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Monday, December 12, 2011

Labyrinth Quilt - FMQ

At last - a finish!!




Just over a month from start to finish - not bad for me !!!

and some photos to follow showing some more of the details....


The second border row is why I will have to wash and soak now to get the blue lines out. 
No other marks anywhere :)



Can you see my trademark Ladybug ? Nestled in the corner?
Its not really very big, and hard to find when looking for it on the whole quilt - but that is the fun part.


Swirls to match the fabric - sort of..


I unpicked the border I mentioned earlier and "Leafed it"
Thank you again to Kim Stotsenburg for her book 'just Leaf It'
It worked a treat Kim and I also did some on the outer border

Blogger turned the one above and below sideways :(


Some of the back

The lower section of the back - as you can see my backing didnt work too well and I have a couple of 'gathered sections' 
I need to starch a little more for the nwxt big quilt.



As I didnt have enough of the cream fabric for the backing - I added some more batic - the brown and some of the same one in the outer border.

The outer border was done with green on the back as wlell as a darker shade on the top.
The leafed border I re=-did...is sewn with blue at the back as in the fromt.

I used Aurifil 50 weight on the top and bobbin, and for the dark blue Guttermans 50...but this was not nearly as good as the Aurifil  I only used up what I had.

I used mostly Microtex 70 needles but the best where the 70 titanium needles.

Now I think thats more than enough of this quilt!!
I am weary.... so today I will rest  and then...

start again on my WCQ.

29 comments:

Ethne said...

WOW fantastic - well done Joan, a great success and fantastic quilting - oops sorry can't see the ladybird

Leeanne said...

Stunning Joan, you really have done a wonderful job!
That's is fantastic to have finished in one month, I usually have so much on the go it takes me ages to finish something! Happy days to you.

Cathy H said...

Joan your quilt looks great and the quilting on the backing fabric shows off those fantastic leaves you have done. The ladybug ..... well can't find her...

Borderline Quilter said...

Wonderful Joan, I have so many quilts I want to do next year and this is one of them.....I could see your little ladybug in the corner....Great quilt

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Beatriz said...

Wonderful job.
Yes, I can see the ladybug on the light row, facing 2 blues.
Congratulations!

Diane said...

what a beautiful quilt-it is amazing to me that it only took a month with all that detailed quilting. Congratulations on finishing it is such a good feeling!
Enjoy your day of resting!

LynCC said...

Very nice~!! And that was FM on a tabletop, not a longarm? Wow.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, Joan! You have been super busy. I can't believe the quilt is DONE! You need to channel along some energy my end... :)

Beautiful job.

Sue Daurio said...

I've been watching anxiously for the finish! AS always, it's just stunning. I don't know how you come up with the perfect quilting all the time. It is just gorgeous, that border, is stunning!

Linda said...

Stunning quilting, Joan!

Joanne said...

WOW! It looks amazing!! Good for you!
I love the contrast between the straight lines and the more intricate details, I am starting to realize the importance of contrast in quilting.

Patti said...

I really love this. I have been watching it's progress. You did a great job of quilting too.

Marls said...

Stunning quilt. It has been great to watch the progress and now to see it finished it is WOW. Your quilting is fantastic and you do deserve a rest after that effort.

Leeann said...

Wow this design is gorgeous, and the quilting is great. You must be so happy with it. Love the ladybird too.

Vania said...

Che splendido lavoro!!!
Complimenti!!
Vania

*karendianne. said...

What a great finish! Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing all these great photos and excellent information along with them. I really really really like the leaf work, Joan. Great to just Leaf It!

Kim S said...

Absolutely love it... love your leaves!!!! Can I post it on my blog? Please, please, please!

pinewood said...

Your quilt looks fabulous. Love the Lady Bug.
Thanks for the tips regarding needles, I did not know you could get 70 titanium needles. I love Auriful thread, and I also like Silk.

Janet said...

What a beautiful finish Joan, congratulations. It looks super fantastic. I clicked on all the photos just so I could admire all the wonderful details.

Marie-José H said...

Wauw, this is so great. And just in one month. Did you sleep? No time to sleep I guess:-) It was just made for this bed. So wunderful.

Beatriz said...

Again: this quilt of yours is just amazing!

Thank you for your comment on my little centerpiece. Yes, I´m very busy beyond words making clutches but I´m also glad beyond words delivering orders!

Come visit the new blog where I show the clutches, if you can.
http://lisstyle.blogspot.com

Happy hollidays for you and the ones you love.

What Comes Next? said...

well done Joan - start to finish on a big quilt in a month is just fabulous, and what a gorgeous quilt!

Lis Style said...

I´l thrilled with your first comment on this stating blog!
Thanks!

Helen in the UK said...

STUNNING quilting! Great job :)

sandgroper14 said...

It looks fantastic, Joan!

--Rhonda

ritainalaska said...

saw this posted on aurifil's fb page ... your quilt is gorgeous!

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