Saturday, 23 June 2012

Nearly there...........

Quilting on the butterfly quilt is coming on at a cracking pace this week.  I've really been working hard and it's paying off.


Click on the photo for a close up view.


This is the back.


After working all those pebbles it was a nice change to move onto the flowers.  These were the only part of the quilt top that I marked before stitching. Everything else is freehand.






I worked a swirly circle pattern on the rainbow border, changing my thread according to the colours. I used Guterman Sulky varigated threads.

I still have to go back and do some more work on the butterflies and also on the churn dash blocks but it is not far from being finished now.  I even have the binding all made and ready to go!


This is how it's looking on my bed ... I'm loving how this one is turning out - pity it doesn't match the decor in my room!

Off to do the food shop now then back to my workroom.
See you all next time.
Rhianon.

27 comments:

Allison said...

So beautiful Rhianon. I really love your work.

happydaysquilting said...

Super job, that must take some doing to quilt such a big quilt on your domestic!

Maureen Terblanche said...

My mind boggles when I see your work. You are truly an artist when it comes to quilting!

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful and the amount of thread work is amazing. Maybe you should decorate the room around it! ;)

harleywife57 said...

I agree with Debbie ! change the decor ; it is just an amazing quilt ! WOW !!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would just change the room...lol That quilt it just too beautiful not to keep on your bed Rhianon....I wish I could machine quilt like that...just gorgeous work.!! I am just starting to learn FMQ and it intimidates me to no end. But I still love it...won't quit trying. lol Congratulations on such lovely work!!

MB in MI said...

This is beautiful! Wow--great work.

M-R said...

I agree with Marjorie, I'd change the room to work with your quilt. It's stunning, Rhianon and your quilting is amazing. I hope you enter this into some competition -- it's a real winner!

Cheryl said...

I left you a comment on Facebook,hope you saw that and I agree with the others change the decor so you can keep it on your bed.

Connie said...

This is so beautiful! I agree with everyone else, change to colors in your room as this is such a awesome quilt!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

thanks everyone for your brilliant comments. I would love to keep this quilt as I think it's my best work to date but it is a custom order for a lady in America. Maybe she can enter it into a show?
I will be sorry to see it go.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! Even the back is stunning! I am sure it will be hard to send this one off!

Denise Russell said...

I am loving it! I quilt all my projects with my Bernina. Do you have a long arm machine?

Sue said...

A work of art! Looks so cool and soothing on hot summer nights.

Anonymous said...

i truly enjoy your art.

Marsha Clark said...

Gorgeous !!!

Laura said...

Omg i so want to take lessons from you!

jar said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Marie Costa said...

Wow, all that texture makes this beautiful design even MORE beautiful! The butterflies really 'pop'.

Ivory Spring said...

Gorgeous quilting, Rhianon!

Martha said...

Wow, your quilting is fabulous!!! I can't believe all those pebbles, amazing work.

Martha said...

Wow, your quilting is fabulous!!! I can't believe all those pebbles, amazing work.

Quilting Babcia said...

This quilt is totally amazing. Wish I were that lucky person in America - I'd happily repaint the bedroom just to welcome it home!

Paul said...

Stunning... Simply Stunning! I think I use that word more in comments on your site than I do in all other use of language combined. Your work simply blows me away!

Very Nice Rhianon!
Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

LynCC said...

OH, BOY!!! Holy smokes, Rhianon - this quilt is STUNNING! Wow. I'm so glad I stayed awake long enough to surf to this point on my blogroll. :D (been away so long with the move that the unread list is phenomenal)

I sure do love the colors, the design, and especially the quilting. Your heart must really sing when you take breaks to look at this!

LynCC said...

Hey - and this is all on a table-top, right? You don't have a longarm, do you?

швейка said...

Wonderful, göttliche Schönheit! Ich bin nur durch Ihre Arbeit fassungslos!

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