Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new idea....at least for me!

 I started this quilt up at the retreat in June.  I had seen this pattern in McCall's Quilting back in 2012.  I knew as soon as I saw it, that I would tackle it one day.  The designer Janelle Cedusky is so talented.
 I had it all cut before going up there and got most of it done while there!


 At this point, I knew I would take it home to complete.  It would require way to much concentration.
 I used Pellon's 'wonder under' and then cut out flowers to overlay here and there.  I then raw edge appliqued them on.
 The outside border quilting is a first for me.  I have learned so much by watching Amy at Amy's Freemotion Quilting Adventures.  The inside flowers were FMQ outline quilted and the center square was quilted on the outside edge.
 Trimming for the binding.
 Machine binding is so easy.
 I love a busy back, mistakes are far less visible!

Stats: 42x64
          Domestic machine quilted by me!
          Designer: Janelle Cedusky
          Printed in: McCall's Quilting, Sept/Oct 2012 (pg. 61)
          Title: Decoupage


Linking to: Let's Bee Social! at Sew Fresh Quilts.  WIP Wednesday! at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts.  Needle & Thread Thursday! at My Quilt Infatuation.  Free Motion Mavericks! at Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing.  Finish it Up Friday! at Crazy Mom Quilts.

26 comments:

Hannele said...

Your quilt is really beautiful! I'll have to dig out the pattern myself, too... :)

Kim said...

Oh my Miss Vicki, your quilt is singing a beautiful rhapsody of 'floraliciousness'. You are just too, too clever, young lady!! Quite simply breathtaking!!

Patchwork and Play said...

WOW~ This is gorgeous! I love how you have softened those 'zebra' squares with the appliqued flowers! This is really beautiful Vicki!

ipatchandquilt said...

Very interesting! I am really impressed by the finished quilt,
Esther

Gina said...

A beautiful quilt. I love how you've fussy cut the flowers to wander through the quilt xxx

cedacanthus said...

Wow, I love the effect that the flowers spilling over into the other squares gives - especially because the other squares are so geometric and structured, it adds softness to them. I really like this quilt, well done you, it's beautiful!

Maryse said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Amy at love made my home said...

Stunningly beautiful!!!! It really is wonderful. xx

Jeanie said...

Those flowers just make this quilt! It adds another layer of dimension and it softens the squares. And your quilting is also beautiful. Great eye candy!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Very impressive! Love the added detail to your quilt.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Lovely finish! I'm doing some similar blocks with stripes in my daughter's frog-tastic quilt, but I'm using stripy fabric instead of piecing. The appliquéd flowers are a really nice touch to break up the string lines in the quilt.

Lorna McMahon said...

What a clever way to dress it up! I love your appliqued flowers. And your quilting! Nice job, my friend!

Scrapatches said...

Wonderful Quilt! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Oh my goodness! That is beautiful! Eek! All those seams to match up. I really really love the flower overlays. Wow! Just wow!

pinsandneedles said...

Very nice! A great way to use a large print! I'll have to try to dig up this old issue. Thanks for the inspiration!

Naomi said...

I find these types of quilts beautiful - and yours is no exception! I love your fabric choices.

Jackie said...

WOW!! That was a lot of work, but what a fabulous quilt, I love quilts with black in them for some reason and this one is stunning!

Muv said...

Such a beautiful quilt, with so many different techniques. You must be so pleased now that it is finished after starting it so long ago!

Would you like to link up to the linky on my blog - Free Motion Mavericks? It would be lovely to see you there.

Love from (very hot and sunny!) England,
Muv

Muv said...

Thank you for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks!

Dominique said...

Very interesting quilt. I have never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Baker said...

This is beautiful! I have yet to try applique it is definitely on my sewing to do list 😀

Vera said...

Well done! I like your addition of extra flowers! It looks great and so does your quilting.

Janine said...

Congrats! This is really beautiful :)

Vicki in MN said...

Very Nice Vicki~ I agree machine binding is easy and oh so quick. I just showed a friend yesterday how to do it.

Zenia @ A Quilted Passion said...

Very Nice. I like the idea of the overlay flowers. I also love a busy, pieced back. Stop on by and check out my blog sometime. A Quilted Passion

dq said...

This is a wonderful quilt! I love how the flowers go over the corners to give it depth.

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