Sunday, 6 April 2008

Spring Mini Finished

Here it is - and I'm pretty pleased with the quilting. Judy Potts did a demonstration on free motion quilting at quilt club this Saturday and she had some samples to show us. I saw this pretty background stippling flower which I thought would be perfect. Then I found a lovely continuous leaf pattern in a library book and adapted it a bit for the border by doing an echo around each leaf - all in one continuous line. I've suggested that the vase is sitting on a table by quilting wood grain on the lower part of the background.

I'm going to hang this on my wall for a bit and then I'll be packing up the Four Seasons Spring Swap to send to my swappee. And when it has reached its home I have a story and a secret to tell you!

7 comments:

Fiona said...

I didn't think this quilt could get any better ... until I saw that gorgeous quilting!

Nellie's Needles said...

Delightful! I like the abstractness of it ... that it's not structured realism. The thing is, that it must be looked at closely to realize this, because it "reads" as realistic representation. Kudos!

What size is it? I'm always curious as to the scale I'm seeing.

Chris and Sarah said...

love it mum - and just showed it to Jessica and she said 'i love it' and 'that's the one i want, i want to make one like that'.

Janice said...

Ooh, ooh, let me take a bow! Thank you Fiona, thank you Nellie! Nellie - its just under 22" square, a little over the swap's guidelines of 16-20".

gwensmom said...

That quilt is so pretty and the quilting makes it even better. Great job!

miniaturequilter said...

There is so much detail in the quilting, it's lovely. By the way, I love the butterfly too (didn't notice it before -how'd I miss it?)

katelnorth said...

This is gorgeous - I hope it's for me :)