Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How Quilting Changes a Quilt

This quilt top (measured 103"x78") was sent to me by Jennifer for some special quilting:

Quilt top before quilting.

Quilting after 14.5 hours of quilting!

I used Quilter's Dream cotton select batting and Aurifil threads in (near) matching colors--White (#2024), Burgundy (#1103), Dark Navy (#2784) and Grey (#2605).  I used Aurifil Grey Smoke (#5004) in the bobbin and really like how the quilting looks on the back:

Commission quilt back.

You can see the work in progress photos of this quilt here.

Jennifer was so pleased with the quilting, and we were lucky enough to meet in person at QuiltCon this year!

13 comments:

  1. #QuiltTheLifeIntoIt While the quilting thread blends in, the texture and additional visual appeal that you added to this quilt is outstanding. It's awesome that Jennifer was pleased and that you got to meet. I love the backs of the quilts you quilt, they are just stunning. :) <3

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  2. That star just pops off the back! Love it! Yes yes yes to quilt the life into it!

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  3. Oh, Renee!! This is all kinds of awesome!!! I don't know which I like more, the front or the back :D You totally rocked this and so cool that you were able to meet Jennifer and really, how could she be anything but giddy about the quilting!! Beautifully done, my friend!!

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  4. Wow, you're really not kidding that quilting can change a quilt! I'm still in the walking foot stages where the changes are not so dramatic. Beautiful quilting!

    Greetings from Germany!

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  5. That is intense! It is pretty amazing how much quilting can change a quilt, and for me I think that's part of why I'm so nervous to dive into anything crazy. Then again, my aesthetic gravitates toward crisp and simple, so maybe it's that. Either way, your quilting is incredible. Gorgeous work!

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  6. I love how you took a fairly simple quilt and made it really shine. It makes me want to go quilt something.

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  7. Love how you brought out the basic design on both sides. Beautiful!

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  8. This is amazing!! I love the top, buit the quilting makes it so special!!! My compliments.

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  9. Beautiful job on quilting this one. I love how thread is the icing on the quilt cupcake.

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  10. It amazes me every time how much the quilting adds to the finished quilt. This one is no exception.

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  11. How beautiful!!! Your quilting really brings it alive and lends such depth!

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  12. This quilting is magical! The quilt is a wedding gift and there are little hearts intermingled and the bride and grooms names and wedding date quilted in. Beautiful!

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