Sunday, 31 July 2011

Flourish!

In 2010 I took an online class with Adam Chenevert on MQR, Wholecloth Design and Execution...the white quilt here in my blog header and background was my first wholecloth from that class.
I designed three wholecloths at that time and intended to quilt them in order but my number three quilt was insisting to be the second one quiltedI designed this quilt on Easter Sunday 2010 and originally named it Easter Parade, you can read about it in this post.

So, after much planning and deciding that's what I've been up to....Lavender Silk Dupioni on top and a paler lilac for the back, Glide thread in the needle and Bottomline in the bobbin, double batting of Hobbs 80/20 and Quilters Dream Wool.....39 x 39 inches...12 bobbins....  even on a longarm this takes time and patience, 67&1/2 hours including marking and binding but not the design work and printing, (but I am slow, I like to enjoy the experience).

Here it is, 'Flourish'...... 




Finished size is 39 x 39 inches....


The Back....


With permanently fitted hanging sleeve...


There were three main motifs...








Definitely feathers with a 'Flourish'!

Edited to thank you all for the wonderful comments....I appreciate them all, 'Thank You'!



33 comments:

  1. It is truly stunning! What a beautiful design, and the fabric is gorgeous! These types of quilting take a lot of time, but yours is so worth it.

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  2. This is just beautiful! I don't even have enough words to describe it. You did a fantastic job!! I hope to be able to do this someday. :)

    I enjoy your blog. Found you at TQS.

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  3. OMG Your quilt is beautiful.

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  4. Yay! It should be dripping with ribbons!

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  5. Takes my breath away. Gorgeous!

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  6. I am stunned and speechless!

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  7. Wow~! So elegant. You have done a wonderful job. I am drawn to the pebbles in the border. How creative. Love it~!~!

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  8. Gorgeous! Time well spent!

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  9. Wow - Kay that is absolutely stunning. What a beautiful work of art!! Bit gob smacked actually :)

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  10. Incredible! It was well worth the wait. Flourish is the perfect name for it. :D

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  11. Fabulous, Kay, and deserves a show outing or two...

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  12. Kay, have you thought about entering this into a quilt show? I am thinking Festival of Quilts next year ...I think everyone would be very interested to see your work, and I do think more whole cloths need to be seen...Pippa

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  13. OMG, simply stunning. Actually, I'm quite "blown away" by it. Was that 67 and a half hours? or 671 hours??

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  14. gorgeous!! do you need my address so you know where to send it?? *giggle*

    well worth the wait :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Absolutely breathtaking.

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  16. This is so, so gorgeous! Your quilting and the textures created by it are just lovely!

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  17. It's all been said already! Just beautifull.

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  18. Kay,

    Another stunning result, and when I grow up I want to be just like you !!!!

    Janette x x

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  19. Incredible, absolutely stunning quilt design and beautifully quilted.

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  20. Kay, this is really amazingly exquisite! I think it's a real winner too. Congratulations on such a gorgeous piece!

    Linda Craig

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  21. WOW!! that is amazing. I can only dream to quilt that fabulously... Congratulations :)

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  22. Absolutely scrumptious Kay! You have certainly come a long way in a short time.

    I definitely think it's time you started the show circuit.

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  23. I, too, think your whole cloth quilt is beautiful, stunning, awesome and much more. You truly have a skill.
    I found your blog via APQS and am happy I did.
    I enjoyed reading about Scotland and the things happening there. I have plans to some day visit there.
    Nancy, USA

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  24. Kat, it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. Stunning! And my favorite colors, too!!! The Quilting Gallery sent me from Facebook to look over here! WOW 67+ hours!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. That is magnificent. I love your feathers, that spine is magic.

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  27. maravilhoso.Como não tenho condições de ter uma maquina dessas, me contento olhando essas maravilhas.

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  28. I just bought a Millennium, Betty, and love what I can do, but you inspire me to try more!!! I do free motion and was wondering if you mark your quilts or is it free motion?? Absolutely stunning!!

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