Saturday, December 21, 2013

Helen's Quilt

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I thought it would be fun to show you the back of the quilt first.  I love plain backings, seriously!  It is so nice to see my work and not have it lost in a large fabric print.  So, thank you Helen for using a solid backing for this quilt.  This is my second quilt for Helen - she is so great to work with and I really hope she loves this quilt.
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The texture is just so awesome, I love it!

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As you can see this quilt is huge!  So big!  It took me a long time to quilt it, not to mention my machine decided to not work for a couple days while it was on the frames.  Thankfully that is all fixed.  This pattern is called Patchwork Baby Quilt and can be found here.  Helen made this quilt larger for her daughter's redecorated master bedroom.  I think it is going to look amazing.

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The print fabrics were all quilted with straight 1 inch lines.  Simple is sometimes better, but not necessarily faster.  It takes a long time to get these straight lines straight.

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I decided to frame around each of the blocks.  I marked each line before I quilted.

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I felt it would give a great dimension to the quilt to leave some of the blocks plain as seen above.

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The other blocks were filled in with circle loops.

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I am so glad to have finished this quilt.  It was a whopping 120" wide.  So big. 

I hope you like it. 

One more thing, if you want to win a copy of my book, head on over to Jenny's blog for your chance.



33 comments:

LisaT said...

I am always so inspired by your work! Thank you for sharing it!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great looking quilting on this = nice simple pattern for the quilt top as well and the quilting enhances it nicely!

Kate C said...

Thanks for sharing, this is beautiful! Love those fabrics, any idea what line it is?

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always! You have such a great eye for how to complement the design of the quilt. The frames and the simple lines certainly look effective without being overwhelming. Super job ladies!!! And I love seeing the quilting patterns on the back when a plain backing is used too!

Joan said...

Gorgeous quilt and your quilting is amazing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Auntie Pami said...

Super awesome! I love the circle loops, they remind me of olives! Very nice quilt, I may just have to dig out my grey/citron stash.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would kill to quilt like that!! Stunning Judi.

Daphne Greig said...

Fabrics are Cosmopolitan by Northcott. Love how they are used in this quilt. Here is.a link to the fabric: http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layout=2col&fabid=5&content=fabric_details&colid=498&colorid=842

I'm sure they would love to see a phot of the quilt and your fabulous quilting Judi.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Just gorgeous!!! I absolutely love this quilt!

LJ said...

I am in awe of you and your quilting and this fabulous quilt!! Amazing!

~Diana said...

Your quilting is just stunning...I am always amazed at what you do...you make this simple quilt simply beautiful! It was pretty on it's own but now it just POPs! Just wow!

Quilting Dee said...

Love your quilting ! Sooo special and gorgeous!!!
I have ordered your book, dreaming that I may be able to improve my quilting!! But loving the pages will be excellent!

Barbara M. said...

Favoloso!

Michele said...

Wow! Just wow.

Gene Black said...

If my quilting looked that good, I would probably like plain backings too. ;-)

Kathy said...

You do beautiful work. And of course so does Helen. This is stunning.

Sandy D said...

Beautiful work I love seeing your work and a gorgeous top done by Helen. You made a stunning top absolutely beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas, Judi! Hope you and your family have a blessed festive season. Your quilting is stunning!

Barb said...

Yes, indeed, it took a l-o-n-g time to quilt. My goodness! It's gorgeous though. Glad your machine got to working again. Merry Christmas!

Anna F. said...

OH my!! Simply beautiful quilt. The quilting is just perfect for it.

Sue's Stitchin' said...

Do you ever have a problem with fabrics bleeding when you spritz away the purple marker?

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Truly beautiful. The quilting inhancing each block is just wonderful. Great wirk on her oart and on yours'

Kelly Williams said...

Stunning!!!

Alycia said...

I Love it.... and my family Christmas was good to me - your book is now in my hands - I am SO excited!

Liz - Carmichael Quilter said...

I love your quilting...it's so gorgeous and amazing!

Beardie Mom said...

Do you ever wash your quilts? They always look so wonderfully crisp and perfect.

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Helen L said...

You have a talent for not only doing such impeccably good work, but also the eye to know what will look good for each individual quilt!! Love this one!!

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Judy McDonald said...

I have just seen this quilt on Pinterest and I had to tell you that it is stunning. So simple in structure and so dynamic in quilting. It is truly an example of how quilting makes all the difference. Just lovely!

Janet Kaufman said...

I love the quilt it is beautiful and it spurred my interest too see what's in the book. I love what I saw!!

Karen said...

Thanks for showing all the pictures! Love your quilting!

zipjezopje said...

Such an inspiration, thanks for showing us all those photo's! Much appreciated!