Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy National Quilters Day and a finish for St Patrick's day

I finished it, binding and all!!  So happy to have this one done.  It took for ever for me to quilt this cuz I just didn't know what to put in the big empty space.  A couple weeks ago I was going through some old quilt magazines and found this in the August/Sept 2011 issue of The Quilter Magazine.  As soon as I saw this I knew that was what I needed for the center.  Mary Nordeng has some wonderful books out but I wasn't able to find a blog.  Anyway, very inspirational, thanks Mary :)
Mary Nordeng's Circle of Blooms
So here's mine.  I just can't believe I did it.  I was a bit nervous trying to take on such a grand motif and mine is far from perfect but I was pleased as punch with the turn out.  And I only have 1 quilt left on the waiting to be quilted pile - woohoo!!  Oh back to this quilt....I used two layers of batting, Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs poly down.  Bottom Line thread in bobbin,  Superior Rainbow (Berry delightful) on the colored areas, 2 strands of bottom line in the white areas.  This one is resting comfortably on one of the guest beds.







19 comments:

  1. Oh, my, gosh, Sue!! This is gorgeous and your quilting is spectacular!! I'm pretty new at all of this but I have never heard of anyone using 2 layers of batting. Is that why the quilting has such punch and is the quilt warmer??

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  2. My goodness this is a beautu! You did a marvelous job of quilting this and love the colors.

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  3. Your work is just wonderful. I'm always so impressed with it.

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  4. Truly a marvelous piece of art! WOnderful fabrics, colours, pattern and the quilting is superb!

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  5. Such a gorgeous quit! Both the piecing and the quilting are exceptional! Well done!

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  6. That quilt is just gorgeous! Beautiful job! It looks great on the bed.

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  7. Gorgeous Sue, you have done a fabulous job of quilting this!!

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is gorgeous.....

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  10. That is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. I pve the colors. the quilting is amazing! when I grow up I want to be able to quilt like that. I am a longarm quilter but I can't do anything like that.

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  11. What fantastic work very inspirational

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  12. Thanks for the shout out, Sue. I do have a blog, but nothing on it yet. I have good intentions, but little time. You can always find me on Facebook or contact me at marynordeng@yahoo.com. Your rendition of my design is gorgeous .

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  13. Oh my gosh. I love your work. Beautiful, beautiful. And your website is fabulous too. I just signed on as one of your followers.

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