Helen's Quilt finished

Okay, first I have to apologize for not getting a picture of this whole quilt.  It was huge - really big.  And, by the time I was ready to take pictures I realized that it is possible that a certain 2 year old threw away my camera - ugh!  Anyway, you have to suffer through phone pictures on this one, sorry.
 
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Helen put together this fabulous quilt.  It really feels like it was made for me with all the sweet fairies and the pink and green - my all time favorite color combo.  The quilt is just beautiful.  She used a damask fabric (I think that is what the fabric is) for the the sash, border and the embroidery blocks.  It was perfect for this quilt.  Every time I looked at the quilt I loved how "elegant" it looked.  I was sad to send it back, but happy that Helen will now be able to enjoy her quilt all finished.

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I used Magnifico thread for the top and So Fine thread for the bobbin, it was a great combo. 

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Helen said her taste for quilting is more simple, so I did my best to tone down my need to be extra detailed. 
I think it worked out great.

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These cute fairies are downloadable patterns by Sue Box, you can order this group called "Enchanted Fairy Treasures" here.

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Working on this quilt made me want to get an embroidery machine, seems like it would be fun.  I know it is a lot of work too - but the combo of machine embroidery and machine quilting is really fun.  At least I think so.

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The lettering used in the embroidery is from the Pfaff/Viking 5D Software.

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The best part about this quilt is that I really had a chance to work on my free motion quilting.  There is a little ruler work in this quilt, but a lot of free motion.  That is what I love most about quilting, free motion.

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I tried to keep all the blocks different and change up the quilting as much as I could.

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The straight lines in the diamond blocks turned out great and I love the way the blocks on the left of the above picture turned out.

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Feathers are always fun to quilt, so the big rectangles in this quilt were the right area to quilt them in. I haven't quilted traditional feathers for a while, so it was fun.

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The border was a lot of fun to do.  I am surprised I left it like this, I could have done more in the small squares, but sometimes less is more and I think it worked out for this quilt.

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Love the back.

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Thank you Helen for letting me quilt on your beautiful quilt.  It really was a pleasure!



June 11, 2013 by Judi
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