Ann has created an awesome wall hanging featuring New York Beauty blocks. I had fun developing original quilting designs for this project. It will hang in an old Italian style house so I used Italian tile designs for my influence. Thanks to Pinterest, they were easy to find!
The batting is Quilter’s Dream Blend and Dream Puff layered together. Double batting gives lots of texture and allows the quilting detail to pop.
The thread is Superior Threads So Fine 50 in a color that matches the fabrics.
The back is a tea dyed muslin which shows off the quilting detail, too!
Here’s the link to my Pinterest board for Italian Design ideas. How do you think I did? Thanks for looking! Linda
Liberated piecing = liberated houses! I took a “liberated houses” class at a local quilt shop but my blocks didn’t end up in a quilt! Congrats! to Kristin for getting hers done.
I had a riot quilting this one!
First, having a large supply of Superior Threads So Fine 50, helped with thread selection. I matched the fabrics so the thread added quilting texture.
Warning: picture overload! Each house block has a different fill design and uses the 4 thread colors. Quilting fun and liberating!
Thanks for looking! Linda
Last November, I spent a weekend with my sisters. We foraged through Marge’s closet and found lots of fun stuff! One of the finds was a cheater quilt that Marge had hoped to hand quilt. As you know, I’ve been collecting “vintage” tops to finish on my longarm. Just what I need, more UFOs!
Here’s the quilt finished and bound before washing and drying. I did not pre-wash the fabrics because I wanted to wash and dry the quilt for the wrinkly, antique look.
Here’s the quilt after washing. Every flower center is quilted with a different design. That was the fun part for me! I challenged myself to get out rulers, that I never use, to create a fill pattern. I enjoyed doing freehand feathers the most and had to refrain from putting a feather in each one!
I love it! It’s going to be very hard to give this quilt back to Marge!
Every flower block is outlined and echoed, which gives lots of texture. The petals and leaves puff out giving it the impression of applique.
The binding is a dark gold Kona cotton. I love it! Thanks for looking! Linda
I’m linking with A Stitch In Time for a January 2013 finish.
Check out other finishes here.
This is another large original quilt by Linda P. using poppy panels and lots of random piecing. I love how she used multiple fabrics and pieced elements to make this quilt. The quilting is a mixture of freehand “drawings”. Each element has it’s own style of texture. Enjoy the pics!
And Linda never fails to surprise me with her “everything but the kitchen sink” backs.
There’s still time to enter to win Jennifer Chiaverini’s new book, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker”! Here’s the link.
This quilt was made for a hubby who loves to play horseshoes!
The big triangles were fun to add whimsical, custom designs. I hope he liked it!
Here’s a couple pics showing the quilting detail from the front and the back.
My quilting buddy, Candace, finished another butterfly quilt for her latest granddaughter Kinsey. The other quilts are pink, purple and yellow. Here’s a link to their pictures.
This is a fun quilt to “quilt”! I try to keep the same designs as the others but even with pictures and diary, each one is unique!
Look for a couple more posts today and tomorrow reflecting on the year and a giveaway I’ll be hosting the first two weeks of January!