Thursday, November 21, 2013

This quilt makes me happy

This fun yellow flower quilt is not only bright, but it is huge. And it was made be a 93 year old quilter.

Here it is folded in quarters and hanging before quilting. 


I knew right away what I wanted to do with these huge 18" flowers.


Some pebbling, and echo lines make all the difference. I think it brought the flowers to life.

 

In the background I wanted to do a similar but different motif.  I tested it out like this by making a sample with my domestic machine to see how I would like it.  I liked it, but it still needed more to fill the empty space between the flowers.  Feathers, I love feathers, and it did just what I wanted it to do.



This just brought it all together.  

 The wide borders were filled all the way around with big bold feathers.


It was such a pleasure and an honor to work on this quilt.  Thanks for joining me on my journey, I appreciate it. 

 Esther

14 comments:

  1. If I could quilt like that I would be happy too! Fantastic job Esther. You bought this quilt too life.

    Linda

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  2. Yes, you have done an awesome job...it looks beautiful. As they say "the quilting makes the quilt.

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  3. Oh how I would love to watch you create this magic! Wonderful!

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  4. That is one cheerful quilt! And your quilting is amazing as always!

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  5. Beautiful! Love how you brought the yellow flowers to life and repeated the flower, making it it's own design element. You do create magic!

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  6. Love it! Simply but so perfect for the quilt!

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  7. I like how you created the flowers in 'pinched square' and 4 of the petals are cut off which keeps it size appropriate. Nicely done!

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  8. That is awesome-did you get some pic's of it totally done, if so I would love to see them!

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  9. Great quilting on this!!! I love it!

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  10. I love the quilt and your quilting is perfect. One of the most beautiful quilts I've seen.

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  11. This quilt is awesome! I found you on pinterest while researching an idea for a quilt of valor. I love your work. It turned out that both quilts I used for my inspiration were yours. This one and your star quilt. You can see the quilt I made here (http://notyournormalsteam.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/quilts-of-valor-2-stars-of-valor/). I gave you credit for my inspiration.

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