Tuesday, March 19, 2013

If everyday were like yesterday.....

I would get a ton of stuff done! I managed to do laundry, clean the kitchen, play with the kids and start a quilt and finish it all in one day.  This will go down as one of the most productive days in my history.  The kids were great and since the weather is so incredible here, they played outside and did not need me every two seconds! It was a great day.  Anyway - on to the quilt... 

Emily1 
This is Emily's design and quilt for a friend.  She lets me quilt the way I want and since her quilts are modern and fun, I just have fun doing free-motion quilting. I appreciate Em's style and I hope she knows how fun it is to quilt for her!

Emily2 
I used a Glide thread on the quilt, I felt it would work for all the colors in the quilt so I did not have to change the thread.  The border was my swirl feather with some added circles - I love to change designs up, makes it more fun that way.

Emily3 
Best part of the quilting was that I did not mark anything, this is all free-motion quilting. I did use a ruler for the stitch in the ditch though, I cannot live without my ruler. ;-)

Emily4 
This quilt is just so fun and happy, so glad to be a part of it.

Emily5 
This quilt is small, it only took me 4 1/2 hours.  I was able to get it finished because I stuck to my schedule.

Emily6 
See the pink fabric? Connecting curves are so fun - especially when you can make it up as you go.  I will have to show you how I do that sometime.

Emily7 
Circle and ovals can get boring, so I like to add in some detail and to give the shapes character.

Emily8 

And, the border!  Seriously, I need these smaller projects every now and again to keep me sane!  It would be hard to go from one huge quilt to the next.

Thanks everyone for your love on Thelma's quilt.  You know how to make me feel so special.  I appreciate all your kindness to me.  There have been a few questions about the quilt and I will try to address them through different posts throughout the next couple weeks, but I did want to bring up the fact that I did not mention the hours it took me to quilt Thelma's quilt for a reason.  Thelma and I have agreed to keep that between us and I hope you understand.

Have a great day! I am working on a tutorial and will post that sometime this week.   

25 comments:

beth said...

Love the quilting on this VERY fun quilt!

Leeanne said...

Lovely, very fresh & funky! Did you ditch stitch every ditch?

Jeanie said...

Love it! It's a quilting smorgasbord!

Melissa Corry said...

Fabulous!! Love how fun, fresh, and funky it is!! I need to learn to use a ruler to stitch in the ditch, then maybe my stitch would stay in the ditch :)

Heather said...

the quilting matches the fabric and design so very well. Wonderful.

Sandy D said...

Great job I love seeing your work.

Sarah@SisterGiggles said...

Can you explain how you use a ruler to stitch in the ditch? You are my quilting inspiration.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh my goodness, Judi, looking at your quilting is like perusing a FMQ primer! I need to pin all these pics so I can refer back to them when I'm looking for quilting ideas!! Awesome and amazing! Thanks SO much for sharing......

Joanie's Quilts said...

Beautiful! Every design looks like it has been perfectly executed! Wow! You did have a productive day! I love those kind of days when everything just falls in place. Like divine orchestration.

Lynette (NZ) said...

So many very cool quilting motifs here. Inspiring :-)

Mommarock said...

It is just such a joy to look at your beautiful quilting work. It would be so fun to see you do a whole cloth white quilt with like red thread. We could then just sit and oogle your amazing thread work.

Gertie Pye said...

What a fun quilt! So many fun little designs x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful quilting! I can see you had fun with this one :o)

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Amazing work as always. It looks like you really had fun with this one and all your whimsical stitches. One of my favorites I think.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Wow!!! This is just amazing. I love to see all the different designs that you do and how they work. You are soooo extremely talented!

mindingmomma said...

amazing job!

AnnMarie said...

Your quilting always amazes me! I can't wait until your book is out.

Patti said...

Yay!! I love productive days too! Your quilt is just wonderful. I always marvel at your precision. I keep working on mine. My lines tend to be a little wobbly sometimes. You inspire me.

Bj said...

Beautiful quilting to go with your beautiful day, what more could you ask for :) Happy Thursday!

Vicky said...

Another beautiful quilt. Your quilting is remarkable. I especially like that you let the quilt designs and fabrics shine. Any tips you can give on FM quilting would be so appreciated. Sometimes with small quilts, it would be just easier for us to them ourselves.

Jenny said...

Love all the different designs you did on this quilt! You always throw that twist in there with taking an ordinary quilting design and giving it a more personality!!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

Your quilting is exquisite and the amount of work you put into it is breath taking.... one day when I grow up (Ha, never) I'd love to be able to quilt like that.

Just brilliant

Beardie Mom said...

Happy anniversary -- many many more even happier -- thank you for all you share!

Shar said...

Your quilting is amazing! Great job!

raiman daivs said...

Great job I love seeing your work.
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