Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remembrance again

Thank you for all the nice comments on my quilt!  I sent it off to Indiana Heritage Quilt Show yesterday and have my fingers crossed that it gets there in time.  We didn't get the 15 inches of snow that were predicted but enough to slow down air and truck travel.  I had planned to enter it in Lancaster but didn't get it finished in time, so it is entered in Paducah and I am waiting to hear if it is accepted.

The flowers were not painted, it is all done with thread.  Here is a close up that shows that better.

 
  The flowers are done with Superior Masterpiece thread which I love - the colors are so clear and beautiful.  The polka dots are french knots.
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Oh, Jan it is breautiful! I am planning on going to this show and will send a picture. I talked with Sherry Reynolds yesterday and she is sending America, Let it shine, also. That is enough reason for my decision to go. Hope for good weather. This show seems to bring in some high quality quilts. This will be my first visit.

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  2. simply amazing! Good luck at the shows!

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  3. Wow, I also assumed it was painted - did you do your thread work on the longarm, while you were doing trapunto in the non-colored areas perhaps? or was that completed prior to quilting? Either way, it's impressive!

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  4. Oh My Gosh! I wish I could see this in real life. :)

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  5. I so appreciate you sharing your amazing talent with machine quilting and thread play, if you will. Your work is stunning, amazing, outstanding, in other words, I can't think of a way to describe it better!!
    Glad you all didn't get too much bad weather. Take care.

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  6. I totally thought this was appliqued! Oh my gosh! Fantastic!

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  7. your quilt is beautiful.....good luck at the show......

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  8. Beautiful. Hope I get to see the entire quilt. Sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com

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  9. Goodness - it is a work of art!!
    Hilda

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  10. really cool. So, stitch flowers first (with batting..like trapunto?) then quilt rest. I'm just trying to get my head around how you even made this!

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    1. I stitched the flowers first with batting, removed from machine and trimmed. Put top back on with trapunto batt, stitched with soluble thread, removed from machine and trimmed. Put top back on with wool batt and backing and FINALLY quilted. Nothing like making it complicated!

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  11. Beautiful quilting! Especially like the French Knots because they add even more texture.

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  12. This is a fabulous quilt, Jan! Keep listening to Gail. You two make a great pair! And good luck at the shows!

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  13. Boy, it's absolutely GORGEOUS and if you don't win a ribbon for it, then there's something wrong with those judges!

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