For those of you who follow Thelma, you will recognize her Coastal Lily quilt. This is a quilt pattern designed by Minick and Simpson made in traditional colors, but the coloring in this quilt is more up my alley. There is some Bonnie and Camille and I spied some V and Co fabric as well. The quilt is just so happy. Before I even knew what quilt Thelma was sending me, I knew I wanted to quilt this one. It was such a wonderful surprise to find out she would be sending this to me. Totally meant to be, right?
I used Glide thread for the top, color 20005 pearl - and So Fine #402 for the bobbin. I used a double layer of batting, 100% cotton and 80/20 Hobbs. This gives the quilt more dimension to the quilt because of my detailed quilting. I marked the quilt as I advanced each row with my purple disappearing marker and I used my straight ruler to help me keep my lines straight. Everything else is free-motion quilting on my non-computerized A-1 longarm.
Okay, so now hopefully all the questions are answered and I can just talk about my quilting. I have to say thank you first to Thelma for letting me quilt this up. She lets me do my thing and I am so happy with how it turned out.
My favorite part of the quilt is the top and bottom row quilting. The stepping out squares was so fun to design and amazingly it worked out perfectly the first time I drew it out. It doesn't always happen that way, but when it does - I am so grateful!
Isn't the texture just awesome?
I wish it was staying on my quest room bed, but for now I'll just enjoy looking at it until I ship it off.
There are a lot of straight lines, stitch in the ditch and outlining that went into this quilt.
I loved how the lilies turned out. The outside 1/2 inch straight lines were perfect for the small side borders.
At the top of the above picture you can see a cute lily flower. I drew that up and came up with a template for this design. It was so fun to quilt up and I feel it gave a softness to the pieced lilies.
The feather motif was free motion quilted and I love the diamond corners in each one. I am so excited to finally have a finish! First one of the summer! I hope you like it!
And, one more thing! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my last couple of posts! You are so sweet to me. If you do have questions for me - please email me directly at judi (at) greenfairyquilts.com - it is easier for me to answer emails directly to me and not through the blog.