Monday, October 21, 2013

Fire and Ice by Kimberly Einmo

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So, I have been wanting to share this quilt forever!  I finished it in the summer and I had to wait to blog about the whole quilt.  This quilt is designed by Kimberly Einmo and quilted by me.  The name of the quilt is Fire and Ice and was recently showcased in AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines.  Good news, it received the viewer choice award.  I can hardly contain my excitement!  I have never been part of a viewer choice award and I really think that is the best award out there! You can read all about the award here. The pattern for Fire and Ice will also be featured in the next edition of BEST MODERN QUILTS, due to be published in January, 2014 - So exciting!  Be sure to watch for that. 

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It has been such a pleasure to get to know Kimberly Einmo, we have become fast friends and I am so excited that I have been able to collaborate on several of her quilts. I am still waiting to share one other quilt that I have finished for her.  I can't wait for that one.
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Kimberly let me do my thing on the quilt.  I had the best time coming up with the quilting design.  It came to me almost immediately.  It was funny because I convinced myself that it wasn't going to be so detailed that it would take a long time.  Boy, was I wrong ;-) It was a time crunch quilt, so it was a little stressful during the process. 

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I couldn't be more happy with the results though.

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There is something about quilting texture that makes me so giddy.  Thanks for letting me share this with you! Have a fabulous week!

44 comments:

PegD said...

I saw your quilt at the Des Moines AQS show. I recognized your quilting style even before I read your name. Just beautiful!!

Frog Quilter said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the quilting.

Linda R said...

Beautiful!! No wonder you are giddy. What a talent you have.

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous!

Caro said...

Your work is both elegant and exquisite!

ELENAVA наслаждаюсь печворком, квилтингом said...

Красиво и гармонично

Lisa said...

Not only is the quilt beautiful in itself but your quilting is just breathtaking.. Love it!

Kathy Reed said...

Another Amazing quilt.. just beautiful. Your quilting is truly a gift for all to be inspired by. Thank you for sharing. One day I hope to have you quilt one for me...

Judy said...

Judi, I am so excited when I see that you have a new post. I love the quilting on this quilt, as I do on all your quilts. I have had your book on pre-order with Amazon since it was first announced, and can hardly wait to get it. Thank you for taking the time to post pictures of your amazing quilting that inspires us all.

Judy said...

Judi, I am so excited when I see that you have a new post. I love the quilting on this quilt, as I do on all your quilts. I have had your book on pre-order with Amazon since it was first announced, and can hardly wait to get it. Thank you for taking the time to post pictures of your amazing quilting that inspires us all.

Teresa Silva said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love your quilting design so much! Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

Oh my stars! This is gorgeous!! How many hours this must have taken. Your stitches are so perfect and precise. Stunning

~Diana said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting! Thanks for sharing!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!!!!

gpc said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sue P. said...

You inspire me!

Kate C said...

Love this quilt and the quilting. The precision of your work is amazing, the results are just stunning. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Exquisite!

Joy said...

You and Kimberly make a great team and you are my favorite quilter.

Barbara M. said...

P E R F E C T I O N!! It' s amazing! Barbara

kitty said...

Congratulations on your award!! You absolutely deserve this because of your unsurpassed perfection in quilting!
Thank you for sharing in detail the beauty of your work!!

Jean said...

Your quilting is fantastic...I saw it in person in DM and am not surprised it won viewer's choice!

gailss said...

Just beautiful....wonderful quilting and a real show stopper. Congrats and well deserved.

Pauline said...

Wow, that is such beautiful quilting! Would love to see one of your quilted delights in person one day.

tinac said...

Another superb quilting job! You have the straightest lines that I've ever seen. So beautiful...!

Becki said...

Your quilting blows me away. I see a large negative space and cannot envision anything to put in it. You have such design talent. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful quilt with us.

Tamie said...

Your quilting is amazing. This quilt wouldn't be the same without it.

gramma sue said...

Gorgeous quilt! You are a fabulous artist.

Lynne Tilley said...

You are SO very talented. It's just breathtaking! It does make you giddy and swoon a little, doesn't it? That's probably why you are so good at it! Amazing.

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love how much you have added to the design with your quilting. Just amazing.

Ann P said...

Another gorgeous job quilting! I've not been much of a fan of modern quilts but they are growing on me. Especially when I see them quilted. It makes them shine.

Rebecca Grace said...

This is EXQUISITE, Judy! This is the kind of contemporary quilt that just sticks its tongue out at those who sneer at the modern aesthetic and claim it's "less than" traditional quiltmaking. Seriously -- I think what traditionalists most object to in modern quilting is the sense that skill and mastery are no longer relevant, that "beginner" quilts are all modern quilting has to offer. Yet all of that "blank" space is perfect for showcasing truly masterful machine quilting that can be lost on more traditional quilts, and this quilt also reminds me that the universally beloved Amish quilts were similar in so many ways to what modern quilters are doing, and that the Amish style was also particularly well-suited to breathtaking quilting design. So despite modern tools and equipment, I feel like this particular quilt shows a connection between Amish tradition of strong graphic piecing designs and intricate quilting with the modern quilt movement, and I know that it will inspire both modern and traditional quilters to rethink the limits of their craft and stretch themselves artistically. Did I mention I like this quilt? ;-) This one and the kaleidoscope/pinwheel one (with the white background full of fabulous quilting) are my favorites of all the ones you've shown so far. Is this book actually out yet?

What Comes Next? said...

drop dead gorgeous - so inspiring - I keep going back and looking and analyzing and figuring out you quilting design - some day!

Diane E W said...

WOW!! as usual, knock my socks off. I love to see how you come up with dividing the quilt into quilting sections, Does that even make sense? Congratulations on the ribbon. Cannot wait for your book to come out, you have had the worst time with it, I hope you explain how to do things like you do in your videos and here on your blog. Beautiful work please keep sharing.

Stacy Hurt said...

The quilting on this piece is really what sets it apart! Excellent work!

Jenny said...

Beautiful and amazing quilting!!!

Patricia Steadman said...

Beautiful quilt and awesome quilting. Great Job!!!

Nancy said...

Absolutely exquisite!

Nancy said...

Absolutely exquisite!

Maria Wallin said...

This is simply breathtaking! It's a lovely top but the quilting takes it from perfectly pretty to nothing short of a work of art, amazing!!

Barb said...

Just fabulous!!

qwilltr said...

Exquisite! I have to try something in your style! I am totally smitten!

Jane said...

Wow!! totally impressed, will really be buying your book now :)

Michele said...

Another stunning quilting job. I'm constantly amazed by your work.