Monday, April 21, 2014

Mary's Quilt

This quilt is now on my favorites list.  Mary did such a nice job piecing, and pressing (so appreciated by a longarmer) this BOM.  This quilt had it all, assorted blocks, big wide border, negative space,  and lots of room for creative quilting.  I used one layer of Quilter's Dream Wool batting, and Glide thread on the top.




In the border I stitched a big feather all the way around.  The feather spine got its shape because of the crosshatched blocks that also went all around the quilt.




Each block has different stitching








I stitched a replica of some of the quilt blocks in the negative space.  I was very influenced by the work of
Judi the Green Fairy, when I was working on these blocks.


Crosshatching and feathers go so well together.



And lastly, the center stars.


And another look at the whole quilt.  You cannot see all the quilting and texture in this photo, but it definitely shows the beautiful layout of Mary's quilt.  Thank you Mary, I loved working on your quilt.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate your company.

Esther

16 comments:

  1. WOW that is fantastic quilting Esther. It has a real Judi look to it that I am sure Mary is going to love. How long did it take for you to quilt?

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  2. What great choices of quilting. You have done an amazing job with the top. The wool batt gives such nice dimension to the quilting also.

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  3. Totally gorgeous-so fun to see each block treatment!

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  4. This one took my breath away! Gorgeous quilting Esther! The combination of feathers, pearls and crosshatching is outstanding!!! Love how you quilted the negative spaces with block designs, very Judi Madsen on one the the CW samplers. Love Mary's sampler layout with the small sashing around the blocks, she is going to love your quilting!

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  5. Incredible! I'm adding this to MY favorites too! Mary must be thrilled!

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  6. This turned out so amazing. Your quilting is outstanding.

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  7. Beautiful! The curved crosshatching is my favorite.

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  8. Such incredibly beautiful quilting. A wonderful merging of talents between quilt maker and quilter.

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  9. Gorgeous work! I just can't pin fast enough

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  10. Crazy wonderful! I can't decide what I like the best, it's such a work of art.

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  11. Oh my goodness Esther. It would have to be on my favorites list too! Beautiful quilting made even more spectacular by your quilting. Amazing!!

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  12. As always Esther, your work has made this sparkle. Great job to both of you.

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  13. Esther, beautiful quilting. I really like how you did the feathers and crosshatching. love it quilt and the quilting!

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  15. I am in LOVE with this quilt! Are you able to tell me the name of the block of the month or where it came from, fabrics used etc.?
    Thanks..

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