Tuesday, June 2, 2009

As Promised

Here are some more detailed photos of the quilt I've blogged about several times in the last couple of weeks.



Everything was done freehand except for using a ruler for stitching in the ditch along the rows and borders and the beadboard quilting along the outermost border. The center white sections contain a spirally flower design surrounded by stippling.






All of the scrappy squares (a million at last count)are quilted with continuous curves (I think that's what it's called), which results in an orange peel design (more visible on the back).


When I spread this on the floor in the good light of my friend's house, I was quite pleased with how it looked. I just made sure no one looked too closely....

A few of us have convinced my friend that the ideal binding for this quilt would be a prairie point border made out of the fabrics used for the squares. At first she was reluctant, but we talked her into hosting a "Painless Prairie Point Pizza Party (Purple and Pink Pajamas optional)" for our monthly sewing session next week. Everyone who comes will help out with making the prairie points that will be needed, so we should have them done in no time at all...it will also serve as a learning session for those who have never made prairie points.

The backing is a very pretty yellow which doesn't show up too well in the photo unfortunately.

Although she doesn't read my blog, I want to thank my friend Moddy for allowing me to play with her quilt without any pressure. Although the process was often stressful, it was an extremely educational and ultimately liberating experience.

12 comments:

Sara said...

It looks beautiful to me! I've got plenty of quilt tops if you need something to practice on. *laugh*

karenfae said...

you are right prairie points would look perfect on this quilt with those 30's prints for some reason it makes perfect sense. I bet she will be pleased with the border. I have never made them - you might need to do a lesson on your blog of how you make painless points :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Susan said...

For all of you Hills Creek Quilter blog readers...I have seen this quilt in person and up close and I can tell you that it is amazing!
I'm looking forward to the Prairie Point Party next week and seeing the quilt all finished!

Cheryl said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful! And prairie points in those fabrics would be great! I can't wait to see it completed!

Anonymous said...

Anya, the pictures just don't do the quilt or the quilting justice. The quilting is superb. You really have to see it in person to appreciate all the work you put into it. Great job.
Dori (MLQG)

Yvette said...

Thank you for the detailed pictures. I wish I could see it in person, it is just gorgeous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Anya, I cannot even imagine how much time you spent on this! The quilting is just incredible! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jackie said...

Anya, You did a fantastic job! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous and prairie points would be a terrific way to finish it off. I just love the whole quilt!

Heather said...

I really like the choice of the yellow boarder and then the pieced boarder. I'm not sure what you call how you quilting the outer pieced boarder, but it looks lovely as does the rest of the quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

Barb said...

Gorgeous quilt, Anya you did a beautiful job with your quilting. You will have a tough time convincing me it is a practice piece! Thank you for showing us more pictures, and Prarie Points sound perfect to me...wish I could join your party, what fun it will be!

sparkle jars said...

Gorgeous Quilt!!! :-)

Karen said...

Just beautiful!