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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Machine Quilting

A finish at last!!
And I have made it in time - whoopie

All washed and dried!

The back

One corner

I dont know why - but this photo turned itself sideways ??
My ladybug is on a feather - can you find it?



I was really delighted with it, and so pleased to see both the fine pencil I had drawn with and the washable Berol pen marking all washed out successfully
I did soak if for a couple of hours...and much to my horror there was a red dye from somewhere..so I kept washing it and all was well now.  I think it was from the Christmas style fabric backing.

Now on to other things.




24 comments:

Linda said...

Joan, it's amazing. Your quilting is just beautiful. Breath taking, I tell ya!! You have to be doing the happy dance right about now!! :-) I would have freaked if I saw all that dye in the water! I'm so relieved that it came out.

What Comes Next? said...

Oh Joan! It is gorgeous! What a fabulous job you have done - I love all the different fills and patterns you've used. Give yourself a pat on the back and a hug from me!

Emma said...

Excellent work! I bet you never imagined 12 months ago you would eb abel to quilt like this!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

It's absolutely stunning. I'm in awe!
Beautiful work.

Leeanne said...

just stunning Joan.I love this kind of heavy quilting and lots of ddetail, but so far I only get to do my own quilts this way as most of my customers prefer less quilting.

Eva said...

Fantástico
bss

Ethne said...

Great work Joan - I'm sure your neighbour will love it

Janet said...

Oh, it looks fantastic! I love every part of it and the lines in the border turned out to be a great contrast.

maria rosaria said...

Meraviglioso!!!!SEmplicemente splendido!!!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Joan, this is outstanding. It's beyond any words that I can offer. I think Linda's word - breathtaking - fits perfectly. I couldn't find the ladybug but I have a headache this morning so I think you'll understand.

I'm so impressed at your abilities!!!

Crispy said...

Again you have worked your magic. It's absolutely beautiful!!

Crispy

Sheila said...

Beautiful Joan, as always your quilting is amazing!

Diane said...

Just gorgeous! I'm so afraid to use marking pens-even after I test them!!

martha said...

zounds!

Wendy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I'm so jealous!

Mary L. said...

Amazing!

Frances Leate said...

I have enjoyed watching your progress with this project and the quilting is superb. Well done!

MichelleW said...

Stunning! Your work is beautiful.

Joanne said...

Congratulations!! It is stunning!!! Your quilting is always amazing!
I am glad the red wasn't a problem after all.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! What a scar! I think I would have been sick. Good for you to keep your cool and get the red out! It is gorgeous, of course!

Julia said...

It's absolutely stunning, Joan. I'm in awe!
Beautiful work... so glad the red came out..
Julia ♥

Laura said...

You should be teaching alongside Sharon Shamber, Karen MacTavish & Diane Gaudynski, your quilting is just so beautiful!

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

beautiful Joan! and I love the Kangaroos! :)

Beatriz said...

Sure is all of what has been already said - beautiful, breath taking, stunning, amazing, gorgeous, fantastic, outstanding beyond words...

Does your neighbor really know what a masterpiece she´s getting as a gift? Just wondering.

Insuring it wouldn´t be a bad idea.