Saturday, December 14, 2013

Finally Quilting the Top!!

Hello Everyone,

The past two days I have been working on making my quilt top a quilt!  This one you may remember seeing late summer when I finished the top.  I have been hankering to get it on the long arm since then! The time has come!!! Yippee!!

First I have to piece the backing.  This is a batik I chose from our shop.  I think it is just perfect for this quilt. You will see why in a minute.  You can find this fabric by clicking here.

See… didn't I tell you, it is gorgeous isn't it?  It has all the colors of the quilt top in the backing.  The other thing that I like about it is that it is a busy back.  I like a busy back for several reasons, they are pretty and have tons of interest, but they also help hide quilting stops and starts.

Here is some of the quilting that I am doing on this quilt.  I am using Superior Magnifico.  It is poly thread and has a bit of a sheen.  I like the outcome so far.

Love the feathers.  I will be switching out the thread colors throughout the quilt to match or blend in with the fabrics on the quilt top.

I also love the "fire" like quilting in the spikes.  I will be doing that on the opposite side in the colored spikes, but matching the threads.

Right now I am working on all the black areas.  This is a very large quilt and will take me quite a while.    Slow and steady, right.

Another area of feathers.  I think they really look great on the black solid areas, don't you?

Here is the front.  See what I mean about the backing.  Isn't it perfect!!??  Now to get back to work!

Oh wait… all this quilting and sewing has tuckered out the boy!!  

Facts about the quilt:

1.  Queen Feathered Star ~ Pattern and/or kit available here.
2.  Batik backing ~ available here.
3.  Yes, the design I am using to quilt it is digitized by Judy Niemeyer and can be purchased here.
4.  Since it is going to snow all weekend, guess what I will be doing??

Oh… don't forget to enter my fabric giveaway going on now by clicking here.

Until Next Time...



Abby and Stephanie said...

100% gorgeous! Stay warm and cozy and happy quilting. I'm sure it's nice for you to now be able to dedicate you quilting time to your own projects.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it looks great! looking forward to seeing the whole top - the backing fabric is beautiful too

Mary said...

Beautiful feathers! Enjoy your quilty weekend.

Anonymous said...

The quilting is absolutely gorgeous. Do you still do quilting for other people or just for yourself?

Janet said...

Wonderful quilting and I LOVE the backing.

Sandy D said...

Amazing Quilting . Love it.

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