Isn’t this quilt gorgeous? To me, it is a work of art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Cindy Needham has alot of background fills that I love, love,
love. This one is made up of scallops and then filled in with
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.
Another pictures of the same block. Do you see how 3D the
rose bud looks, in the upper left hand corner? Gorgeous!!
All I can see in this photo is feathers. I threw in alot
of these, all over the quilt.
Again, this blocks looks similar to the one above but the
scribbling has not been added.
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.
MctAvishing was used for this background fill. I love the
texture it creates but it does take alot of time to quilt out.
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.