Here is the completed Lily-all quilted up. I apologize for not getting
a full shot of the quilt but its large size-89 x 89- didn’t help.
Here is a close up of the pebbling on the quilt. Most of the
pebbling was quilted in the middle of the quilt, between all of the
This is a shot of the outside of the border. The swags really liven
up the outside border area.
The back is always interesting and so textural. I love looking at the back to see
how the quilting looks as well. This quilt is being entered into a juried show but
I am really unsure if it will do anything. When I bought the backing, I forgot that
the front was a cream color and I ordered a white backing. I remembered when I
put it on the frame but it had to be quilted so I kept the backing white. One mistake
I will not forget next time.
It is a good thing that we learn from our mistakes, especially silly ones.
Here is the outside corner area, with its cross hatching and feathers.
This is what the swags look like on the back of the quilt. I think that I have
to email Sue GArman-the designer-and show her what her design looks like in
green and pink colors.
This is my new applique quilt that I will be working on for the next year.
A light yellow fabric is my background color of choice, so I hope that it will
look ok when completed.
This is a Pearl Pereira BOM this year. You should check it out on her website,
I am also linking up to Freshly Pieced.
16 thoughts on “Lily is done-the quilting that is.”
Well, regardless of what the judges may think in the show, I think this is a very impressive piece of work! All my quilts are pieced and I so love the old fashion applique patterns!
Wow! Love your color choices. It’s obvious how much time and effort went into making this quilt. Congratulations on finishing!
I just discover your blog. I like to see your sketches. When I looked at the quilt, I was saying to myself: there is no much place to quilt something interesting. And then I saw your design…. I’m impressed at how much details you are able to put in such small sections.
Beautiful work, both the appliqué and quilting
So so beautiful Ruth, what a stunning quilting has been done on your quilt you must be so so happy. Love love the swags and corner quilting. Best of luck with the show but to me it is all ready a winner. Cheers Glenda
What a lovely quilt with glorious quilting. You do have the touch!
Very beautiful! The pebbles create a texture without taking the show, which should all be on the beautiful appliqués. And I love the quilting on the borders. Very classy!
It’s absolutely beautiful and is a testament to your patience and love of quilting!
Oh gosh, this is spectacular! All those appliqued circles, and all that gorgeous quilted pebbling! You did the applique and the quilting as well? Quite an accomplishment! You mentioned “getting it on the frame.” Can I ask what kind of setup you use for quilting? Do you have a frame for a domestic sewing machine, or are you using a longarm? I’ve been working on my first applique quilt over the last year and as I’m nearing the end, I’m getting nervous about how I’ll manage the quilting. I’ve been practicing and practicing on my Bernina 750 and although I’m slowly improving, I’m still so far from being able to produce consistent quilting that I’m proud of and I’d hate to detract from all of the hours I put into my piecing and applique…
Your applique work is just so stunning. The quilting is lovely, too.
visiting from crazy mum quilts. This is the most stunning quilt I have seen for a long time. The applique, the quilting, so fabulous. It would take me 20 years to do a quilt like this.
Oh so lovely! I love the colors, the applique, the quilting..all of it. 🙂
This is absolutely fabulous! You are a star quilter my dear!! All those lovely pebbles… Marvelous job!! I like your new project! I was on her website just this weekend and I was trying to figure out if I could work that applique in my schedule! I don’t think I can… 🙂 Good luck at the juried show! I bet you win something!
such a lovely quilt…wonderful attention to detail
I love all the detail work in the quilting!
Such beautiful quilting! I have voted for this lovely at the festival.