Monday, July 15, 2013

Spring Wheels pieced by Lindsay revealed!!!

Spring Wheels full
Okay, this is my second project that I have quilted for Lindsay.  She is such a fun client to work with and her work is incredible.  Her piecing was so precise on this quilt.  
I used Glide for the top thread and So Fine thread for the bobbin.  It was a great combo - I have used it before, and I did not have any trouble with it.  I used a combo of 100% cotton and 80/20 blend batting.  I think it worked out beautifully.  Isn't the quilt top just gorgeous!?!  The best part of quilting for others is getting to work on amazing quilts like this one. Lindsay used Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the quilt top - just gorgeous!

The quilt info in Lindsay's own words ---

"The name of the pattern is Spring Wheels by Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. Ever since I saw this pattern in their Once upon a season book I've been in love. At the time I purchased the book it was a much more advanced pattern than I was able to make. I decided a couple years ago to just jump in and figure it out. I had fallen in love with your Kaffe Dear Jane and knew exactly who and how I wanted it quilted...and it looks like my plan has come to fruition."

Thanks Lindsay!  Once Upon A Seasonis the name of the book where this pattern can be found.

Spring Wheels 1
Okay, so the quilting!  I was given the go ahead to do what I want. It did not take me too long to figure out how I was going to quilt this quilt.  The triangle secondary design was going to go throughout the whole quilt.

Spring Wheels 2
That was until I decided I need to add in more dimensions to the quilt.  The hexagon shape came next, the star was an after thought.  I never stop designing once I start quilting, my mind is constantly thinking of what I can add to the quilt I am working on. 

Spring Wheels 3
The starts and stops where crazy, but worth it!

Spring Wheels 4
The pebbling was back breaking, but again - so worth it! 

Spring Wheels 5
My favorite part of the quilting was the star shape within the hexagon - it really was so fun to quilt.

Spring Wheels 6
Love!

 Spring Wheels 7
I added little triangle shapes within the pebbling section fillers for a fun look.  This filler took a lot longer than just the pebbling.

Spring Wheels 8
Odd man out, you might say.  I had to add this star - instead of the hexagon which was planned during the row before this. I like to be consistent with my quilting, but it feels more modern if I do not have it exactly symmetrical.

Spring Wheels 9
I used my purple marker to mark my lines.  The rest is free motion quilting.

Spring Wheels 10
Pretty sure this is my favorite picture I took of this quilt.  I love it so much!

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Another shot of the triangles.  The texture is just so amazing. 

Spring Wheels 12
Love this.

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Hexie shape!

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The back!  I love this so much! 

Spring Wheels 15
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my work!  I hope you like it!

95 comments:

Linda R said...

Oh WOW!! Yet another Beautiful quilt with stunning quilting done by you. Gorgeous.... your brain must be on "full throtle" when you are quilting. Totally Awesome!!!

Kate C said...

Just amazing, the quilting on this truly makes a beautiful quilt into a work of art! Love it!

Barbara McD said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I'm speechless.

Incredible.

J-Quilts said...

Omg that is truly out of this world quilting ... Could I ask how many hours of quilting this is? You have a unique mind I look at many lomgarm quilting blogs but I am stunned with this one. You have so much patience and the control you must have of your machine too.

Barbie Mills said...

Wow. Just wow. Beautiful work, as always.

Sewing Junkie said...

Stunning! Your skills are over the moon. Chris

~Diana said...

Stunning! Your artistry is amazing!

mary e said...

wow, wow, wow!!!! it's just beautiful and the back is also a show stopper too. love looking at the quilting pics.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How many hours did this take you?

Julie said...

I think that is the most beautiful quilt I've every seen! Awesome!

bmayer said...

I always think, you couldnt possibly out-do yourself, but then you prove me wrong! Amazing doesnt seem adequate!

Wylielea said...

Breathtaking ... both top and quilting!!!

kristie said...

How beautiful!!! And I love the back too.

Gertie Pye said...

This is beyond beautiful Judi. Just take-your-breath-away incredible. Seeing the detail on the back is an extra treat. Beautifully pieced too. Just amazing!

Wylielea said...

Breathtaking ... both top and quilting!!!

Wylielea said...

Breathtaking ... both top and quilting!!!

Laura said...

Outstanding! You get better all the time. Your quilting is such an inspiration.

Cathy H said...

You are a amazing talented machine quilter, your ideas are incredible and workmanship is beautifully constructed......such a talented lady.....

lattegirl40 said...

Oh My goodness!! I almosted started to cry!! This is so amazing, beautiful, intricate, shall I go on....I could!!

cory - falling star lane said...

How long have you been doing this? It is so beautiful, it's mind boggling. I look at the work, and think you must be a magician, just to keep it straight as to what comes next!!! Have you ever messed up - and how did you deal with it? Just a few nosey questions. ;)

diane said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! I can only imagine the time that took. Can I ask what something like that costs to have done?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely incredible Judi! This is the most amazing quilting on an amazing quilt! Wow.

Leeanne said...

You & Lindsay make a wonderful team, her amazing piecing ( I remember Kaffe dear Jane too! )& of course your knock out quilting! I hope you are getting a massage for that back!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

You are sooooo amazing. I can't even begin to comprehend the hours this must have taken. I like the back just as much as the front :)

Teresa Silva said...

Wow!!!! This is amazing. I can't imagine how you thought up those shapes. Looks wonderful and I love all the small filler you did! I'm sure your back needs a break now for sure. Thank you for sharing your amazing work.

Esther F. said...

Don't know what to say, except to repeat what you said: "Love, love love"
One day I would like to be able to quilt like you! You are such an inspiration!!!
Esther
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Lisa said...

I'm not sure that there are appropriate words to describe the beauty you created with this quilt. The piecer did an AMAZING job creating the quilt top and then you did a BREATHTAKING job on the quilting. Unbelievable... This should be entered in quilt shows around the world!

Nedra said...

I'm a big Kaffe fan, so that quilt really talks to me. And your quilting just knocks it out of the Ball Park! Amazing job again, Judi.

Patty said...

Judi,

Your quilting is really stunning, amazing, and over the top! Your talents know no boundaries!

katyquilts said...

Your work is so amazing and this quilt leaves me speechless!

Kimberly said...

Unbelievably spectacular!!! Even the back is simply stunning! You never cease to amaze me!

Kathyl said...

This absolutely positutely blows my mind!!! How can you part with these client quilts? Do you get up at night just to go in and bask in the beauty? I would. My heart is pounding just looking at this gorgeous thing!! Wow......

Farm Gate Creations said...

Absolutely stunning! That is for both of you....

Melissa Corry said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!!

Cindy said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful and the quilting is amazing. You are one talented quilter! Great job!!

LynCC said...

This is so remarkable! You continue to WOW us, Judi! :D

Marjorie said...

Your secondary designs always blow me away! This is no exception. You have completely changed my approach to and attitude toward machine quilting. Thanks always for the inspiration.

Susan Lawson said...

Wow!!!! I love this pattern and it is on my bucket list after seeing it at the Chgo Quilt Show, but your quilting is OVER THE MOON!!!! fabulous! thanks for sharing and inspiring! sue

sue said...

Absolutely breath taking! You are the best! I love the back too. How you figure out the quilting patterns to use just amazes me. Congratulations on a fantastic job!

CathyK said...

Stunning!

mindingmomma said...

the quilt is beautiful and your work is just beyond words. it's more than amazing.

Ali Honey said...

Fabulous quilt! Fabulous quilting!

Thelma said...

i LOVE it! Another amazing job. How do you think up these designs, then execute them to perfection? I am in awe of your talent.

AshleySaxon said...

Wow! Amazing. I want a longarm quilting machine SOO bad but right now I have to make do with a jerky mid-arm until I can save up, LOL. I'll need hundreds or thousands of hours of practice before I could make something like that. Fantastic!

Janarama said...

Your quilting is truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! You bring a quilt top to life.

Mary W Quilts said...

OMG! I have lost my words....

Wendy said...

Goodness but you have TALENT Lady!! I didn't think anything would ever come close to your Dear Jane, but this is beautiful ... and seriously, the quilt is pieced wonderfully, but your quilting took it over the top! What an heirloom piece you two have created :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Linda Ames said...

Stunning work! Such detail and delight! Well done!

Heather said...

spectacular!

Think Outside the Box said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting.

Cynthia said...

You are an artist, that's for sure! I just love what you did with this quilt! It is amazingly beautiful!

leanne said...

there are no words !

Hildy said...

Wow,it'ssuch a beautiful quilt!And the back is stunning don't know if I love this or the front more:-)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I have to say you are absolutely AMAZING! How you can look at the quilt-top and envision the patterns that you can use to fill the space and enhance the patchwork is such an incredible talent! I am blown away by the work you have done on this quilt - it is a stunning pattern to start with and your quilting...I am lost for words...I bet Lindsay is thrilled. You are such an inspiration!

ROBERT YOUNG said...

absolutely unreal you are the greatest ! beautiful I recently finished a quilt with a lot of pebbeling on my home machine I cant imagine standing all that time hunched over this but it is beautiful

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Oh Judi, I can't put into words how much I love this quilt and especially your quilting! I knew by the sneak peeks on Instagram that I was going to love it. It truly is a masterpiece quilt, your attention to detail is like no other. I'm going to have to contact you about quilting something for me! I want to own one of your pieces of art!!
Amanda

jojo said...

AMAZING! You have a very special gift.

Tracey Holzer said...

UNBELIEVABLE! Wow. Two very talented girls.

giddy99 said...

That's a Best of Show, IMHO. Amazing and glorious.

susan said...

Phenomenal!!! as the other ladies have said breathtaking!

Jan said...

Unbelievably awesome! I can't quit staring! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!

Rhonda Braham said...

That is just phenomenal. I hope someday I can take one of your classes. Your quilting is such an inspiration.

Montserrat said...

Impresionante. Tanto por delante como por detrás impresiona por lo bonito y lo bien hecho q
Ue esta. Felicilidades. Un saludo desde España.
montse.

Montserrat said...

Impresionante. Tanto por delante como por detrás impresiona por lo bonito y lo bien hecho q
Ue esta. Felicilidades. Un saludo desde España.
montse.

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

I don't find ¨Words to Express, what I think. This quilt and the quilting is fantastic :-).

Michelle Jensen said...

just WOW :)!

Cindy said...

Absolutely the most fabulous quilting design. It makes the whole quilt sing.

Robin T said...

Together you and Lindsay created an over the top gorgeous quilt. I am always amazed by your quilting !!!

Robin T said...

Together you and Lindsay created an over the top gorgeous quilt. I am always amazed by your quilting !!!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt, well done Lindsay! And some if the best quilting I've ever seen! Grand job ladies :-)

patti said...

Lindsay is such a smart woman! She gave her gorgeous quilt to you to quilt. And you did a spectacular job! I keep reaching out to my screen to try and touch some of the amazing texture! I'm dumbfounded.

•stephanie• said...

absolutely mind boggling.
and spectacular.
such talent!!!

Lorette Cole said...

Absolutely stunning!! Your work is marvelously refreshing to look at! Thank you for sharing!

Rita said...

Wowwy, wow, wow! Stunning! It took me 20 min to drool over these pics! I'm saving this in my archived files to drool over some more. Such talent! Hope you both enter this quilt in some shows.

Alycia said...

Fabulous!!! Your brain must hurt after all that quilting.... it is beautiful!

Jane said...

Stunning!!! Love it. :)

Sonia Petitpoint said...

Really stunning ! A work of art.

Rose E. Glasses said...

Your eye for designing open space is unsurpassed and your courage to put the time into your work is amazing. Wow, what a great job well done!

cocoquilts said...

Judi!!
Your quilting is amazing!!! I love how your quilting design enhances the quilt! Absolutely stunning!

Rebecca Grace said...

This is spectacular! How can you even bear to send the finished quilts back to your customers? It must feel like giving your baby away every time. So much of you goes into each quilt, and each one you finish is even more beautiful than the last.

Beardie Mom said...

Rockstar!!! Or should I say "pebble" star!!! You are you are!!!

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Sally said...

perfect quilting to enhance the design!

joyceinsc said...

Awesome!

Bonnie said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

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sillyewe said...


What a beauty! The quilting adds so much to this already stunning piece!

Shugmann1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kira said...

I am stunned.

Debi R said...

Mere words escape me. Simply & truly amazing, Judi!

Queenie Believe said...

Where are my socks! Oh yeah, they're blown away! :o) Outstanding quilting!!! Your work never ceases to please and amaze.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

josephine dakers-brathwaite said...

oh what a beautiful quilt. i am so glad i found your blog as your work is beautiful. are you selling this pattern?

Katookie said...

Ugh...Wow! So amazing. I get lost in it everytime I look at it. Stunning!!!

Beema said...

So excited to finally get to see this all instead of bits and pieces! It is incredible to say the least! You are a totally amazing, patient quilter! I see this as a magazine front cover soon, I'm sure and also an award winner for sure!

LynnEl in Illinois -
Hoping to see your new book in my mailbox soon!!

Barb said...

Oh my stinking gosh, that is out of the world amazing!