Monday, August 5, 2013

Quilted Memories finished!!

QM1 
This quilt is a special quilt for my sister's in-laws - they just don't know it yet - it is a surprise for their wedding anniversary coming up this month.  This quilt was a combined effort between me and my mom.  The pattern is "Quilted Memories" designed by me.  However, we decided to make the pictures a little bit larger in this quilt to really show off the family photos.  Don't you think my mom did a beautiful job?  She pieced the top and it looks amazing.  Her ability to place colors and fabrics together and make them work together has always amazed me.  Way to go mom!

QM2
This was a more simple quilting job for me.  I used my mom's quilting machine while I was up in Salt Lake visiting family. 

QM3
I used a silver Magnifico thread that I think worked great with the grey, purple, cream and black colors in the quilt.

 QM4
I had a lot of fun with the quilting.  It really was just whimsical with a little stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting.

QM5
I love double connecting curves. 

QM6
The thread just looks so great! 

QM7
My favorite part of this quilt was the borders.  Feathers are so fun to quilt up.  I have not quilted feathers in quite a while, so it was a great change up in my quilting.

QM8
We used a Minky back and I think it turned out beautiful.

QM9
I sure hope they like this quilt.

QM10
Fun contrast.

QM11
So, that's it.  A beautiful quilt that will hopefully be cherished for a long time to come. 

36 comments:

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kate C said...

What a beautiful quilt..and I am sure it will be a family treasure. I can't believe you consider this "simple" quilting!!! It is fabulous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Stunning as always Judi!!!!

Rebecca Stevens said...

Love this. Both you and your Mom did an amazing job. I love these colors and all the different patterns between the pictures, and then your quilting. I never get tired of admiring it!

Auntie Pami said...

I love metallics. I'll have to order some. Love this. What a great gift!

Hazel Raison said...

Wow, that is stunning!

Thearica said...

Gorgeous work! I am beginning to get back to the machine after a long hiatus due to health problems and I am really looking forward to it. Just had a client drop off a precious pinwheel quilt for me to dress up for her granddaughter.

Melissa Corry said...

Just stunning. You are just amazing Judi!!! I love that this is simple to you. Awesome!! What a treasure this will be for years and years to come!

Kathy Reed said...

Amazing, gorgeous, How wonderful that she will have a family treasure made by the both of you.

Beardie Mom said...

Everything about this quilt is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
Gorgeous colors!

Rebecca Grace said...

OOOH! So much to love about this one! I love how your quilting turns the ordinary checkerboard squares into something like sashiko. I love how your feathers flow across both of the outer borders rather than being confined by the piecing lines. Finally -- the MINKY!!! I have never seen Minky backing used with any kind of intricate quilting design, let alone something like this. I am amazed by how COOL that looks, as though the quilting design was etched into the pile. Did you do anything differently with this quilt because of the Minky backing? Did you still use batting, and/or did you use a lower loft or different fiber batting because of the Minky? Another gorgeous finish, Judi! :-)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!! Not sure I can say anything else!
Michelle

Leeanne said...

Great team work! What a stunning gift!

Lesley said...

Your quilting is fabulous...it adds so much more to this special quilt!

Mary Walker said...

Absolutely breath taking! It's always such a pleasure to see what you've created!

Susan Arnold said...

Gorgeous! A wonderful quilt by both you and your Mom. They should treasure it!

Lynne Tilley said...

Wow.... Just.... WOW!!!

Sooli said...

I love that this is 'simple quilting' for you! Those feather borders are gorgeous, they're my next learning curve. I love that you used minky on the back too, a beautiful gift that will be treasured I'm sure!

Kate said...

Wowy. I love those colors! It looks almost black-and-white, which is cool.

Patsy said...

I could just drool over your luscious quilting for hours on end! Really, you do a beautiful job every single time! Thanks for posting such inspiring photos.

Kim Hinson said...

Love it. I am just finishing a quilt with photos. How did you quilt them? I am struggling to figure out what to do. But it needs something!

Barbara M. said...

Wonderful as usual! Barbara

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Precioso trabajo, besos

Sharon said...

Lovely quilt. I am sure that they will love it.

Linda R said...

WOW -- "simple" -- I don't think so!! Another beautiful job. Your sisters in-laws are going to love it. What a treasure to have.

wolfiestitchin said...

It's such an amazing idea and beautifully executed - really shows where you got your talent from :-)

Michelle Clubb said...

So, what about that is simple, wow it's a knock your socks off quilt!! Love it.

Ann P said...

Absolutely this is beautiful. I've never quilted with Minky before but want to. What did you use for the batting! You knocked another one out of the ballpark Judi...as always.

Liz - Moments said...

It should be against the law to quilt so beautifully !!!
Magnificent...amazing ...breathtaking !!!
Wish I could send you all my UFO's ! LOL

Liz - Moments said...

It should be against the law to quilt so beautifully !!!
Magnificent...amazing ...breathtaking !!!
Wish I could send you all my UFO's ! LOL

Madame Purl said...

Totally gorgeous quilt and quilting. I just pre-ordered your book today. Can't wait!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful in every way

Katookie said...

Holy Cow!!! I love it! I love visiting your blog to see the most inspiring pictures! LOVE!

Quiltingloulou said...

What a beautiful quilt. Congratulations to both you and Mom. Absolutely fabulous.

lattegirl40 said...

absolutely amazing!! Won't they see this? Don't they follow your work?

Sue said...

Wow, that is an amazing gift! Your work is beautiful-