Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another finish for Beth!

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I am always thrilled to quilt for Beth, she is a long time customer of mine and I always love her quilts. She is the applique queen and the colors of her quilts are always so fun. I asked her to tell me about this particular quilt and here is what she said:

 This has been one of my favorite quilts.  It was a BOM called “Let’s Twist Again” by Sue Ross thru Material Obsession.  It was a great learning quilt.  It had everything from paper piecing to templates to appliqué. I hand pieced most of the blocks but of course added the machine when I could.  Material Obsession website offers several BOMs about once a year, usually starting in the late summer.   I am just infatuated with the Australian and English quilters.  The Australian quilters use color like I have never seen and the English for their incorporation of old techniques with new colors-the hexagons.
  
Okay, so I only used one layer of batting this time - Quilter's Dream I think, and I love that stuff!  I need to get some of my own.  I used Magnifico thread for the top and So Fine for the bottom.  I chose to use gold thread because I think it pulled in all the colors of the quilt together.  This quilt took me 23 hours to quilt and I quilted most of it last week.

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I chose to do a "simpler quilting" design on this quilt because of the fabrics. I didn't want to take away from the quilt, just wanted to add to it.  It's funny that my simpler quilting designs still take so long, I have to constantly tell myself that it's okay to not add more detail.

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A lot of stitch in the ditch, straight lines and a bit of marking went into the quilt.

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Connecting curves always compliment the design in a quilt.
 
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What I loved about the border was that I didn't have to mark it! Such a great border fabric and a simple crisscross pattern sets it off nicely.

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Free motion feather swirl ;-)

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Each one of these blocks are so unique and fun, what a great pattern this is.

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Favorite block ;-)

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Have I ever told you I love quilting?

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The texture on this quilt just makes me want to sing! Sorry, getting a little cheesy here....

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Love!

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Wait, I think this was my favorite block!

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Yeah, my favorite!

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 And, it looks cool on the back too! 

So, three quilts done in as many weeks of this month. I am happy with the progress I have made with my quilting and I hope to be able to continue the schedule like the past few weeks.  Next quilt is going on the frames tonight!  Wish me and my back some luck - I think I need to start lifting weights ;-) 

56 comments:

Colleen said...

Amazing !

Linda said...

Nothing simple about that quilting, Judi!!! It's fabulous!!!! :-)

ELENAVA наслаждаюсь печворком, квилтингом said...

Потрясающе!!!

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

I too love what the Australians do with color and patterns - you just do not see the same stuff here. Fantastic quilt - I love quilters dream batting - it is the one I use for almost all of my quilts.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is amazing ....as always!

DianeY said...

Your quilting always blows me awy! Spectacular, but I'm not sure about simple!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can tell you love what you do Judi! Perfectly beautiful.

Karen M. Walker said...

awesome Judy!!

Jenny said...

Okay...really!! I need like an hour to just stare at this quilt, it's fantastic!! Oh...and I love the new look of your blog too!

Mary said...

OMG! Your quilting is spectacular, awesome, gorgeous!!! Did I say exquisite? It was a joy to behold, and I wish I could quilt like this! Your inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

Barbie Mills said...

Oh, Judi, you are amazing. Your work is so beautiful.

Leanne said...

Absolutely Fabulous Judi !! Your quilting is so beautiful... L xo

weedabble said...

Judi, just wondering if you could post a drawing of your background quilting pattern, maybe with arrows showing the path you take. it is so lovely, and I would like to learn how to do it.Thanks!

felice said...

Stunning! You are so talented and that is one beautiful quilt!

Leeanne said...

Judy, this is magnificent! Less is more on this one. Great the new schedule is working well.

Miriam said...

Really beautiful work Judi! :)

Gertie Pye said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning. I don't know how you do it! Each of your quilts is a true work of art. You should exhibit them at the Met!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Beautiful beautiful hard work!! You really took this design to a new place with your thread work! You must feel so proud of your work as you finish each quilt and take it off of the machine....I can't wait to see what's next! Don't forget to STRETCH!! xoxo E

Mary W Quilts said...

Once again STUNNING!

AnnieK said...

That is one, gorgeous quilt, your quilting made it a work of art! Some day, if I ever get more than two nickels to rub together (ha ha!), I would love to get one of my quilts done by you. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? ;-)

KristyLou said...

I LOVE how that gold thread jumps out of the magenta/ purple areas. Wow!

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

Beautiful! Your quilting is amazing, Judi. Someday I hope to make a quilt that you will quilt. Nice dream to keep me working on my skills!

Laura Davies said...

Love the quilting! Think the gold thread works perfectly. Also like the feather swirls. These aren't a little different from the last ones I saw you do. They kind of look like shells. Really like them!

Auntie Pami said...

The Magnifico works quite nicely. I've been wanting to try it. May have to get the gold. Lifting weights helps with your back? How about your choice of shoes? I need new ones and am thinking of Alegria's. Hugs!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the gold thread. The quilting compliments the quilt perfectly!

Melissa Corry said...

It is stunning!!! Wow, I just continue to be blown away by your mad skills!!

Lis said...

The quilt in itself is absolutely beautiful, your quilting skills are breathtaking. I would love to see a picture of this quilt hanging so you could really take it all in at one time. Wow!

SimplyQuilted said...

Your photos always inspire me to try new things. Thank you for posting them. You did an awesome job!!
Angie =)

Barbara M. said...

As usual, F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S! Kisses from Rome. Barbara

marcella said...

So beautiful! I love seeing these quilts you're doing again. Just love the way to see these designs in the piecing. So inspirational :-)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

JAW DROPPING! Wow... this is so incredible. What talent you have!

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!

Rebecca Grace said...

Beth is very talented, and so are you. This quilt is spectacular, and I love the little criss-cross thing you did on the stripes. Less imaginative folks (like me) would have just quilted along the stripe lines...

So, 23 hours, hunh? How big is this quilt? Do you have pricing guidelines anywhere on your site that would give me an idea of what this kind of quilting would cost? Some day I will make a big King quilt top and send it to you... I need to know how much to save up for the quilting! :-)

Rebecca Stevens said...

This quilt is unbelievable!! Your work is - I can't think of words to describe!!! Glad you think it was simple ;-)

Laura said...

Beautiful Quilt & Fabulous Quilting Great Job! So glad your schedule is working for you.

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Amazing quilting! And what a quilt top to work with! I'm always blown away by your skills. Can't wait to see the next!

Jenny said...

Stunning as usual.

bambi said...

What a gorgeous quilt and amazing quilting (as you always do)! I have a technical question for you. I am finishing up piecing a Judy Niemeyer quilt with a large Lone Star. I plan on doing the Continuous or Connecting Curves in the star part. Do you SID each piece in the star in addition to the curves (fourth picture in this post)? This is a "Bucket List" quilt for me and I have been really working on my FMQ--I really want to get this one right. I will quilt this on a sit-down 16" quilter. Thanks!

Patti said...

This is a stunning quilt. I'm a lover of Australian quilts too. And as always your quilting brings it to life. I'm always looking closely to see your designs and marvel at your consistency. You inspire me to see the possibilities in quilting a quilt. Thank you.

Miss Jean said...

Oh, good grief! I'm happy if my corners match! What a true heirloom. Between the piecing and the quilting - magnificent!

Sarah Watson said...

What amazing pictures! I mean, quilt and quilting of course too!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh, gosh, I am speechless. Wow.

koubkovi said...

Beutiful quilting! What does it cost to have you quilt? And how much would the shipping be to Germany? Are your prices by the square meters (or yards)? As much as I love to quilt myself, sometimes it would be nicer to have something so professionally quilted :-)

Kate C said...

Just saw this after traveling all week- WOW! I love the job you did on this beautiful quilt. As always full of ideas and inspiration!

Pam said...

Well, you have done it again, another lovely quilting job. I wonder about your back hurting, though... can you adjust the height of your machine? I do work out, and that helps my machine quilting immensely. My favorite is the kick boxing class at my local YMCA. it is not as extreme as it sounds, but has really helped my upper body strength... I know it's hard to think about adding anything to your schedule, but you need to take care of yourself, so you can keep us all inspired!

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

I just recently came across your blog through Pinterest. I must say you are a phenom with the long arm quilter. Wow! I am amazed. The quilt top was spectacular to begin with but you really added to it. Incredible!! Thanks for sharing all of your work. I love looking at it.

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

I just recently came across your blog through Pinterest. I must say you are a phenom with the long arm quilter. Wow! I am amazed. The quilt top was spectacular to begin with but you really added to it. Incredible!! Thanks for sharing all of your work. I love looking at it.

Grace Elizabeth's said...

I'm so glad no one can see me drooling. This is so beautiful!!!

Jeri said...

I hope you don't get tired of hearing how amazing your quilting is. Another beautiful job.

FancyNancyQuilts said...

Judi love it
I am working on the same quilt one block to go, I loved it when I signed up but you have created a masterpiece.

BetsyE said...

Your quilting is so complimentary to the quilts... absolutely love it! Glad you're working in a little piecing of your own. Keep up the work, and thanks for sharing it with us!

Elise Lea said...

Your quilting truly adds dimension to the quilt. It is so beautiful and inspiring to look at. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

You do beautiful work.... I have a twist again that will not stand out the way this one does.... and it is the quilting that will be different. You Rock !

denise said...

You tow make a great team

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Wow, you are amazing. The quilting is gorgeous... WOW! I am just amazed.

Carmela Rademacher said...

Your quilting is amazing. I am new at longarm quilting so your work gives me something to aspire to. You are truly a talent.