Friday, February 13, 2015

Barbara's quilt finished.

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Hi everyone!  So glad you are still around this blog, I hope ;-) If you have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, you would know that I have finished this beautiful quilt made by Barbara. I know that this pattern is a Pam Bono design, and a Block of the Month - but I haven't been able to find it online and I can not pull up PamBonoDesigns.com.  I do know that Pam Bono passed away last year, which makes this quilt a little more sentimental to me.  It's amazing to see the impact she has had on the quilting community and her designs will be a testament to that.  I just hope that my quilting compliments the complexity and beauty of her designs.  

So, like I said, Barbara made this quilt - it's beautiful.  It isn't a white background, more like a peachy color and it was so fun quilting up.  I used Pearl Fil-Tec Glide for the top and Magna Glide bobbins for the bottom thread.  I used two layers of batting - Hobbs 80/20 and Cotton Wool.  Love that combo.  

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When I first laid the quilt out I saw a "garden gate" possibility with the layout of the quilt.  The center of the quilt was perfect for the center of the gate and the outside border area is perfect for the iron work quilting.  So, the design for the swirl motif came because of the "garden gate" theme. 

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The only thing that I pre-marked on this quilts was the "X" center in the quilt and I marked out equal sections in the outside borders.  Everything else was marked as the quilt was on the frame and as I advanced the quilt. 

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The outside borders were given a swirl motif treatment.  If you are new to my blog, you may not know that I make my own templates from cardstock and trace them onto my quilts using a purple disappearing marker. I then free motion quilt the designs on my A1 Longarm, no computer work here. For the straight lines I use my favorite ruler, found here.
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Each of the pieced blocks were given a design of their own.  I had too much fun here.  The wide open spaces in the quilt top are right up my alley.
 
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Instead of having swirl motifs for each "iron work rung," I decided to add diamonds to the mix.  I think the two designs complement each other and you will see that they are a common theme throughout the quilt. 

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The way the texture of the quilting meets together is so magical.  Seriously.  The pictures show what they can, but the texture in real life is even more amazing.  I really love what I do, so fun!

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I used a mixture of background fillers as well.  It was really fun mixing it up so that the textures weren't the same throughout the whole quilt.

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This quilt is going to look amazing on Barbara's bed.  I wish it could stay on mine. 

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This shows the diamond motifs that I tried to carry out through the quilt.  The sash design is just perfect for this quilt.

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The back. Love. 

I hope you love the quilt.  I am happy to have a finish under my belt for 2015.  Make sure you stay up to date with my schedule and I will see you at MQX, AQS QuiltWeek Paducah and HMQS.  Classes are filling up, so get your spot reserved now. All info can be found here.

Thanks everyone!  Happy Weekend!


40 comments:

Nancy LaPointe said...

Absolutely amazing; I have been patiently waiting for the finish of this quilt. Love your quilting designs and look forward to taking your classes at MQX.

V Hair said...

Absolutely breathtaking (as always!)

Liz Dunne said...

Oh wow Judi. This is truly stunning work. I love that quilted grid work thing you do. Hint hint tutorial :) Seriously though, how many hours did this beauty take? I'm sure Pam Bono would have been delighted with the job you did on her design.

JL said...

Breathtaking!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I had a hunch it was this quilt since I am working on the Out of the Darkness with a black background. You have given me much inspiration! How many hours did it take?

~Diana said...

Stunning as always~how many hours in this quilt? I can't believe the fine detail you do...always beautiful!

Marie said...

The design is a Pam Bono Design called A New Beginning

It was partnered with another quilt called Out of the Darkness. Out of the Darkness/A New Beginning as created in the aftermath of September 11. You can google those two names and find several examples.

Love your quilting on it!!!

Barb N said...

Yes, we'd like to know how many hours you have invested in this quilt? It is, of course, gorgeous!

See you at HMQS!

Susie said...

Simply stunning

Helen L said...

Just gorgeous Judi! I love all the different textures you put on it! I'll bet it is hard to send a quilt back after you've put so much work and creativity in it!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Samantha K said...

WOW!! This is amazing. Barbara did a wonderful job on her quilt. I love the additional pattern/design your quilting brings to a quilt. I just want to run my hand across all of that texture. I'd have a hard time falling asleep at night with that quilt on my bed, as I'd have to sit and look at all of the details. You are blessed with an amazing talent!

Lesley said...

The quilt is stunning! Love how you quilted it!

mac said...

Beautiful.

Marie said...

Does anyone know, is this a paper pieced pattern? Or a combination? It's just stunning

Marj said...

Beautiful and the quilting is awesome!

Susan In Texas said...

It's fantastic! I so admire your work. :)

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

Marlene said...

What an amazing quilt. Barbara did a fantastic job and then you have elevated it to another level Judi. Love your thought process and execution of it-thanks for sharing. I have read on other blogs that since Pam Bono passed away her blog and patterns have been removed so are no longer available. very sad.

Sandi Whitford said...

Hi Judi, gorgeous quilting! How big is this quilt? How long does it take to quilt a quilt this size! The quilts you quilt are so beautiful and you have a gift of adding layers of meaning to the quilt.

Janet Ann said...

Your quilting is just inspirational! Keep up the fabulous quilting!

Leeanne said...

What words can be found to say anything other than WOW!!!!!

Kristy said...

Your eye for design is just amazing. I love how you paint with thread the most gorgeous pictures on the quilts you work with. Your canvas (the quilt) is always such a masterpiece when you are done. I am in awe. K-

pearshapedinwales said...

This is another amazing quilt! I love Barbara's top and your quilting. It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing AND also for still blogging. So many bloggers have disappeared and only share on social media. While I can understand the time pressure everybody is under and the need for traffic to support businesses a lot of people like me do not do social media so cannot support you through that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your quilting and your thought processes here.

Frederique said...

What a beauty! Congratulation, your quilting is so beautiful!

Poppy Black said...

The texture is so amazing. It works so beautifully with Barbara's top. Really inspiring!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravilloso trabajo!!

Stitchin At Home said...

WOW! The quilt is beautiful. But the quilting I think makes it stand out even more. What fabulous work you did on it.

the zen quilter said...

Your quilting is absolute perfection! I'm in AWE. Wow. All I can say is WOW!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Fantastic quilt and your quilting is amazing as always.

gailss said...

Beautiful quilt and your quilting is just wonderful...really brings out the garden feel.

Annie said...

So beautiful! Even though I know it will take lots of practice, you inspire me to try FMQ.

Vicki W said...

Spectacular! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

LJ said...

I am always in awe of your amazing quilting and this is no exception. Words escape me...fantabulous!

Sue Perry said...

Speechless!!! You are truly an artist!

Marjorie said...

I am always so motivated when I see your background quilting! This was perfect timing for ideas on a project about to be quilted. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Beard said...

Hello Judi for very hot Adelaide South Australia!!! Today it was 39 degree celcuis making it 102 Fahreinht on your temperatur guage.

The quilting on the stunning quilt top is absolutely jaw dropping stunning and beautiful. It just breaks my heart to know that such a master quilter "Pam Bono" death was so tragic. I still can't believe how she left this world and very little has been done to show how much people valued her as a quilter. In case you don't know Pam was murder by her Husband. I do not know the reasons and I guest noone will ever know. That is why her site no longer exists. Her quilt design of this and many other quilts are absolutely stunning. I wish I had an opportunity to purchase some of her desings before the site was closed. But thank you so much for showing the Pam Bono's quilting designs will remain on display for the world to see and her memory will continue to inspire quilters from all over the world.

My heart breaks but her memory goes forth through her designs. Thank you Judi for sharing your work with us. Julie Beard. julie714@adam.com.au

Michele said...

As usual your work is breathtaking. And yes I will most certainly be seeing you at MQX. I can't wait. I'm taking a number of your classes.

LynCC said...

As always, Judi, your work just blows me away! I really love the garden gate inspiration and theme that you used, and you're right about it being so perfect for this quilt!

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful quilting!!!

Lisa said...

Breathtaking!

Emily douglas said...

Absolutely stunning....blows my mind your talent!