Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coastal Lily is finished!

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For those of you who follow Thelma, you will recognize her Coastal Lily quilt. This is a quilt pattern designed by Minick and Simpson made in traditional colors, but the coloring in this quilt is more up my alley.  There is some Bonnie and Camille and I spied some V and Co fabric as well.  The quilt is just so happy.  Before I even knew what quilt Thelma was sending me, I knew I wanted to quilt this one.  It was such a wonderful surprise to find out she would be sending this to me. Totally meant to be, right? 

Quick Stats.

I used Glide thread for the top, color 20005 pearl - and So Fine #402 for the bobbin. I used a double layer of batting, 100% cotton and 80/20 Hobbs.  This gives the quilt more dimension to the quilt because of my detailed quilting. I marked the quilt as I advanced each row with my purple disappearing marker and I used my straight ruler to help me keep my lines straight.  Everything else is free-motion quilting on my non-computerized A-1 longarm.   

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Okay, so now hopefully all the questions are answered and I can just talk about my quilting. I have to say thank you first to Thelma for letting me quilt this up.  She lets me do my thing and I am so happy with how it turned out.  

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My favorite part of the quilt is the top and bottom row quilting.  The stepping out squares was so fun to design and amazingly it worked out perfectly the first time I drew it out.  It doesn't always happen that way, but when it does - I am so grateful! 

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Isn't the texture just awesome? 

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I wish it was staying on my quest room bed, but for now I'll just enjoy looking at it until I ship it off. 

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There are a lot of straight lines, stitch in the ditch and outlining that went into this quilt. 

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I loved how the lilies turned out.  The outside 1/2 inch straight lines were perfect for the small side borders. 

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At the top of the above picture you can see a cute lily flower.  I drew that up and came up with a template for this design.  It was so fun to quilt up and I feel it gave a softness to the pieced lilies.  

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The feather motif was free motion quilted and I love the diamond corners in each one. I am so excited to finally have a finish!  First one of the summer! I hope you like it!  

And, one more thing!  Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my last couple of posts! You are so sweet to me.  If you do have questions for me - please email me directly at judi (at) greenfairyquilts.com - it is easier for me to answer emails directly to me and not through the blog. 

Thanks!

64 comments:

Patty said...

Absolutely Astonishing!

brownj6610 said...

I'm drooling at the quilting. Outstanding.

quiktemper said...

This is stunning! I am in awe!

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love, Love, Love it!!! It is incredible!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The gals already used up all the great words.....gorgeous!!

Poppy (aka Val) said...

Your quilting is just amazing :) You are so clever!

Kim Hart said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Queenie Believe said...

Awesome work!! Wait, where's my socks? Way over there because they're totally knocked off. Beautifully quilted!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Karen said...

Oh wow! I follow Thelma's blog and thought it was beautiful then, but you just took it to a whole new level. AMAZING!

Auntie Pami said...

Just makes my eyes water.

treadlemusic said...

Although time consuming, the final crystalline effect of the straight-line stitching is perfect! It's amazing how many pieced quilts lend themselves to it!!! Your quilting is wonderful!! Am so enjoying your newest book!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us all!! Hugs.................

Janice W said...

Love this quilting. Do you have any idea of the hours put into quilting this?

Kaaren said...

Stunning just doesn't seem to cut it. OUT OF THIS WORLD might say it all.

Your work is beyond amazing, Judy. You are talented beyond words.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

OMG this is just amazing!!!!!! You did an amazing job!!!!

Maureen Williamson said...

I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said?! Awesome, gorgeous, stunning, fantastic, amazing, beautiful creativity....and so on! Thanks so much for sharing.
Maureen
(Canada)

Judy MacLeod said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous!

Barbara Kanta said...

Incredible, as always...

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Fantastic work as always! Your work has such beautiful detail; I could look at that quilt for ages!!

Tamie said...

Wow. This is beautiful.

mypiecedlife.com said...

That is absolutely amazing! Your quilting skills are something I dream of having!

Debbie said...

Your quilting skills are absolutely stunning. You need to patient it! I believe you are the best quilter of any I have seen. Keep up the work girl, you are the envy of us all. I mean that in a good way. Most of us support you, the ones that don't are jealous.

Ella said...

Wow! That is a glorious quilt!

Sandra Ellis said...

Judy, you are truly gifted! Please tell me where do you start ... At the top, middle I can't remember what you told us in class! Did you stitch in the ditch first.? It's the stops and starts that get me! How do you decide?

Kate C said...

Oh it always makes my day to see one of your finishes! This one is truly amazing, love the overlapping squares!

Leeanne said...

WOW!!!! Your quilting IS amazing! Love to visit.

Lesley said...

Your quilting is exceptional! I love the texture you created on this quilt.

Wolfie Stitchin said...

I'm running out of words to praise your quilting talent ;) The top is great by itself (very well done) but the actual quilting made it all pop.

Anita said...

Her quilt turned out beautiful! Your quilting was just the icing on the cake :)

Barbara M. said...

I like very much the way your quilting gives more appeal to all the quilts! They are fabulous !

Vika Yaniff said...

Неймовірна краса!!! Те що ви робите надихає творити!!! Грандіозна робота!З кожною вашою ковдрою я мрію про лонгарм все сильніше)))

PeggyinNO said...

I follow Thelma's blog and I loved this quilt right from the start. But now that it is FINISHED, I love it even more. What a masterpiece! You and Thelma make a very good team!! Your work is absolute perfection, Judi. You amaze me with your talent.

Rebecca Stevens said...

This is just gorgeous. I just went back and re-read Thelma's blogs while making it. The work you both put into it is incredible. I don't know if she has seen it yet but I hope she is sitting when she opens it if it hasn't been returned to her yet. There has to be a Best in Show somewhere for you both.

Michele said...

As always Judy your work takes my breath away and this quilt is no different. I hope that some day I'll be able to do quilting like this.

andrea@tidelinequilts said...

I am speechless...and in awe. Wow! Wow! Wow!

Sandy D said...

Beautiful and simply Amazing.The quilt itself is gorgeous and the quilting you did made it even more so.

Christa Marcotte said...

Thelma did an amazing job with the lilies and ou made it absolutely stunning!! Thelma is a lucky girl!!

Laura Links said...

I always love seeing your quilting - your work is beyond words amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

KMSC said...

I'm in awe of your talent!! Excellent job of quilting Thelma's quilt.

marshaleith said...

wow!! the quilting is amazing!!

Arlene T. said...

The quilting is just stunning! Really love the small lily motifs you did

Christine S said...

This is wonderful! I have a question, does that purple marker ever come back? I've marked some with another kind and had my lines return once and now I'm afraid to use anything!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I wish that was my quilt!! How do I contact you about quilting one for me???

sewhappyfun said...

You are AMAZING ... and so is the quilt! It is breathtaking.

lucysmom said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Craig said...

Amazing quilting, as always, Judi! You continue to inspire me!!

Patsy said...

Your quilting is breath-taking as always! You must be a very patient person to be able to stitch with such detail. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

Seams Sew Together said...

Outstanding, just fabulous!!

Lynn McIndoe said...

A real work of art. Well done to both of you. A great collaboration.

Sherry Riggs said...

Your quilting is so wonderful. I admire such talent. How many hours did this quilt take? Beautiful!

gailss said...

Just beautiful....what a great quilting masterpiece. I have to say I am also working on the "Coastal Lilies" pattern and can't wait now to get it all together....love your quilting on this quilt and really pops the lilies.

Julie Beard said...

Dear Jodi,
Your quilt is truly breathing taking and in other words amazing, stunning, magnificient and incredible and wish it was mine!!!!julie.

DonnaDD said...

Each one you show us becomes my favorite. I love this one, and Solar Flair was a wonder. I feel like a stalker as I always check your blog and have everything I see of your pinned on Pinterest. Great job of using your talents. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Diane E W said...

Ruler work is hard for me and time consuming, but I love it anyway. I know you must have a method of keeping up with what you want to quilt where but for the life of me I can't figure it out. Love looking at your work and you inspire me. Thank you.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Brilliant! Genious! Glorious!
Breathtaking! Need I Go On????
Your Gift Amazes!

thequiltedcat said...

Amazing work - just stunning!

Mindy Powell said...

I love it when you do your thing! Thanks for sharing your talent! :)

Barb said...

You do the most amazing work, pieces of art!!

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Sarah said...

You are a true artist with your free hand machine! This is a masterpiece. I am in awe. You have such a talent that most of us fmq will never be able to quilt like you no matter how much we practice. Congratulations on your magnificent work!

Kelly said...

Just insanely beautiful!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

words can't describe your quilting Judi...my mouth is still open in awe. I so wish I had your talent for machine quilting. stunning!!!!

hjs said...

AWESOME! thanks for sharing the pictures and text. I love your quilting. Bought your book...it's a keeper. Loved all the quilt patterns and details to quilt it.

Heather Bulwinkle said...

Wow! Just love the quilting and the quilt! You both are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

redhorse said...

Fabulous. This is the first time I've stopped by here, but I'll be back. I wish you and your family great success.