Almost there…

Isn’t this quilt gorgeous?  To me, it is a work of art.

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Although this quilt is not an exact replica of the one I have

on my frame, it is not far off. There are only 2 blocks that differ

between the two. This one was quilted last summer.

Darlene, has been patiently waiting for her quilt and I am

almost there. I finished all the background fills for the 16

blocks yesterday; today I worked on the border.

After 4 hours of quilting, I only had  1 border completed.

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This block has 2 feathers quilted at the base of the vase.  I filled

in the feathers using Judi Madsen’s style.  Once again, the pebbles

around the outside of the block looks quite classy, to me.

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A double teardrop was used in this background fill. They

are actually quite small. This quilt seemed to have a

mind of its own, in that all the motifs seemed to stitch

out on the small side.

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Swirls were used in this block. I tried to use a different

background fill in each of the 16 blocks. It makes it more

challenging and fun for me.

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I decided to try a different fill here. It is a half circle that is echoed

2-3 times.  It is a more modern fill but I think that it looks ok.

What do you think?

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The top of the same block. I know that some of the pictures

are a bit yellow. I have 2 different lights above my frame and

now I think that I have to get more Daylight LED lights. I have

some LED lights but they are the soft light. It does make a

difference when I stitch and take photos.

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I decided to quilt in some circles here.  A thin cream

polyester thread is used for the stitching because it doesn’t

create alot of thread build up, only texture.  And I love

texture!!!

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Cindy Needham has alot of background fills that I love, love,

love. This one is made up of scallops and then filled in with

small lines.

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More texture.  I think that this background fill may be

my favorite of the whole quilt. Basically, I marked a  diagonal

grid on the block. Stitched in lines around each edge and then

scribbled in the center so that the lines pop off the block.

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Another pictures of the same block. Do you see how 3D the

rose bud looks, in the upper left hand corner? Gorgeous!!

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All I can see in this photo is feathers. I  threw in alot

of these, all over the quilt.

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Again, this blocks looks similar to the one above but the

scribbling has not been added.

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Do you see the 3D rosebuds?  They are gorgeous and

are just popping off the block. I had to be careful going

around these because my foot kept getting caught on them.

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MctAvishing was used for this background fill. I love the

texture it creates but it does take alot of time to quilt out.

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The mighty eagle, he received a tight miniature stipple.

It really makes everything pop. I must add that I used

2 layers of batting for this quilt too.

The top batting was wool and the one beneath it was

80/20 Hobbs.  Using 2 layers can be tricky but the

rewards are well worth it.

 

I hoped you enjoyed your tour of the 16 blocks. I can’t

wait until Darlene sees it. Pictures really don’t do

justice to the quilt.

Have a great week. Happy Valentine’s Day too.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Almost there…

  1. Darlene says:

    Omg, your right, I can’t wait to see it in person. You have done a fabulous job. I just love what you have done and looked forward to opening the Box to see the finished quilt. I will let you know tmrw. You are one phanominal long arm quilter and art designer. !!

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