Thursday, October 17, 2013

The reveal

I am so excited to share this one with you.
I had a lot of fun quilting this one and
learned a lot. I am getting the hang of it.
This one is mine, all mine, to hang in my dining room. 
 I've had this one in my head for awhile
and finally got to make it.
Wouldn't you know it would rain the day I wanted
to take pictures. I couldn't get the flash turned off and it 
wash out the pictures alittle.
Let me give some of the details.
It is 53X53 wallhanging.
The colors are a little brighter in the pictures.
I used W&N cotton batting for the bottom layer and my beloved wool batting that I bought in Paducah for the top layer.
I used silk thread and when I ran out of that, and didn't have time to reorder, I used So Fine.
I wish now I had used the Glide thread that I love.
I divided up the areas and found while quilting that I needed
to divide more of the areas, based on Lisa Calle's concept.
The design in the triangle is one that I bought from Judi at Green Fairy Quilts.  All of the other designs are mine made with rulers and some templates I made.
I just realized I didn't take a picture of the borders but you can see a corner in this pictures.  A lot of feathers, micro stippling, pebbles and McTavishing.  I don't like the thread build up when feathers have a spine, so I quilt mine without one.
I know a lot of pictures but I am very proud of this one.
I love everything about it and it turned out very close to what I had in my head.
Thanks you for visiting.
Have a sewing good weekend.


  1. Oh.My.Gosh!!!! Diane, that is just spectacular!!! You should be very very proud of your accomplishment - it is quite a work of art!! Ab-so-lutely AMAZING!!!! Whoop whoop!!!

    1. Thank you very much Sarah. I really enjoyed making this one.

  2. proud is what you should be this is the most beautifully done quilt, the applique is lovely and the quilting wow it really is remarkable, I am running out of words get this into a quilt competition as more people need to see this.

  3. Hello Diane,

    Your quilt is completely wonderful. I am so glad you are keeping it - you deserve to have it hanging on your wall after all the hard work you have put into it.

    Love from England,

  4. Absolutely breathtaking. You should be proud. You are an artist with your design and machine. Wonderful that you are going to keep it.

  5. That is one stunning quilt. I hope you get a chance to enter it in a show. Wow!

  6. Stunning quilt! I would have not gathered from the little icon image at Richard and Tanya's that I was in for a treat seeing your fabulous quilt. Love the quilting!

  7. This is stunning! Wow, amazing work! I'm glad you linked up to TGIFF!, but to eligible for the OctoberQuest 2 prizes, you need to link back to the party in your post. I've unlinked you, but I hope you do link back up if you add the link. :)

  8. Diane, this is amazing! I dream of one day being able to pull this level off. :) Absolutely beautiful. Glad you shared lost of pictures. My 15yo was also mesmerized and pored over the images. I even caught her zooming them larger to inspect details that impressed her. (and me!) So, when you said you wished you'd used Glide, did you mean overall? Or instead of the So Fine? What would you have liked better about it?

  9. Absolutely stunning! Never mind the flash - what a gorgeous quilt! I'm just getting started with long arm quilting. Someday, maybe someday, I'll get to this point. Wow!

  10. I am speechless. It is absolutely gorgeous. You have every right to be proud of it. You did a fabulous job.

  11. It is truly amazing. All I can say is WOW! Yes, you should be proud, just beautiful.

  12. Boy am I glad I dropped by here tonight! I am so amazed at how fast you have just bloomed into a fabulous and talented quilter. I need to come take lessons from you. So proud of your accomplishment and this quilt is breathtaking!
    Love it!!!

  13. really pretty quilting
    Margaret Gunn