Piece de Resistance

May 6, 2011

I don't even know how to begin explaining how much I love this quilt.  I had the honor and pleasure to quilt this large, gorgeous quilt from my client Sharon.  Sharon is a former co-worker at the quilt shop.  She also is a member of our guild.  We have become really good friends in the last few months, unfortunately for me, although I am happy for Sharon, she is moving out of state next month.  I was super nervous to quilt for her because she is a very accurate, precise and excellent quilter.  Thank goodness all my nervousness did not translate to my quilting because I am very happy with how the quilt turned out!
I quilted a meandering feather allover in the center.  I love this design!!  It's going to be one of my favorites. 
I quilted a chubby leaf design in the sashing.  Perfect for the Fig Tree fabrics used in this quilt.
I love the outer borders with a whimsical, swirl feather.
Can you believe I forgot to take a pic before I started quilting???  Oh well.  The back is so gorgeous too.  All beautiful texture.  Sharon opted for wool batting, which really shows off the quilting.

The funny thing is I always take lot of pics while I'm quilting on the machine to download on the computer to look at.  It gives me a better perspective of how the quilting looks.  Even if I think I really like the quilting, while I'm doing it I see every little thing and I am so close that I start to question how it looks.
After I saw this...no question.

I know I may have mentioned just a few times how much I've loved the client quilts I've quilted and how difficult it to give them back...well I actually DID get this quilt back!!  Just temporarily. :-)  Sharon just left for Paris yesterday for a little vacation with her two daughters.  Doesn't that sound wonderful??  She is going to miss our guild meeting Monday and then she'll be moved before the June meeting, so I am going to take this quilt to show at the meeting on Monday in Sharon's absence.  Sharon was extremely pleased with her quilt!  She just loves it!!  I had a feeling she might.

I've been busy quilting on Annie.  I'm thinking she is going to need a spa day soon...me too!  LOL!  I'm off to catch up on emails and blogs.

I would like to wish a everyone A Happy Mother's Day Sunday!!

34 comments:

  1. beautiful quilting, beautiful quilt!

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  2. Really beautiful quilting. I tend to get impatient when I quilt, that is a lot of feathering.

    Debbie

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  3. Happy Mothers Day to you girlfriend. I love the quilt!!! Your work continues to excel.

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  4. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! What beautiful quilting :-) AMAZING!! Way to go!

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  5. I love those Fig Tree fabrics, and your quilting really brings out the best in them. Your feather design looks so beautiful. Glad you get to enjoy the quilt for a while.

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  6. Stunning work! You deserve a spa day! The quilt is amazing!

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  7. OMG! You were born to quilt. I cannot believe how great you have become in such little time.

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  8. Happy Mother's Day, Linda! You deserve a rest after this incredible job! I agree with the above commenter that you were born to quilt and Annie seems to be the perfect partner for you!
    Cheers!

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  9. It looks fabulous , love all those feathers , you are an expert at those !Happy Mothers Day to you too ,I'll be off to visit with my Mom for a couple of days , yeah!

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  10. Stunning! I just love those swirly feathers. Well done.
    Have a great mothers day with your girls.

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  11. That quilt is *stunning*!! I love the "echo" look on the main feathers. They look perfect *and* it eliminates the problem of how to backtrack! How do you decide where to go next and how long to make each "spine" when you're meandering?

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  12. The feathers on this quilt make me want a whole cloth quilt filled with feathers! Happy Mother's Day.

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  13. Wow... the quilting is stunning! Congratulations on another successful creation!

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  14. Linda - WOW the quilting is stunning - truly stunning! There is nothing else to say. o:)

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  15. Looks great! Even the inner border is cute! Well done!!!

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  16. What a gorgeous springy looking quilt, and your quilting is just gorgeous. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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  17. Those feathers are awesome! Beautiful quilt.

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  18. Stunning!!!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  19. It is beautiful! Hope you have a happy Mother's Day.

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  20. Very beautiful. Love all the feathers. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs,

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  21. Absolutely stellar! You are truly amazing! I love it!

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  22. Wow - stunning - this is my favorite so far! You blow me away, Linda. Happy Mother's Day!

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  23. No - Annie doesnt need a spa - she is smiling :) Your quilting is absoluely wonderful - WELL DONE .. cnat gbelieve you are going ahead so quickly!

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  24. the quilting is amazing, beautiful job
    thanks for sharing it with us.
    I love seeing the close ups
    kathie

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  25. This is just gorgeous. I too love feathers and what they can do to a quilt top. Your friend must have been thrilled with it when she got it back.

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  26. Stunning! I love seeing all the photos - the close-ups of the quilt on the frame (and lit up from the side) really show off the texture of the quilt...and your amazing skills!

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  27. Very beautiful, once again, Linda! I love those swirly feathers in the border!

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  28. Wow oh wow! The quilting you did is AWESOME! No wonder your happy with it!

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  29. Your work is beautiful! This is a sweeet quilt, but the quilting enhances it so much.

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  30. Beautiful quilt and quilting!!! You just do an outstanding job!

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  31. Stunning!! Your quilting is truly amazing!!♥

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  32. What a beautiful feathering job! I love how the double lines play out. I could try that - feathers that are fuss-free as far as trying to back trace perfectly. :) It will be a long time until mine look so pretty as yours, though. ;D Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt.

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