Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Glorious Finish

I have a very talented customer who loves to paper piece and about once a year, she completes one of Judy Niemeyer's beautiful quilt patterns.  We have teamed up on about five of them to date.  I just completed this Glacier Star for her and thought I would share with you some pictures of the quilting and her beautiful color work.



The entire outside border was quilted with a double line radiating to the center.  It worked great against the curved lines of the flying geese.




I did some simple line dancing to create an orange peel effect in the star points.  I also quilted in some "S" curve quilting in the white background to add a 3D texture.



To complement the straight lines in the outside border, I added some echo quilting in some of the smaller starburst blocks.



The wonky geese around the center star medallion also got some echo line quilting.



To accentuate the flowing flying geese weaving throughout the quilt, I tightly stippled in the background fabrics.  I also quilted pebbles in the dark navy areas to add dimension throughout the quilt.  An inner blue border on point also received some straight line quilting.


Here is a photo showing how the different quilted shapes worked to define various areas of the quilt.



Sadly, I don't have a space large enough to lay the quilt out to get a great picture.  The quilt is about 100" square.  On my own quilts, I usually spread them on my lawn but I won't take a chance with quilts from my customers.

The quilt will be displayed this July at the Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters Oregon. So if you get a chance to attend, you can see it there. I am hoping to get a picture or two of it hanging in all of its glory.  The customer and I were both really pleased with how it turned out.



Mariner’s Compass Pattern


When the customer picked up the quilt, she also brought her color plans for the next one, which is the Mariner's Compass.  I can't wait to see it once it is completed!











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Linking up with Cindy at Live a Colorful Life, Leah for FMQ Friday and TGIFF.


17 comments:

Barb said...

That's gorgeous! A gorgeous quilt and gorgeous quilting. Fun, fun!

Diann Little Penguin Quilts said...

It is just amazingly beautiful! What wonderful work you do!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

I am very much an at-home quilter, I quilt my own little quilts with straight lines and try not to mess up my top! But your quilting makes the quilt better! It's amazing to see - thanks for all the detailed pics.

Jenny Bonynge said...

Simply beautiful!

Mindful quilter said...

That is a stunning quilt, I want to do a Judy Niemeyer pattern one of these days

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and your quilting adds so much!

Pat Merkle said...

Yes, I would agree this is a glorious finish!

Marelize Ries said...

Absolutely stunning! Your quilting is just what it needed...

Jess said...

This looks great! I love your quilting.

Carla said...

The quilting brings out the best in the quilt. Beautiful.

straythreads said...

Beautiful quilting really accentuates the design

LynCC said...

You did such a nice job on that! I love Niemeyer quilts, and have sewn the smaller version of this one. One day I'll get brave and pull it onto my FMQ table! Well done here. :D

Liz Gellert said...

Wow. That is the opposite of anything I would pick to do, but it looks amazing. A great quilt and great quilting!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These are the sort of quilts that inspire people like me to keep plugging away :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Fantastic quilting Cynthia! You took a Judy Niemeyer quilt pattern that is already a wowser to stunning with the quilting. If I lived closer I would visit the quilt show but since we're across country not able. If you get there take some pictures of it on display.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

This quilt is amazing and your quilting really accents it well!! Thanks for sharing at TUesday ARchives Cynthia!

Sandra Walker said...

Breathtaking. The colour, the piecing proficiency and the icing on the cake of the quilting. Wow wow wow.