Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bonnie's Quilt all finished!!

First off, quilt stats. I took 29.5 hours to quilt this, I used 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 batting (for detail to pop) and I used a gold Magnifico thread and a cream Glide thread. I have to say that I love both of the threads I used, this was the first time I tried out Magnifico and I was thoroughly happy with this thread.

Bonnie pieced this special quilt and she did a beautiful job, I love how straight the quilt was.  It is so much easier to work with a straight quilt.  The colors are perfect for this beautiful fall season.  Here is what the pattern is called and a little more info on the quilt in Bonnie's own words:

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"The quilt is from the book Log Cabin Quartet, by Trudie Hughes. The pattern is called Shadow of the Bear. This quilt was challenging because of the small triangles. The pieced border re-uses the smaller paw that is in the bear paw blocks. The half-square triangles finishes at 1 inch. The log cabin blocks are off center and they create curves and movement in the quilt."

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This first thing that came to mind as I was deciding how to quilt this particular quilt was the straight lines in the cream fabrics.  I felt like these lines would help to focus the center of the quilt.  I love how they turned out.

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 I couldn't decide which pictures to leave out, so I will just put them all in here.  I love, love how this came together.
  
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I decided on fun oval shapes in the corners instead of the continuous lines I used for the rest of the quilt. I had a lot of fun quilting this "first time" stitch for me.

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To soften the quilt I used my free motion swirl feathers in the darker log cabin fabric strips. I loved using the gold thread on these colors, I think gold is my favorite go to color for a lot of quilts.

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For those of you that are new to my blog, I free motion quilt on my A-1 long arm quilting machine.

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I love this picture! Half inch quilted sections always take a long time, but the finished result is always worth it!
 
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These straight lines ended up being about 3/4 inch apart, it worked great using the seams in the blocks as guides for my lines. I marked the lines before I quilted and used my straight edge ruler to get the straight lines just right.

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The free motion feather swirls were continued in the borders.

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A super simple stitch for the inside of the bear paws.

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The square effect with the straight lines, I love it!

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The free motion feather motif in the triangles are so fun! The original plan was to continue the straight lines through these triangles, but I decided to go with the feather motif to balance the quilting designs.
  
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I really hope this post isn't picture overload, but it has been while since I have shared a quilting project and I just cannot get enough of this quilt.
 
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And the back...

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Thank you Bonnie for using a plain and simple quilt backing, makes it so much more fun to see the quilting.

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Love ;-)

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Love the corners of the quilt more....

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The goal has always been and will always be that the back of the quilt looks as good as the front. I sure hope I have accomplished that with this quilt.

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Thanks for sticking it out through the end of these pictures. It feels so great to get this quilt finished! On to the next one!

111 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful quilt top and beautiful quilting, I love the gold thread.

Laura said...

Amazing! You are so talented! I am in awe!

DianeY said...

You do such an exquisite job! I am always in awe!

Vickie Mazurek said...

You are AWESOME !

Maureen said...

Absolutely breathtaking! You've both done extraordinary work!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Amazing....as usual! :)

Sarah Craig said...

Looking at your quilting, I always feel like I'm in school studying a master - actually, I guess I am! But I learn so much from your pictures so I love the picture-heavy posts - you can't ever have too many pics for me!! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!!

Emma said...

It's fabulous - of course! I love that you share so many photos, and am glad I'm not the only one who can't leave some out!

Simply Fresh Country said...

Absolutely STUNNING! (The both of you!)

Heather said...

Absolutely incredible! You did a beautiful job with the quilting and Bonnie's piecing is fantastic!

regan said...

Another stunner! Beautiful job!

Nedra said...

Oh my goodness Judi. That is just amazing. You hit another homerun with this one.

normajean53 said...

Perfect!

Kate said...

Fantastic design work and gorgeous execution! Wow.

Jillsknit said...

Beautiful quilt both piecing and quilting. I am in total awe.

Donna Hollingsworth said...

That has to be the most gorgeous quilt I have ever laid eyes on. You have a lot of talent!!!!

Lynne Tilley said...

I believe this is the most breathtakingly beautiful quilt I have ever seen! Not only the design and piecing of the quilt top, but the amazingly gorgeous quilting that you did in this. Honestly, I'm headed to bed right now and I know I will lay there a long time thinking about this quilt. Fantastic job. I could have looked at twice as many photos and not had enough.

jeri said...

Oh my Judy this is absolutely stunning!

KJ said...

I can't say anything that someone hasn't already said. Such an amazing quilter, such a blessing to see what you create. Thank you so much for sharing, and NO there are not to many photos.

Jenny said...

I love how you quilted this one Judi!

Red said...

Absolutely stunning! I love using muslin for backings on my quilts so that I can flip it over and see the design. But I haven't gotten as detailed as you...and yet still enjoy it! You do amazing work. Keep it up! ANd thank you for sharing all the photos...loved it!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Another amazing quilt. You just keep getting better and better. Thanks for all the pictures, they are always an inspiration.

ELENAVA наслаждаюсь печворком, квилтингом said...

Очень люблю

Janet O. said...

WOW!

CathyK said...

I am speechless. This is stunning! You do magical work.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

You could never put up too many pictures for me!!

Cheers

Linda

Marls said...

Fantastic. Thank you for sharing so many photos-such inspiration and there would never be too many.
True eye candy.

pcflamingo said...

So beautiful! I kept scrolling back up and down to look at the pictures over and over!

tirane93 said...

scrumptious quilting!

Leeanne said...

I t was not hard to stick around for all the photo's......LOVE it......you made a lovely quilt stunning!
I'm off to check out these threads!

sweetsueemily said...

The beauty of this quilt takes my breath away. What talent!

TuSi Complements said...

Amazing!!!!

Suzan said...

Yowza! Another gorgeous finish. You are an inspiration!!

Mona said...

OMG, Stunning work!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous, every square inch; front AND back!

PeggySuesMom said...

Holy Cow! This quilt is freakin' amazing!!! You both took my breath away. Great job....

Kate C said...

Another truly amazing quilt..your combination of different stitchingpatterns really enhances the design of the quilt. Just beautiful- and no, there are never "too many" photos!

sarah in brooklyn said...

I'm astonished by what you can do.

Gene Black said...

Wow...the front is lovely but the real artistry of your quilting shines on the back!

riley said...

Nice quilt, but you pat yourself on the back too much (love this, love that, can't get enough of it, etc.).

Riley

Sandy D said...

Fantastic quilting on a Amazing quilt.The colors Bonnie used are so rich. Great job Ladies

Dawn Hendrix said...

all I can say is WOW.... I will just go back to looking at the pictures now... simply AMAZING!

carolann said...

I cannot find words! This quilt belongs in a museum!

Michele said...

I agree with what everyone else has said. This quilt is simply stunning, both the piecing and the quilting. I am in awe.

Mariana Nortje said...

Stunning quilt, absolutely stunning machine quilting.Almost persuade me to do machine work...mmm...no, still not quite persuaded, but the closest I have ever come:D:D:D

Sybil said...

You quilting is incredible.

Miss Marker's Quilts said...

Beautiful! I LOVE looking at the pictures!!! Thanks for posting so we can enjoy!

ROBERT YOUNG said...

b e a u t i f u l does not say enough i cant get enough of the feather swirl hopefully someday i can master it on my janome
diana
some reason google has decided to post everything as my husband anyone know how to change it back

Bobbie said...

F A N T A S T I C ! ! !

Karen said...

Judi - your swirl feather design is fabulous. I'm wondering how this would look using 1 batting instead of two? Does two make it stiff and heavy??

Melanie said...

It's stunning!

mascanlon said...

Amazing quilt all around. Wonderful piecing and the quilting is fabulous!

Janine said...

WOW! This is beautiful. Still hoping that someday I piece a quilt top that's worthy of having you work on it!

Janis said...

So pretty....Well, thats an understatement! However, your quilts are works of art. Too pretty to use as quilts!

Libby said...

Not to many pictures at all ~ I only went through them three times ~ What a lovely quilt and awesome quilting ~ Just beautiful!

Laura said...

Judi - It is just GORGEOUS!!! Never too many pictures. Laura

Jenny Werth said...

Stunning!! Im a new follower from Diary of a Quilter!! Loving the store too!

Kelsey said...

You are insanely talented! Amazing quilt!

littlequeeen said...

Stunningly beautiful Judi, I am in awe of your work!!

Debra said...

As always, your work is breathtaking!

mindingmomma said...

stunning

Gramma Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing all of the pics! So amazing! You are our inspiration

Gwen said...

The quilting is exquisite! It is the perfect complement to the gorgeous front. You could never have too many pictures of something so beautiful. This is truly a reversible quilt - patchwork front and whole cloth back!

Jacqueline said...

OMG the quilt is beautiful but definitly enhanced by your unbelievable quilting.

Margaret said...

This is beautiful!!!!!!

Holli said...

The quilt is beautiful. The quilting is breathtaking. Thank you for posting all the pictures - so much beauty to take in!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Oh my that is just gorgeous - what a clever lady you are! Thanks for sharing your work - very inspiring!

cherylj said...

What beautiful quilting! It is so amazing.

SimplyQuilted said...

I love that you post so many photos. I love your quilting style and learn so much from the photos. I'm wondering if you rotate the quilt 90* to do the side borders or not. Thanks for taking time to post. Angie =)

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing so many photos - it just showcases your incredible talent even better!

~Diana said...

Gorgeous! Your work truly inspires me!

Montseta said...

OMG I'm speechless (and that never happens to me). Incredible!

Bonnie said...

Judi Judi Judi you take me breath away. You have made my pretty quilt outstanding. Thank You is not enough. I knew the quilt needed extra special quilting and you DID IT. I don't have words to say what this quilt and your quilting means to me.

Thank you Thank You
Bonnie Tucker

Suzanne said...

Wow!!! Your quilting is stunning beyond words!! Beautiful work on a beautifully pieced quilt!!

Rebecca Grace said...

What a spectacular collaboration between two very talented quilters! I especially love the flame-like quilting in the bear paws. And the scroll/feather combos. And the triangle feathers. I just keep scrolling up and down through the pictures; can't get enough. This is gorgeous!

Derrith said...

Judy, your quilting is astounding! The work and detail you do is in a class all its own. I love visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Carol said...

OMG!!! That is the most gorgeous quilting I've ever seen!!!

Marsha said...

Very nice!! Your quilting is gorgeous and I love your online shop too!
Marsha

Marsha said...

Very nice!! Your quilting is gorgeous and I love your online shop too!
Marsha

Susanna Rooster said...

Wow! Love the quilting on this. It really enhances the piecework.

Guilitta said...

Question:

Where is a button to follow your blog by email?? I like to do so, I like your blog, but i didnß t find this button.

Greeting Guilitta from Germany

Tryon said...

So beautiful! The quilt and the quilting!!

Margarita said...

Gorgeous.....what more can I say.

diane said...

Stunning!

Larissa said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! I am in love with the gold thread choice!!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Any time I want to show someone what long arm quilting is all about, I refer to your blog. Absolutely beautiful!

Susan Pfund said...

You never, ever disappoint. Thanks for sharing.

estetik said...

Thanks a lot for announcement such an Advisory blog. estetik

Think Outside the Box said...

Judi, it's obvious that you put so much love into your quilts, and that together with your skills makes for gorgeous quilts.

Peggy said...

I haven't posted before, but I agree with all the superlatives above. Judi, there is no such thing as picture overload IMO. I stop by your blog when I need guidance, ideas and inspiration and I'm so happy I can always find plenty of it here. You always open my eyes!

Pen Pen said...

Unbelievable....beautiful! (ps...Riley must be a jerk)

Marsha said...

As always, your quilting wow's me! Beautiful work on this quilt. Forget the naysayers. They are just insecure and don't what others to enjoy what they can't have. You have been blessed by God with this talent, and I am blessed by being able to look upon your skill. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us in blog land.

Patti said...

That is spectacular! Wow!

jojo said...

I agree with everyone except Riley. I peruse blogs for inspiration and LOVE that talented people take the time to share. We are blessed and thank you;)

Alycia said...

AH AMAZING!! I love it!! Never ever too many pictures - they are all so wonderful!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the whole quilt!!

Longarm Chris said...

Amazing and inspirational quilting. Thanks for sharing and you have every right to be proud of a job well done.

Chris

Stephanie said...

I'd just like to say that Riley doesn't have to visit your blog at all. Obviously she/he is a very unhappy sort with nothing better to do than try and deflate balloons. May hers/his pop in her/his face.

Now...all of the words have been taken to describe your glorious work so let me just say it's

Supercalifragilistic!!!

Kelly said...

Judi, this is some of the most beautiful quilting I've ever seen. You have such an eye for how to bring out the best in the pieced design - it's amazing!!! Truly inspirational!

Candace said...

Where's the oxygen! I am so utterly blown away by your incredible work, Judi! You have vision way beyond the quilt palette itself! I don't think you could ever get enough pats on the back for this one! Congratulations on an incredible job!
Cheers!

Sharon said...

Judi, this is incredible! Love the 3 dimensional look. I wish I could that!

Canadian Quilter said...

This quilt and the quilting just screams "perfection". Love every square inch of it. Thank you for posting it and all the wonderful pictures.

Canadian Quilter said...

This quilt and the quilting just screams "perfection". Love every square inch of it. Thank you for posting it and all the wonderful pictures.

Tami C said...

This is a gorgeous quilt both the piecing and the quilting (both front and back). I know that I would never be able to quilt like that. Amazing!!!

wolfiestitchin said...

When looking at the pictures one big fat HOW??? sails up in my head and all I can say is WOW!!!! If I could find anyone here in Sweden with your talent, I wouldn't hesitate one bit to let them quilt my stuff ;-)

Carrie P. said...

WOWEE!!!!

Mary said...

Your quilting rocks!!! Thanks for sharing. I always get lots of super ideas to try out from you.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Stinning! It looks so great!

Sandy said...

Hmm...I have been using the Magnifico in my embroidery machine. Didn't even think to use it in my Kiwi (longarm) and I picked up the Glide thread in Kansas in May...haven't used that yet.
What bobbin thread did you use in the quilt Judi. It is fabulous!!! I just am amazed by your quilting everytime I see it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That's all award winning quilting... Just spectacular!

kidsrn said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen, the colors,patterns and quilting together make this a stunning work of art!

luv2stamp2001 said...

I stumbled on this site and this is the first one of your quilts I have seen. I can't get my jaw shut. It is the most beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted I have ever seen.