Almost finished…

Lily of Rosenberry

Lily of Rosenberry

This is the third week in  a row I have been working on Lily of Rosenberry.

If you are getting tired of looking at it, I quite understand.  I am hoping that I will

complete it tomorrow.  Only 1 hour or so left of McTavishing to go.

I think that I have spent 50 hours on this quilt.  This may

be the longest time I have spent on any one quilt.

 

 

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Here is a close up of the pebbling I quilted in the middle section.

Besides feathers, pebbles are one of my favorite background fills too.

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The outer border consists of 16 swags.  This is one of the swags-feathers and

pebbles fill in the inner section.

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More pebbles in the border swag area.

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Thought that you might like to see what I see when I am quilting

an area.  It looks pretty bleak but the quilting brings it to life.

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Another corner swag area that is awaiting McTavishing.

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The swirly area is the McTavishing.  Basically, it is an “S”

shape that is repeated over and over.  The change in direction is

what gives the stitching movement.

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One of the pink flowers in the central blocks.  Pink and  lime

green were the colors I chose for this quilt.  Very daring, I think.

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Here are some of the berries on the quilt.  This quilt has a mere

1,004 of these berrries.  Yes, I am crazy.

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The corner swags were given feathers and some cross-hatching.

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Another outside swag shot.

 

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More berries with McTavishing.

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This is what the outside of the border looks like.

Swags were stitched in the area around the central 16 blocks.

It helps to divide up the border and the 2 different fills: pebbles and

McTavishing.  It also repeats the swags in the border area.  Due to the

2 layers of batting used: a wool and an 80/20 cotton, the swags puff up

nicely.  Even the berries are puffy too.

This quilt has certainly tested my patience but now that I am almost done,

I think that I will miss working on it.

I am linking up the Freshly Pieced.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Almost finished…

  1. Sandra says:

    This is stunning. Your feathers are beautiful, and your pebbling…wow, unreal. So much patience! I know Tula Pink always has Angela Walters use 2 layers of batting when she quilts her quilts so they gets that extra “pop”. Can’t wait to see the final pics!

  2. Karen Miller says:

    Ruth — congratulations this is absolutely beautiful! WOW…. The applique is stunning alone — and then you FMQ just sets it off. Loving both the pebbles and the McTavishing. Thanks so much for sharing… Karen

  3. jan says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I am visiting from Freshly Pieced – I love your quilt. It is really gorgeous! Your applique is beautiful! Your stitching is gorgeous! I am a new follower.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm

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