Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Phebe - Mayleen's masterpiece

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on a quilt that was a major SID project.  I have waited for Mayleen to finish the binding and post about the quilt on her blog first before showing it here.  You might want to check out her blog to find out more about this quilt and some of Mayleen's other wonderful quilts.

This is a reproduction of an antique quilt patterned by Di Ford and it is complicated enough to scare off all but the most courageous quilt makers.  Mayleen loves complicated so this is right up her alley.

She does such an amazing job on the fine details in the applique and embroidery. 


I know she made a few additions of her own like the dog and the cat.  She chose the perfect fabric for that little cat. 

I love the tiny apples on the tree.


Lots of embroidered details.

Mayleen wanted this quilted very traditionally, with echo quilting, feathers and NO STIPPLE.  I felt this quilt deserved careful stitch in the ditch around all the applique and

I used 100 w silk for the background quilting with Bottom Line in the bobbin  and Hobb's wool as the batting.

This is Mayleen's masterpiece and was a joy to quilt, despite all that pesky SID!


  1. This quilt is stunning! And your gorgeous quilting on it is superb! Well done!

  2. What an outstanding quilt, amazing work, so beautiful. Love the quilting too, that is no easy feat. I'm thoroughly impressed. Thank you for showing us.

  3. She could not have selected a better quilter for this quilt!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos. I have followed Mayleen's progress since the beginning and am delighted to see her fine details. Your quilting is exquisite and the perfect finish to her masterpiece. Bravo!

  5. STUNNING!!! The quilt is so beautiful, a true treasure. Your quilting has high lighted all of the makers careful planning, piecing, applique & embroidery. I love how the fabric have been fussy cut. don't ya just love SID!! LOL!

  6. You have truly made Mayleen's quilt a masterpiece. What a thrill to have worked on something so beautiful. Your quilting is wonderful.

  7. That is amazing. How long did that take you to quilt? It is beautiful - both the top and your quilting.

  8. You have done a lovely job. I love the ground treatment around the sheep. Very novel. I struggle with thread choice for Sid. Invisible always seem to have some shine so I sometimes use a neutral so fine 50wt. What did you use on this piece?

  9. Wowzer. That is a fabulous collaboration.

  10. Wow! Quite a masterpiece on both ends! Love the design and love love love the quilting! I can imagine the hours involved!

  11. That quilting is spectacular!

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    1. Just click on the link to go to Mayleen's blog. It's the word blog in the first paragraph of this post.

  13. Truly beautiful Mayleen .... Huge congratulations !