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Monday, February 28, 2011

I have been doing this for most of the last 4 or so weeks.  It has kept me busy - and hot!!
This is my first comissioned quilt.  The one I got to play on :)

I have finished it now - the owner, Rosemary, has the binding and the washing to do now.
I wasn't quite sure how to go about it at first and did all the SID and round the applique first. 
Then it was block by block sewing as I felt each block needed to compliment it. 


Showing the back.

and the blocks.  This one had me a bit stumped for a while, but the two circles and the feathers sorted it for me.

A dragon fly in flight.

A lily floating on the water.
( Not sure why this photo turned on its side)

A butterfly in flight

Then amongst the water, the ladybug hiding ;)

And the water lily. Andrea designed the flower in the middle.

The frog sitting amongst its eggs ..

Anther butterfly in flight


Another water lily floating

and another dragon fly and frog!


 and showing the edge of the quilt.
All these were sitting in the swirl of the water ...

I am now taking a short break and will start again tomorrow.

29 comments:

Marj said...

Beautiful quilt and your quilting is spectacular.

Laura said...

This quilt is such a simple design, yet your quilting makes it look stunning. Great work!

LaDonna and Diana said...

I love your quilting and how it complements the beautiful quilt!

LaDonna

LeKaQuilt said...

Its an beautiful quilt, but the quilting is amazing!

maria rosaria said...

Che spettacolo!!!!!!

Frances Leate said...

Joan your quilting is absolutely wonderful and I love how each block is quilted differently but they really complement each other. A truly lovely quilt. Happy stitching!

Chartreuse Moose said...

I'm dazzled...what wonderful quilting you've done! Just amazing!!! Each section looks like the perfect compliment...grand! What a treasure you've created for someone!

Crispy said...

OMGOSH Joan the quilting is amazing!! I hope she puts it into a show because it certainly will win a ribbon for the quilting!! Just Beautiful!!

Crispy

Renée's Country Quilts said...

PERFECT!! Just like you beautiful!
Love your ART as always.
Renee

Joanne said...

Unbelievable stunning!!♥

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilting wonderful. Without it there might be just to much background in these blocks, with it it's beautiful!

Janet said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilting on this one Joan!! It's a lovely quilt and the owner is going to be jumping for joy.

Borderline Quilter said...

Looks wonderful Joan...your customer will be thrilled!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Leeanne said...

You did such a great job! I love the frog and how you quilted him.Roll on all the work you will get now!

Cathi said...

Your quilting is amazing!

Karen said...

Fabulous!!!!! Rosemary is going to love it!

Melody said...

You've done an amazing job and the quilt is fabulous too. Just wonderful.

Ivory Spring said...

The quilting is stunning! I love how you highlighted the applique in each block.

Kim said...

I love your quilting. So much creativity, time and care were involved to make this quilt shine. Great job!

butrfly2200 said...

What a beautiful quilt and you did a great job quilting it.

Joan said...

Kim, Thank you for your lovlely comment - I didnt have an email for you - so I hope you get my answer. It was lovely to have your visit :)

Vivian said...

Oh Joan, your quilting is fabulous.

rebeka said...

Your quilting is soberbius!! How much work is there!? Nessie now is dreaming?Bye!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful piece of work! Sometimes I don't like all the quilting around a block, but these look perfect! They add to the whole.
Such patience.

Kathie said...

omg the quilting is amazing , the quilt is just beautiful
wow am I ever impressed!
Kathie

What Comes Next? said...

gorgeous Joan!

Feather on a Wire said...

Love the way you've echoed the circles of the lily pads in the rest of the quilt, very clever and very beautiful.

Elly D said...

This is a beautiful quilt and your machine quilting is awesome, WOW! I hope your headache has now cleared up.
Ellyx

Rhonda said...

You've done a sterling job on the quilting, Joan. I saw this in your studio and we discussed the issues you were having with it. Adding the inner quilting to those circles has really made them stand out. Wonderful quilting!!

--Rhonda