Quilt Reveal!!

June 17, 2011

It's quilted!! Happy Dancing everywhere!  I was going to post this earlier, but I wanted to wait for the right light to get some nice photos.  This is the largest quilt I've quilted so far.  It's a large queen.  I am very pleased with the outcome.  Maybe because there are feathers everywhere!!  My client wanted them before I even suggested them.  Honest.
 I think the freehand meandering feather is one of my all time favorite allover patterns.
A swirl with a little feather tail in the red border.
I really love the back of this quilt!! It's my favorite because of all the texture.  It actually made me catch my breath when I first saw the back.
I was a little nervous with a solid muslin back because it would show all my little mistakes, but wow, does it show off the quilting!!  This could almost be a reversible quilt!
The batting is Hobbs wool, which I love too.  I did suggest it to my client.  She wanted a nice batting as this will be a bed quilt.  Melissa, my client did a beautiful job on the piecing.

I have a confession, I thought I wasn't doing a good job while I was quilting this.  I don't know what was wrong with me??  Just doubting myself.  The funny thing is I hardly picked any stitches out of this.  That's a first!   Now, I stand back in amazement.  When I see this quilt, off the frame and all quilted, it reinspires me.  It reminds me to take this journey one day at a time and to enjoy it.

I'd like to wish all the dads out there a
Happy Father's Day!

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I especially like the feather border.

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  2. I'm speechless. (That's a miracle) LOL

    GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. Linda you should be so proud of your work!
    It is fantastic!
    I think the all-over feather is my favorite too...I'm quilting it now on one of my own tops!
    And I do the same thing, don't think I'm doing a good job until it's off the frame, it has to be the fact that we're just seeing the stitching in too small an area--no perspective. But it's still scary as HECK!

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  4. Here's the thing. If I had my computer, which I don't, I'd replace the wallpaper--- which is a beautiful Green Fairy project---with your latest. This quilt is beautiful. Congratulations Linda, and Happy Fathers Day to you all. Oh,my computer has 17 personalities--and they can't decide what to do with it! Bout time for a new computer. Thank goodness for my `tablet`.

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  5. I think I am going to start calling you the feather queen!! Why can't I do feathers like you???? x

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  6. It's very gorgeous! I love when you show the quilting from the back. Beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Oh my goodness...it's wonderful!

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  8. The feather quilting design shows up so well in the blue border. A good idea for the quilt.

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  9. So beautiful... I'm sure your client is thrilled!!!

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  10. You did such a beautiful job on it, really love the fabrics and pattern and the quilting, an all over beauty.

    Debbie

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  11. Your quilting is absolutely beautiful - I can't believe you ever doubted your talents!!!
    Your client will love the wool batting too.♥

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  12. You take my breath away, girl, this is simply marvelous! Quite right it's reversible, I don't know which way I'd display it - I'd have to hang it in the middle of the room so I could admire both sides, lol!

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  13. Looks stunning...your quilting is amazing.

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  14. It is lovely, fantastic, super!! And you are the freehand feather queen!!

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  15. Linda, that is just amazing. You do sensational work.

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  16. Beautiful quilt. Love the soft blues. And the quilting is amazing!

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  17. Beautifully done! Meandering feathers and wool batting...a great combination! It definitely is a reversible quilt.

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  18. That is so beautiful. I don't know if I love the front or the back more.

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  19. Beautiful - simply beautiful. You're definitely a natural. :-)

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  20. Your talent knows no end, Linda! The client must be silly with glee over your quilting - I know I would be!! Happy Father's Day to Scott!
    Cheers!

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  21. Oh wow, wow, wow! I really do need to come and get quilting lessons from you!!! You are soooo clever!
    lv,
    Joy

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  22. You go girl!! That looks awesome! I love what you did in the skinny border...and what you did in the corners! Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Those feathers take my breath away. I agree that the back is as stunning as the front. You should indeed be very proud. This is simply fantastic.

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  24. You're a super star in my book! This is wonderful.

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  25. Gorgeous! Meandering feathers are one of my favourite allover designs. Yours look wonderful.

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  26. Wowwee!! Linda, you just keep getting better and better. Totally awesome!
    I love the quilts in the previous post too. You dog is sweet laying with what looks like his toy.

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  27. This is going to wound redundant, but you are just amazing. Those feathers are incredible. Will you teach me? Please? Pretty please?

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