Saturday, September 17, 2011

Even More Quilting!!!

You guys are going to get sick of me showing the quilts after I finish the quilting aren't you??!!!  Oh no!!  But really - I am just having such a great time finishing up these project that have been sitting around in my quilt closet.  Some people have skeletons in their closet - I have quilts LOL!

You might remember this quilt from a loooong time ago now.  You can see me working on it back in May if you like.   I started this quilt, for a friend, quilting it table top; and, since the summer was just so hot and humid, I let it sit there for a long time.  Did I mention this is a queen sized quilt?


Well, after I took the last quilt off the frame, I thought that I might try loading this one onto my frame and finishing up the boarders.  Keep in mind that I had had to finish was the outer section of the boarder and the inside of the circles.  That's all I had left to do but I just needed the kick in the behind to get me going.  So load it on I did and I finished it!

What do you think?  I think this is a spectacular quilt!

Here are a few close-ups of the quilting




I quilted this quilt using a 50 weight cotton Guetermann thread top and bobbin in a pattern, that I was taught, is called 1-2-3.  I love how this turned out.  The Dresden Plates, appliqued swags and the sashing all pop out and take center stage.  The quilting on this quilt took well over 20 hours to complete but I think it was well worth it!  Most of the quilting was completed table-top but that last little bit around the outside was done on the frame.

I really hope she likes it when she sees it tomorrow!!!!!

Ok, now to get another skeleton/quilt out of the closet and onto my frame so that it can see daylight!!!

Yey to finishes!

6 comments:

susan said...

very nice Katrina. It would help me if you drew your quilting on a piece of paper and included it in the pictures although these pictures you can really see your beautiful quilting. I have to say the quilting is the best I have seen and with so much white in the quilt it gives it the opportunity to really make the quilt over the top beautiful.

paulette said...

STUNNING!! And no we will never get sick of looking at this beauty!! Well done!
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SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting. I want to clarify, I never get tired of seeing your quilts & quilting. Absolutely spectacular!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

quiltmom said...

Its stunning Katrina- truly stunning- such a lot of quilting and piecing in this piece. The owner is one lucky person. I have not done a dresden plate for a very long time- perhaps one day.
Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Regards,
Anna

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt! You have been busy!

KaHolly said...

What a stunner!! And a lot of work. Just beautiful.