Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Finally Finished Another Quilt!

Like most of the East coast, we had snow on Xmas day!
It's still here, mostly...
and it's still beautiful.
But i don't know how much longer it will continue to be beautiful
for me.  =-)

I made this water lily the same way i made the sunflower on Bunny's quilt, but with more "rows" of petals.
I really like how it turned out.
Each petal is a separate piece of fabric, folded and folded and ironed and sewn down on a base.  The "fronds" in the middle are random length embroidery threads with a randomly placed knot on each one.

Embroidery threads on the lily pads

I really love how the water lily turned out! 

I've been working on this wall hanging "off and on" for quite awhile now (but mostly "off").  It spent a lot of time "just sitting" on my quilting chair.  I had to think about it a lot!  I also had to go out to the quilting store a number of times to purchase stuff for this one.

The different blues came from a fat quarter pack (or 2) from Moda (purchased online).
The green lily pads and the orange fish were made from batiks (purchased from a vendor at a local quilt show).
The pink & yellow were from my stash.
The grey binding was purchased at Hobby Lobby.
The shocking-orange backing was purchased at Hancock Fabrics.  (I didn't have Bunny take pix of the back 'cause it's just a "plain" orange back.  Nothin' fancy.  Just plain.)  =-) 

This quilt just popped into my head one day.  And oddly enough, i automatically knew how i wanted it quilted too, which is totally unusual for me!  The actual quilting is typically the last thing i think about!

I still have to make a sleeve for the back so i can hang it up...

This quilt is 42" x 42".  I had intended for it to be rectangular.  I thought it was a rectangle, but i guess the two "scalloped" ends cause me to merely think it's rectangular.

I embroidered the lines on the lilypads with number 8 variegated green embroidery thread.  I've been looking at Laura Wasilowski's blog and lovin' it!  Thanks for the "embroidery on quilts" inspiration, Laura! =-)

I love this quilt, and i'm actually keeping it for myself!  =-)
That's a first.  I'm going to hang it in my dining room (if i can convince Kitty to let me take her picture down) where i can look at it every day.  I'm tellin' ya, this is gonna be a first

I hope you like it as much as i do. 



  1. This is such a beautiful quilt! I just love the petals on the flower. I love the 3D effect!

  2. More fabulousness! This is gorgeous - I love the whole concept, and the lily is an awesome piece of work. The "circles" quilting lines in the center and upper corner make it look like it's maybe just begun to rain a little, and the first few drops have made ripples on the surface of the pond.