Friday, June 18, 2010

Finished For Friday And Sew And Tell

I discovered another Friday celebration through Miri's blog, it's called "Sew And Tell Friday" so I am linking with both this blog and "Lit And Laundry". You can see all kinds of delightful inspiration when you visit these blogs.


Here is Andee's " Day and Night" quilt with the binding already sewn to the front ready for her to stitch down on the back. It's so large-king size-that it doesn't quite hang clear of the floor


I couldn't bring myself to just quilt "all over" without regard for the block design, so I had to come up with some way to quilt the blocks separately and the SID I saw on a couple other Day and Night quilts simply wasn't in consideration. I would have been bored to tears by the time I got halfway through!


So I quilted "line dancing" with these curlicues in the star blocks and another version of curlicues on the octagons-




it has an optical illusion thing with a secondary design so the octagons can be difficult to see but they are there, just squint! If that doesn't work, click on the pic to enlarge and I think you'll see it then.


The back is a black and white print so nothing much shows up there.
This is for Andee's cousin, a wedding gift and I heard that Tara is pretty anxious to get her hands on it now that she has had a sneak peek on Andee's blog!


It's very dramatic design, a great deal of time and energy expended in the construction so it deserved a complimentary quilting and I hope I have achieved that!

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hi Roslyn, The quilt is awesome and your quilting is perfect for the design. The black and white backing is very pretty. Love this quilt.
Hugs, Jeanne
I commented on your previous post. Smile

Jackie Russell said...

Love the quilt and the quilting!

Michelle said...

Love it!
It *is* dramatic isn't it?!

P. said...

Wow, that is a great design--I love it when I look at a quilt and see more than one pattern. And when I saw the closeup, I saw even more patterns. Wonderful quilting. It does really compliment it so nicely.

pinksuedeshoe said...

"line dancing"- this actually makes me think of big skirts swirling around at a dance. Sounds like the perfect name!

La Bella Vie said...

Hi Roslyn,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes I am a quilter but not to the level you are I'm sure.
Right now I have a lot of UFO's because of time constraints (and blogging more than I should:). So,feel free to stop by my blog, from time to time I'll be posting what I'm working on. Or I ma even post a few pics of what I actually do have finished:)
By the way, I love the above quilt, its very striking and beautiful...
Terry

Miri said...

Brilliant quilting! This quilt is so dramatic-I just love it- and your quilting adds that something extra that quilting should!

Michelle said...

Totally stunning! Black, red, and white is such a striking combination. The quilting is wonderful!

Heather said...

what a wonderful quilt.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful, I am sure they will be thrilled!!! I really love the colors in this one!

Catherine said...

A very stunning quilt and I think your quilting is just beautiful and perfect for it.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

hello Roslyn, That is a beautiful quilt. And the colors are great. Thank you for stopping by for VTT. Have yourself a great weekend....Julian

Karen said...

It is an extremely striking quilt. Love the backing fabric.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

The quilt is just beautiful. You're very talented and patient!

Gari said...

Once again I am loving your quilting. Do you draw what you are going to do? I would forget what direction to go if I didn't have something to look at every once in a while.

farmlady said...

This IS a dramatic looking quilt... the colors, the design. It looks like it's going to take off ,at some point, and fly with it's little red pinwheels. The pattern is amazing....looks very complicated. I don't know how you do it.
The curlicue quilting really adds to the overall look. Softens the whole quilt a bit.