Tuesday, May 22, 2012

feathered finish... sort of

I was able to take my quilt to the quilt drop off today. The quilt show is this weekend.

It's not completely finished but close enough for display I think. There is a special Red and White exhibit planned and I didn't want to miss out.
I managed to get all the large red triangles quilted but the small squares and triangles will have to wait until I get it back - that's all that's left to do.
The center was my favorite part to do. Drawing the design and seeing it come to life was very fun.
I put the last stitches into the binding last night at 11pm. This morning was lovely and sunny - I had about 10 minutes to get some pictures before taking the kids to school.
Here is how I turned the corner. I used the flower motif from the red squares in the corner and added a couple feathers to "hold hands" with the rest of the border design. The circles filled in the space.
I quilted my initials and the year into the the border as well. This is the 3rd quilt I've done this way. I rarely get around to putting labels on my quilts. (too eager to start the next project :0)
The grass is long and uneven in our back yard - makes the edges look wavy - but it was a beautiful morning and I love the morning light in our backyard.
I am so relieved to have made the deadline and so very ready to work on something else! My Mom is coming to go to the show and my 2 oldest daughters will accompany us. I'll take some pictures to share.
Happy Quilting!!

21 comments:

Béa said...

Your work is AMAZING !

Sue said...

Janet, your quilt is lovely and the quilting just wonderful.

Hope you win a ribbon it would be well deserved.

Barb said...

Beautiful Janet!
It such an heirloom quality about it. Your corners are a great solution, looks great.
It will surely win a prize and look wonderful in the R&W exhibit.
I sure hope you can take photos -
xo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow..stunningly beautiful!

Ginny Worden said...

Janet, your quilt is a beautiful work of art, and I will keeping my eye out for it this weekend. Hope you get to enjoy some time at the Park this weekend.

Heather said...

The quilting is spectacular!

Coach Tina said...

This quilt is beautiful! I really love the red and white and the quilting is amazing! GREAT JOB! Good Luck in the show!

Frances Leate said...

Wow this is a wonderful quilt and the quilting is stunning - it is often hard to actually let it go and not keep adding more. Good luck!

LC said...

Janet, this is a beautiful quilt and the quilting is perfect!

Jan said...

Love all of the quilting designs, and the perfection of it! Wonderful quilt - make room for ribbons!

YankeeQuilter said...

Really beautiful! Your quilting gives it so much life!

Kate said...

Gorgeous, stunning...
When it comes back from the show will you treat us to a photo of the back?
Good luck!!

Emma said...

Yeah! It looks pretty done to me. So, are you working on vines now. :)

Marit said...

Fantastic quilting!!!
; )

Janet said...

Congratulations, I've loved seeing this beauty evolve. The quilting is superbly executed, love it to bits!!

Ivory Spring said...

Janet,

You do some gorgeous work! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

Have a great afternoon.

Lori said...

It is beautiful Janet!!! The quilting is really amazing. So nice it is ready to share at the exhibit!!

JohnR said...

Hope Mom & your two dear daughters had a nice time at the quilting show.
BTW that's a nice quilt! ;)

Carrie P. said...

Janet, your quilt is stunning. Well done. You should be very proud.

Dixie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Janet! Wow - what an accomplishment. Wonderful to see it finished!

libbyquilter said...

the quilting on this is stunning~!!~ i seen that it was in the show with many ohers and have to say that it looked quite fabulous within that setting too.

thanks for sharing the many photos of the show. i enjoyed looking at them very much~!!~

:-)
libbyQ