...

You are seriously a wonderful, stupendous, creative long-armer. This quilt is just amazing. It would have just been a really cute quilt, but your quilting has really brought it up to the next level. You ROCK!

Leeanne said...

Gorgeous! What fun and it looks like you had fun.
I would have thought you had done some trapunto, have you ever done that on any of your quilts?

Siriporn said...

Nice job on quilting I very like its.

Amy said...

Wowzer! Your quilting just makes this quilt sing. The applique is so cute. Congrats to Em on such a pretty project. I'm sure her Mom is going to be thrilled.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

This quilt is just amazing ! I love everything about it - the fabric, the pattern, the applique and the quilting!!!

Mª Clara Lloveras said...

I love it! It´s a great work!!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The quilting is just as amazing as the appliqué! I can't imagine how tricky it must have been quilting through 2 layers! Wow!

Sequana said...

No words......really. It's absolutely amazing!

I hope someone sends the finished pic to the Piece 'o Cake ladies.

Jenny said...

both Em and her mom are amazing women! amazing quilters and amazing people! this is a gorgeous collaboration you two have done!

Dorian said...

What beautiful work Judi! You really did make those flowers come off the quilt. Em's Mom did a wonderful job too!! That's awesome applique.

Pat said...

Simply GORGEOUS! I love coming to your blog and seeing what you have quilted. Inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

WOW! That's wonderful!

Joanne said...

The quilt is stunning!
Thanks-you so much for always describing (and using lots of photos) your quilting designs!!
You always give me lots of ideas and inspiration.♥

Vicki W said...

It's a beauty! You two make a great partnership.

paulette said...

STUNNING!!!!
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Karen said...

You are just amazing!! I have this pattern, and you have given me so many ideas!!! Love it!

Megan said...

A-mazing, as always! I like the variety of quilting patterns you used in the background. It definitely adds to the sampler-like feel of the quilt. Woohoo for productivity!

Jean said...

This quilt is AMAZING!! Beautiful applique and quilting. An absolute to-die-for quilt!

♥Duff said...

Em, Mom, and Sharon are all quilting wonders. Paired with you is a winning team!! Your creativity is really shining through and it's jaw-dropping, as usual!

Sarah Craig said...

I'll just say it again - I want to be you when I grow up!! Or at least, be able to quilt like you!! Gorgeous!!

Kim said...

Amazing!
so how many hours of machine quilting do you think you have logged? I guess the real question is...how long does it take to get this good?

it is all so lovely!

Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

gill said...

I've come from Em's blog to have a look at this quilt and WOW! what a fabulous quilt!

Kim with a K said...

Amazing!!!
I have this pattern and cannot believe your talent in bringing out its full potential!!!
Lovely fabric choice and applique but you've really taken it to a whole new level!

Petit Design Co. said...

this is such a fun quilt and you did an amazing job!

Em said...

What can I say, Judi, I LOVE YOU!!!!

Monica said...

Beautiful job again, Judi! It sure doesn't hurt anything to have such great quilts to quilt on! Really neat designs!
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Judy said...

Very fun quilt and beautiful quilting!

Martha said...

I love the quilt and your quilting is spectacular!!!

Dawn Hendrix said...

HAVE MERCY... this is STUNNING.. seriously you have BLOWN me away ONCE AGAIN!

Linda said...

The texture you created gave so much dimension to the quilt!!! It just pops!!! Your creativity really shines in this quilt!!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Em said I would swoon and swooning I am!!
O-M-Gosh. Both the quilt and the quilting are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

@pril said...

This is totally gorgeous! One of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen.

@pril
KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

Margarita said...

This is soooo gorgeous, I could nearly eat it off the screen. Well done with the quilt and the quilting

Myra said...

Your quilt is stunning! Love the way you made the applique really pop with your quilting, which is simply awesome!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful quilt, beautiful patchwork and your quilting is absolutly fabulous!
I wish you and yours a very merry christmas!
liebe Grüße
Bente- Germany

Material Girl said...

Wow, your quilting is amazing!! If I could ever be 1 half that good.