For approximately 2 years, I have been working on this applique quilt,
designed by Sue Garman. And 2 weeks ago, I finished appliquing it.
Now, it is on my frame and being quilted.
Here is some eye candy for you to have a peek at. I have spent about
20 hours on this quilt so far. All the SID is done, the border is just
about finished and all that is left is the background fill. I am beginning to
get a bit excited because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is a section of the outside border. Desley, over at Addicted to
Quilts, gave me permission to use her quilting design for this quilt.
This grouping of vases really is a good place for feathers.
Another picture of the outside border area.
There are swags on the outside border area and once again, feathers
enhance it nicely.
You can see the whole border area here. The entire quilt measures 89 X 89, so
it is quite large. It took me 8 hours just to mark it!
Another section of the border area-yes, feathers. I think they make the
border area look great.
The corner area of the border. The curved cross-hatching breaks up the area
nicely but doesn’t over take it.
I used a polyester cream thread for all the SID work, both on the top and in the bobbin.
For the background fill, I am using a thin cream thread in the top and bobbin as well.
I like a thin thread when doing alot of pebbling for the background fill.
Because this quilt is nearly completed, I have a new dilemna. What shall I do next?
I will let you know next week.
What new projects are you beginning?
I am linking up with Freshly Pieced as well.
15 thoughts on “Introducing Lily of Rosenberry…”
OMG!! This is a fabulous quilt with such gorgeous quilting!! Congratulations and it’s not a wonder you’re getting excited at the end drawing near!!!
I love your quilting. Beautiful quilting really makes the quilt. Are you a professional Quilter? Kay in Australia.
Love it! A fabulous labour of love!
A really stunning quilt and your quilting work on it is just beautiful.
so beautiful! The quilt and the quilting are fabulous!
The quilt is stunning …as is the quilting
Wow! Beautifully done!
Wow, amazing quilting. I’ll definitely be back next week to see this beauty finished!
Such a beautiful project and you say the quilting is only 20 hours?! I must be a very slow quilter, I think it would be double that time for me!
So far, I have spent 30 hours on it. All that is left to do now, is the outside border area. It needs the background fill.
Love Sue Garman’s designs and her blog – she posts once per month, but wowsa, awesome post! This is going to be such an heirloom – worth every single minute and top shop submission for sure!
I’m blown away…….it’s not often we see hand quilted pieces anymore….and hand quilted like yours?? Well…….breathtaking……tx’s for sharing…
The quilting is exquisite. Well done.
Your workmanship is incredible, quilting as well as appliqué….