Harriot by Sue Cody

Okay, so I am thrilled to finally share with you the final results of this beautiful quilt, Harriot.  This is another masterpiece by Sue Cody and appliqued to perfection by Beth, you have seen some of her other work on here - most recently, Sweet Surrender. Beth is an amazing appliquer and I am thrilled to be able to work on her quilt tops.

This time I wanted to share with you Beth's work.  You can see in the picture above how small her stitches are and how precise the hand stitching is.  I am still in awe of her work, so thrilled to have a part of it.

I only used 1 layer of batting for this quilt top.  It is going to hang on a wall, so no need for the double layer- plus, that was Beth's request.

Whenever I am working with a lot of applique I have to free motion quilt from one side to the other, I work my way to the applique, stitch around it and then fill all around.  You can see that if you look carefully at the picture above.

Beth requested that I do a similar fill that I had done on a previous quilt of hers, you can see that here. I definitely added more detail and feathers in this quilt and I think the end result is fantastic.

I used almost a full cone of 60wt Glide thread and over 13 Magna Glide Bobbins

I ended up needing my straight ruler for the diamond shapes and my purple disappearing marker for the diamonds as well, other than that - this quilting was all free-motion work on my A1 Elite Longarm.
It is so fun to look at the applique and I really love the quilting in the background. It makes the applique look like it was placed on top.  That is my ultimate goal when quilting with applique.

If you look at the applique, you see all the fussy cutting that went on.  Amazing!  Also, I had a lot of fun with some of the flies.  I made the quilting look like they were in motion. 

Fun close up. 

Here is another look at the flies in motion, I just love it!  I really had fun quilting this top.

I just love the texture of the quilt.  I hope you are enjoying it as well.  I can tell you that the pictures do not give this quilt justice.  It is so beautiful in person.


I look at this quilt with so much awe.  The designer, Sue Cody is amazing - the appliquer, Beth is equally amazing in her skill and then I had the chance to quilt it.  It takes 3 people to create a masterpiece and I am happy to be a part of it.

And, the back!  I couldn't share this finish without sharing the back of the quilt.  It looks amazing with all that texture.

Okay, so on to the next project!  I have lots of fun ideas for new patterns that will come out later this year.  So, stay tuned for my next quilting adventure!

June 02, 2017 by Judi
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Cheryl Martel

Cheryl Martel said:

I am in constant awe of your talent. Incredible work. I only wish you could do one of mine just to say “Judi Madsen worked her magic.”!!

Geraldine Bleakney

Geraldine Bleakney said:

This quilt is awesome. Both the incredibly beautiful appliqué and your stunning quilting! I am truly struck by all of it!

Karen Hacker

Karen Hacker said:

Loved all of your work for many years!! You keep getting better!! Karen

Ann cargile

Ann cargile said:

Your work is so inspiring. And the appliqué is unbelievable. The perfect pair!! Love your work…..gives me something to strive for…..even a little!?

Laura Cutsforth

Laura Cutsforth said:

Stunning! Every part of it, I can’t imagine the hours in this and I’m so amazed at what your imaginations can create.

Carol Muller

Carol Muller said:

Such a fun quilt! So much to look at! I love how you put the “flight trails” of the flies in it…actually, I love everything you put in it! ❤️

Kathy Allen

Kathy Allen said:

As always, breath taking. Absolutely gorgeous.


Karen said:

Just amazing, such a beautiful end result. Congratulations to you all!


Raelene said:

Wow! Your work is truely a work of art. Well done!
I asolutely love how the quilt has been enhanced by the quilting.
The quilting has become the standout.
Fantastic work all round.


Laura said:

Amy shared this on Facebook and I fell in love. I love every detail of this quilt. I feel inspired. The talent shows in every aspect from the design to the aplique and finally the quilting. I am not as talented as these ladies but I think I might try my own aplique quilt. Wow, just wow!



I like others, am in awe of this beautiful creation. I am in the beginning stages of an imagery based onThe Baltimore Album quilt & can appreciate the time & talented application of each of you.

My first appliqué was a King sized Irish Wild Flower quilt (Raw Edged) & I was hooked on appliqué.

Thank you for sharing this creation, absolutely gorgeous.

Sheri M

Sheri M said:

Truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing. It is an inspiration.

Linda N

Linda N said:

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the results of so much talent!! It made my day to see this.


Yvette said:

Esquisite work Ladies, you are true masters in your design, appliqueing and quilting skills, Hats off

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson said:

Simply AWESOME!!!!

Just fabulous

Just fabulous said:

Where can I buy a pattern of the quilt ?

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan said:

Prettiest quilt I have ever seen!

Jerry Seaton

Jerry Seaton said:

I don’t even begin to know how to tell you how absolutely amazing all of the work on this unbelievably beautiful quilt is. I have never seen anything to compare it to!! Thank you for sharing it!!


Linda said:

Absolutely stunning, EVERYTHING about this quilt is STUNNING, WOW I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BEAUTY ❤️♥️❤️♥️

Annette Crnkovich

Annette Crnkovich said:

WOW! What a gorgeous quilt. Such talent the both of you have. I just love it!! Fantastic job ladies. I look forward to viewing more of your work. Talk about magic fingers!!

Dianne Lowe

Dianne Lowe said:

What is the name of this pattern and where can I get it?

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Kathy said:

Hi I love this pattern. Do you know where I can purchase this pattern or any other sue Cody’ pattern. Thanks kathy

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