Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First and Last

Why first and last?  Well, this quilt was the last client quilt on my frame for 2014 and the first one for 2015.  This beauty was on my quilt frame for quite some time - not only is it a giant king size but I also quilted it quite densely!  I thought I would share...





Because the quilt is almost bigger than any room in my house, this is the best picture I could get of the whole quilt.  It is a Judy Niemeyer paper-pieced pattern and done in various gray, white and black batiks.





This quilt had a lot of negative space to fill in so I went with a stacked swirl design.  I tried to take photos from the front of the quilt as I quilted it but the quilting was hard to photograph...



But the back was a different story!




This one had everything - swirls, pebbles, linework and figure eights.  The backing was a dark gray and I used multiple colors of thread in white, grays and black.




I even created a fun pattern by planning some larger pebbles at the top of some spikes.  You can't really see it from the top but it is a hidden secret seen only on the back.




 It is so easy to miss areas when you quilt big quilts like this.  Before I unpin from my machine, I always spend a lot of time going over all the designs.  Thankfully on this one it was good to go!




The customer has already picked up her quilt and was over the moon!  Over the last 6 years I think I have done about 8 of these types of quilts for her.  I shared one I did for her in 2013.




Crazy, Huh!?!



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25 comments:

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

Wow, look at that back! Amazing work!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Cynthia, that is breathtaking!! The quilt itself looks like it was meticulously pieced and I just love the black and white. Your quilting rocks that quilt!! Great job, I just love the back too! So beautiful. The two of you make a great team!!

julieQ said...

Wow!! You are an amazing quilter!!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

This is really a work of art, Cynthia. I love the muted tones chosen by the piecer, and your quilting is just fabulous. It is so fun to see the hidden beauty on the backing. How awesome that she loves and appreciates your work!

PeggyinNO said...

OMGosh, this is amazing! You turned a beautifully pieced quilt into a show stopper! Your quilting is amazing! Beautiful work of art!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so amazing! How do you decide and then plan out what you will for each section? It boggles my mind! Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Your quilting is just amazing, it really takes the quilt to the next level.

Kristen Jones said...

This is stunning!!! The pieced top is amazing and your quilting is just gorgeous!!

Vicki in MN said...

Wowee that is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing that eye candy.

MartiDIY said...

Gorgeous quilt, both piecing and quilting. I wish you lived near me; your quilting is incredible.

Jasmine said...

This is incredible. I could look at it all day. Thanks so much for sharing.

Maggie said...

Wow that is great! I just love the quilting on the back!

Rike Busch said...

Wow! such a fantastic quilt with a wonderful quilting! just amazing!
Greetings, Rike

Michele said...

Wow is right. That is absolutely gorgeous.

sue said...

Your quilting takes my breath away!

Sandra Walker said...

Cynthia, this is stunning. I LOVE the secrets in quilts, and this one that can only be appreciated from the back view is the coolest. Love all the designs you so painstakingly did. Now to check out the link to her other quilt you provided...

Jayne said...

OMG! Not only to the huge size of the quilt, but the quilting! WOW! I want you to quilt for me!! Just beautiful!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Crazy Fun!!!

Suze said...

That quilt is absolutely stunning. The quilting always makes the quilt come to life. Thank you for sharing your exquisite work.

Pamela Boatright said...

Wow! I have just got to send you a quilt to finish for me one of these days!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful quilt and the quilting you have done is perfect for it!

Vera said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful work both of you done!

Alycia said...

Wow!! Just Wow!! I bet that took forever - but how strikingly gorgeous!!!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

OH MY GOODNESS is all I can say..It is so beautiful. Your quilting is amazing!

Judy said...

Amazing, beautiful work.

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