This quilt was like the energizer bunny…. it just kept going and going and going….
I finally had to just say enough is good enough and get it into the mail so the owner can have it by the time she gets home from Paducah this weekend. I could have kept quilting for several more days and still not quilted everything.
This is one half the quilt….
This is the other half….
This is the whole quilt pattern picture.
I used 15 different colors of thread.
I lost count of the different stitching designs and the number of stops and starts.
Stich in the ditch was done around most of the applique.
I didn’t want my work to over power the fabrics or the design which is why I used matching thread though out.
I’m not sure you can see it but this is meandering leaves.
Stars on the stars.
This house has tiny, tiny pebble quilting.
I tried to make this look like a plowed field.
I couldn’t go around this applique. I explain all the time that buttons should be put on AFTER the quilting is done. I can’t sew through or around buttons.
The fabric of this area gave me the idea for the stitching.
I ran out of time before I could put texture on these. They are small enough that the stitch in the ditch quilting is close enough to hold it though.
I only did stitch in the ditch around these too. That birdhouse is one inch with a button center.
I like the grass texture in this area.
More of the grass.
These blocks are made of three quarter inch squares.
More of the background texture. Straight echo lines accent the flutterbies. No they are not perfectly straight… just freehand straight.
More of this background.
I tried to keep the textures next to each other different to give the quilt more depth.
Another view of the different textures next to each other.
The horses only got stitch in the ditch.
This is a 4 inch block. It shows you how close the stitching is.
A four inch solid block next to the star block.
The larger star block made from one and a half inch star points.
How the background textures merge with each other.
Does this look like blowing snow? I think it does.
The corners of the quilt. Are those supposed to be acorns or pine cones? I guess they could be either one.
I’m not sure you can see it in the picture but this background is a meandering star. Look just above the top of the tree on the right….. you may see a tiny star.
A close up of the meandering leaves of this background.
More of the backgrounds.
A close up of a couple of the trees.
A close up view of the border design.
Like the stitching….. the pictures could keep going and going…. but there are other quilts waiting on me. Hmm… should I clean house first? Naw… the deadlines are looming…. gotta keep going.