Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pam's Science Fair quilt finished!!

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Alright!  This quilt was so fun to quilt!  I loved every minute of this quilting job. Pam did a beautiful job piecing this quilt top - it was so straight, and the points were perfect! The pattern is Science Fair by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts - a very clever pattern and one that I would like to make for myself someday. The fabric used is called Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt - so darling! I used two layers of batting, one layer is 100% cotton and one is 80/20 blend.  I like this combo of batting, makes for great dimension.
 
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So, originally I was going to quilt with a gold thread in the colored fabric areas, but I decided against that because of how much white is in the fabric.  I ended up using the same Glide thread  (Pearl 20005) for the whole quilt top, for the bobbin I used #401 So Fine.  This thread combo works great for me, I had no problems with tension at all.

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The pattern speaks for itself and the hexagon shape is so great, and so "in" right now.  I wanted to showcase the shape without taking away from it in any way.  So, you will notice that the majority of the blocks have been outlined.

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I quilted a free-motion circle swirl in the hexagons that were just a solid fabric, seen here in the orange fabric.

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The white was a different story.  I wanted to run with the wavy shape the hexagons make.  Once the quilt was on the racks, I drew out this idea on my first attempt (it usually takes a couple attempts) so I know this design was meant to be.

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Just for fun, I wanted to add a hexagon flower in the mix. I quilted this section differently than the rest of the quilt.  I think it gives character and I absolutely love the effect of the star in the middle.  So fun!

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I did mark the straight lines, then I used my straight edge ruler to quilt them up.  The rest of the quilting is free motion quilting.

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I love this picture and how it shows off the dimension of the quilting. Alternating the squiggle lines and the circles gives the design a great look.  I think I am ready to quilt this again - it seriously was that much fun!

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 The back is just as fun as the front.

Thanks for letting me share!  Okay, so a couple of things - my blog name has changed to www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com, make sure to update that.  I have a new "Events" category at the top of my blog and will be adding my class info as I get them - so watch for that.  My book release is getting closer - I am not sure of the exact date, but we are almost a month away - I can't wait!  And, we are playing with the look of our website - so don't be scared if it doesn't look the same.  

One more thing, I still do not have a camera. I apologize again for the phone camera pictures. One day, I will get this camera- I just have to convince the hubby I need it bad!

56 comments:

~Diana said...

LOVE IT! Love what you do in the white space...always inspiring!

Em said...

Drinking coffee and in love. I know what my next try is....this pattern and a dream of u quilting it...napkin size of course :). U inspire me friend and I cannot wait for your book and to hug you once again!

Unknown said...

Beautiful as usual Judi.

Kathy said...

Beautiful quilting as always Judi!
Oh definitely get the Rebel T4i, that's the camera I have and I just LOVE IT! Took a few month to stop using the automatic feature and I now just use the manual AV or TV setting depending on the light.

Lynne Tilley said...

Absolutely delicious and gorgeous!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

You are absolutely amazing. I love the wavy lines across the white hexies. Your creativity is so inspiring. thanks

Bonnie said...

Judi, I love the design you came up with for this quilt. Your quilting is always amazing.

Note for Clint: Clint, Judi really needs a new camera bad. Her masterpieces are too wonderful to not capture in photos at their best! The camera really isn't for her, it's for her 3399 followers :)

Bill Volckening said...

Well done! Stunning!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This is seriously AMAZING Judi!! You never cease to take my breath away when I look at your quilting. Bravo.
Amanda

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait until your book comes out. I already have it on pre-order. Do you have a stitch regulator on your machine?

Laura said...

Your quilting is so inspiring!

Kristy said...

WOW! I love how you constantly come up with different ways to amaze and inspire. Do you do all the straight line quilting first and then go back to do the swirls? So great to look at your beautiful quilting. Thanks for sharing. K-

Molly Risewick-Zeno said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing!!!

Molly Risewick-Zeno said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing!!!

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! I just love your quilt reveals!! I could stare at those pictures forever just soaking up your amazing quilting goodness!

Pam Quiltaholic Biswas said...

This quilting is exponentially incrediblly awesome!! I have found my new hero! Quilting like this is my dream!

Gertie Pye said...

I love absolutely everything about this quilt!

Trinity said...

Please share how you do your perfect circles? You are wonderful to see your creations.

Vicki in MN said...

You are just so clever in your quilting!

Linda R said...

I am so in "AWE" of your work. Amazing! I have never seen anything like it. You should be so PROUD of yourself!

qwilltr said...

Your quilting is absolutely amazing! I have to practice more. I want mine to be that good someday!

Jenny said...

Wow..wow..wow..wow..wow..!!!! Always and inspiration to us all, thank you so much!!

Queenie Believe said...

Wow!! Outstanding work! This is a perfect example of quilting taking a quilt from great to exceptional! I can't wait for your book release.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Dena said...

I love how you quilted the individual blocks. Great job!

Thelma said...

Another amazing job Judi. I've decided instead of next time sending you a pieced top, I'll just send a big piece of white fabric and tell ya to go at it. What you do with open space is incredible.

Beema said...

So unbelievable!! You must be a math wizard! To come up with angles and designs like these? Wow! You are so amazing! I totally LOVE it and can't wait for your book. Please send them out at soon as they hit your doorstep! I'm dying here!

LynnEl in Illinois
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Caroline said...

Lovely! I am in awe, your quilting is gorgeous.

Rosa said...

Another fabulous job.I love everything about this quilt.Thanks for the pics!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You ALWAYS do such a lovely job...love, love, love it!

Kelly

Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful. Every quilt that you quilt tops the one before. I love this quilt and think I need to make one for myself. Phenomenal.

AnneO said...

Breathtaking quilting! Your intricate designs remind me of Irish sweaters... Something about the patterns.

VickiLorraine@lefthandednotions said...

Oh my....WOW that is just amazing. Love

thecreamsiclecat said...

I am always just a little bit stunned by the creativity in your work! In awe would probably be more like it! Pam is gonna LOVE IT!

Anita said...

Just beautiful!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosidad!!!! cuantísimo trabajo, besos

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your quilting is stunning, impeccable!

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Impresionante acolchado, excelente trabajo.
Enhorabuena

Maria

carla said...

Hi!!!! Wow!!! This is beautiful and amazing!!!! I love it!!!

knitandpatch said...

Oh wow! This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Your quilting is brilliant. My english is not fine enough to express how stunning your work is, faboulos!
Saskia

Teresa Silva said...

Wow, Judi! You've really out done yourself on this one. Amazing talent you have! Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Absolutely beautiful quilting!!

mysweetprairie @gmail.com said...

you blow my mind you do.

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wow

~Monika K.

Rebecca Grace said...

I really love your customer's fabric choices and I admire her piecing precision, but man, your quilting ROCKS! I would love to go to a Quilted By the Green Fairy exhibit to see all of your work in person and be able to walk from one to the next, seeing how your quilting is tailored to showcase each of the very different quilts entrusted to you. It really is an amazing collaboration, when someone pieces a beautiful top and then you transform it with your beautiful designs. I don't think I could ever make a quilt top that was worthy of your quilting, Judi!

gwen said...

Spectacular, Judi. I so appreciate your creative talent and hard work.

Susan Arnold said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful work!

Lynette (NZ) said...

your work is A-MAZ-ING. Love the shot from the back so we can see the design so clearly

Debi R said...

Seriously beautiful!

ELENAVA наслаждаюсь печворком, квилтингом said...

Очень нравится. Люблю всё, что вы создаёте

New Salem Homestead said...

Drooling over this quilt!

Kate C said...

I feel like with every quilt you show us, I say the same things...amazing, you have outdone yourself, and LOVE the way you use the negative space so creatively. Beautiful job!

Jenny said...

This is one of the most gorgeous quilting techniques I've ever seen.

Gorgeous quilt and incredible finishing.

Wow.

Carla said...

This is amazing. Are you taking any new work? Do you have a price list?

Thanks!

Michele said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.

Susan Lawson said...

Very, very pretty! Your center flower adds such a wow factor! I love your quilting.
sue

Kris said...

Fabulous quilt and incredible quilting!!

Alicia said...

I just ooh & ahh at your quilting. AWEsome! I can just imagine all that texture! Oh, if I were only so gifted!