Monday, September 12, 2011

Exhiliration!

When a hand quilted quilt is finished there is
EXHILIRATION!


When you're done piecing a quilt there is Happiness!

When a quilt is machine quilted by YOU....
there is a definite sense of SATISFACTION!

BUT!!!

When you're done HAND QUILTING....
THERE IS A great FEELING!!!

YEP!
Exhiliration!!!!

PLUS the fact that you've spent so much
QUALITY time with this one....
You're now BEST friends!

Some facts:

*I did some machine quilting on this one before adding the
hand quilting.

*I appliqued that big blossom with a blanket stitch
after using "steam-a-seam 2".

*I used big hand quilted stitches using embroidery floss.

*I STILL need to hand stitch the binding....
but the way my week looks...
I'll be spending plenty of time in Dr. offices and will finish in no time!

*This one needs to be WASHED!
It's gone everywhere with me this summer.
The faint "camping trip scent" is a reminder of some good times! ;)

*I made this all because of a challenge!
Requirements included using the 15 charms of print,
2 solids and a modern feel.

See where challenges can lead you?

16 comments:

  1. Spectacular! The hand quilting makes it!

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  2. Wow! I just kept enlarging the photos to look at it again and again. AMAZING work, Beth!

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  3. Well, I love the simplicity, the colors, and the modern feel to this quilt. Also, I like the mix of hand and machine quilting. i like to use perle cotton for hand quilting. You can get different weights and it holds up beautifully.

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  4. Love that big blossom...great quilt & I love the hand quilting too.

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  5. So pretty. I LOVE your quilting and the flower is perfect.

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  6. I love it too. I'm glad you are keeping this for YOU.

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  7. Simple design that is so balanced and appealing. That blossom is just the right touch. Well done!

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  8. Great finish! So modern and pretty, and the hand quilting is fabulous!

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  9. lovely! hooray for hand quilting.
    Your quilt is fabulous - congrats

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  10. I love every hand stitch! And I can't wait until that fabric line is available to us commoners ;) What a great finish for your challenge. Smiles~Beth

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  11. It has turned out fabulously! Enjoy the exhiliration. You deserve it.

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  12. The quilting that you chose for your piece is perfect!! I love the outcome!! No wonder you feel exhilaration!

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  13. I agree with your different levels of happy feelings as you complete different steps in different ways. This is such a lovely quilt!

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