Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jan's quilt finished.

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Okay, I have had this quilt on the racks for a bit.  It's huge!  It is so beautiful though.  Jan did a beautiful job piecing this quilt top.  This is a pattern by Judy Martin and can be found in her book Stellar Quilts. I used a combo of 100% cotton and an 80/20 blend batting.  The top thread was Glide and the bobbin thread was So Fine.
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Here is Jan's description of her quilt in her own words: 
I always loved Barbara Brackman's Morris Workshop line; it is as close as I have gotten to buying any civil war type of prints.  I have made two smaller quilts from this line, by then I ordered Judy Martin's book on Stellar Quilts and fell in love with this Capistrano design and felt the Morris Workshop would give me the look I wanted.  I had run out of a large majority of the original fat quarters and had to search and search for stores who still had a few pieces of this line still in stock.  Working as a full time teacher, I only had time on vacations to quilt so this is a quilt 3 years in the making (besides, it is huge).  I was so surprised how easily the quilt went together as I was so worried that the star borders would not fit, but the pattern was perfect and I couldn't have been more pleased. 

Thanks Jan! 

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Jan asked for a little bit of feathering for the quilt and I decided to use my feather swirl for the filler design.  I love how it turned out.

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I wanted to use diamonds in the wide open spaces to mimic the diamonds found throughout the design.
 
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This is the center of the quilt and I wanted it to really be a focal point of the quilting design. 

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These feather motifs are free motion quilted, I had the path figured out after the third triangle block I quilted.

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I really love how these diamond block designs turned out.  It just gives it a great dimension.

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So, a close up of the feather swirl motif.  It really was fun to quilt.

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I quilted a double connecting curve in the diamonds and they give the quilting a soft look. 

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I wanted the design of the points to be showcased, so I quilted a straight line1/4 inch away from the points.  Yes, I marked each line and used my straight ruler to make sure the lines were straight.

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 The inside triangles were quilted differently than the outside triangles.  I really like how they turned out.

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Love.

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The points in this quilt are just amazing.

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As I was taking pictures of the quilt I realized that I missed one triangle.  So frustrating!  But, it has been fixed.  It's always a pain to add a quilt back on the racks though. 

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Thanks Jan for letting me work on your quilt.  It was really fun. 

Now on to the next project!


52 comments:

Jenny said...

This is just stunning. I love the diamonds you created. Beautiful quilting to complement a beautiful quilt.

Candace said...

Amazing! Do you track the hours spent? I can't imagine how long this took!

Melanie said...

Wowser! This quilt is amazing awesome!!!

Elizabeth said...

Dear Judi

I bought the book because of this pattern more than a year ago. The original was done with calico's. Seeing it done in Morris, gave me an idea to use another line of fabric which I have a lot of fabric of. It takes someone else's take on a pattern to show us the path. The Dear Jane you quilted a while back, it inspired me to start one, with white background fabrics. Up until that point, I only used cream background fabric.

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration you give us, with your amazing quilting.


Elizabeth

Esther F. said...

Amazing work! I love the swirly feathers! Very sophisticated!
Esther
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K said...

My goodness. Your work is just.stunning.

Veronica said...

Gorgeous, this quilt is breathtaking.

Ann in PA said...

You are blessed! What a talented quilter you are. Stunning quilt and equally stunning quilting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just beautiful (again) Judi!!

Joyful Mom said...

Beautiful work! All the perfect details are breathtaking.

Hue New said...

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

Kate C said...

Wow. As always, just beautiful, love love love the three nested diamonds. Everything about it is wonderful, the pattern, fabric, workmanship and your quilting puts it over the top!

LynCC said...

You just keep out-doing yourself. :D So many wonderful motifs in this, and yet they all work so wonderfully together to make a super-dynamic beauty full of nice motion. Completely in love!

Gra said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous quilt, beautiful quilting!

Rebecca Grace said...

This quilt has such a pretty Fall feeling to it! I know they are stars, but something about the fabrics and the color palette makes me think of the leaves changing color and the cooler weather coming in. I'm in awe of the piecing skills, and your newest iterations of feathers and swirls complement this top beautifully. Another gorgeous finish -- congratulations to both of you!

Cathy said...

Fabulous, both the piecing and your quilting. I have the book Stellar Quilts but have have been too timid to try making any of the designs; they are not easy.

Beardie Mom said...

A Jan and Judi "Masterpiece"

Perfect collaberation! Congratulations!

bmayer said...

I've run out of adjectives. You never disappoint! Kudos (again)

Silent Scrapper said...

That is the best quilt I've seen so far. You do great with quilting! Keep up the good work!

kristie said...

Wow! I just LOVE your quilting in all the quilts you do. Thanks for showing ;o)

Becki said...

Your quilting blows me away! I would never be able to think to put all that quilting into a quilt. What an inspiration you are to those of us who do meandering!!!!!

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

Wow that is gorgeous. As always, very impressed!

Barb said...

Amazing as always

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I hope that feather swirl motif is in your book! I really love love love that! Say is your book coming soon! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for providing some more amazing and I mean amazing eye candy!!!!!

Sarah Craig said...

So so gorgeous, Judi! And it's nice to see that you're not perfect - despite what your quilting looks like!!! Thanks for al the incredible inspiration!

Lorette Cole said...

So wonderful to see your creativity in making a stunning quilt look breathtaking! Lovely colors and the quilt now sparkles! Thank you for the inspiration!

I am Just One Mom said...

Love this gorgeous quilting on a stunning quilt. Glide... I will try it!

sandra said...

Just stunning everytime you just out do yourself.

Klaudia said...

woow, woow, this quilt ist very beautiful...fantastic;-)

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Suzette said...

Your artistry is stunning, as always.

Rebecca Stevens said...

This is just mind boggling if that is a word! Your work continues to amaze me. Not to take any thing from the designer or the piecer, but you make the quilt!

Sandy D said...

Another amazing Quilt. The colors are beautiful, the pattern is awesome and your work is absolutely stunning.

Joan said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I always look forward to seeing your work, Judi, it is absolutely amazing. Every. Single. Time. You are a true artist! Maybe someday I will turn out a quilt that is good enough to send to you to quilt. That would be a keepsake for sure!

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pcflamingo said...

I realize that you had to start somewhere, and that once upon a time you were a beginner. I tell myself that as I unsew the Butterflies from Chernobyl that I tried to free-motion quilt into my latest charity quilt. Even charity quilts deserve better than that. So I did doodles instead. My butterflies need WAY more practice.

Kathy said...

Gosh, your quilting is so beautiful. This makes me think of those ceiling tiles in the older Victorian style homes.

Trish said...

Jan's quilt is gorgeous and your quilting made it even more so! I wanna be YOU when I grow up!

Cathy H said...

Your quilting is just amazing.....always look forward to see what designs you use on the quilts.....Thanks for sharing so much.....

Sharon said...

This is really beautifully pieced, and your quilting is unbelievable as usual. Amazing how the quilting just adds so much to the finished quilt

Karen said...

Judi the quilting is as amazing as the piecing and awesome fabric selection! Thanks so much for posting and continuing to inspire!

Sonia Petitpoint said...

It is just gorgeous !

Linda R said...

"WOW!!!".... I repeat "WOW!!" What a gorgeous quilt. Your quilting is amazing. You are so talented!! Love everything you did with it :-)

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Amazing! Gorgeous!

Rx for Quilting said...

WOW! Beautiful work, but you always do an amazing job!

Jan said...

Judi, I just received the quilt
in the mail this afternoon (in fact,my husband was so anxious to see it, he opened the package and had it laid out on the pool table for me when I got home from school)
and it is stunningly more beautiful
than the pictures show (which is
so hard to believe). I paper-pieced the whole thing (yay, for perfect points) and it seemed to
take SOOO long to finish it, and, of course, tear off the paper. It will be treasured in our family.
Thanks so much for your expertise
and sense of design. I am thrilled.

Jan K.

Marilyn Popplewell said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is stunning. Blessings.

Thelma said...

I've always loved that pattern, what an amazing quilt, and after three years in the making, it sure deserved some amazing quilting, great job both of you. Stunning!

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful quilt and is greatly enhanced by your talented quilting. Your work just leaves me speechless everytime!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I have owned that book for about a year and a half now, with that exact quilt being at the top of my list of quilts I want to do. In fact, the book is right in front of me right now. I have to agree with your customer that the fabric line was absolutely perfect, and of course your quilting is amazing as always.

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IMAQLTR2 said...

Your quilting is just breathtaking! Amazing talent!

Mielle said...

Your quilting is just amazing ! Congratulations !