Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daisy Chain Quilt

I have finished quilting the Daisy Chain Quilt!  Hooray!  And I feel like the Free Motion Quilting monkey has been lifted off my back somewhat.

 Finished Quilt measures 50 inches x 38.5 inches

I must say I am really pleased with the overall look of the quilt and I feel like I have overcome some of my fear of free motion quilting, although I do realize that only through more practice will I gain confidence and improve my skills.

I think that a major part of my fear stems from needing the quilting to look perfect, but that is not what quilting is all about and I am trying to let go, to go with the flow and stop being stifled by my own expectations.
The back of the quilt features a cotton printed fabric by Anna Maria Horner from the Garden Party Range, the solid fabric is a heavier weight linen/cotton blend in a natural color.  To balance out this slightly more weighty fabric I have used QuiltLite as a batting.  As a result this quilt drapes beautifully.

I have added a burnt orange binding fabric by Joelle Hoverson - Net of Jewels  -  to frame the quilt.  This almost solid colored woven fabric has a textured and somewhat heavier feel about it, but the color is iridescent and adds the finishing touch to this quilt.

 This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy Store.  Be sure to check it out!

29 comments:

  1. It seems that every technique you try, every design you attempt, every fabric you stitch, it all turns to pure gold.
    That FM quilting is amazing. And its your first attempt??? Imagine what your second, or third, attempts will be like!!!
    I am in awe.
    Andi :-)

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  2. The backs of your quilts often look better than the fronts of a lot of quilts! Love how you did this one!

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  3. You are so amazing on how many you do and the work is wonderful. I know how you feel about the quilting part I feel the same thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. that quilting is so cute! i love it!

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  5. beautiful quilt!! nice job with the free motion quilting too!

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  6. That's amazing! Your quilting is just beautiful! Love it :)

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  7. this is absolutely stunning! i love the quilting...gorgeous

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  8. An absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love the quilting--beautiful!

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  9. I think you did a beautiful job on the free motion quilting.

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  10. oh, i love the way you quilted it!! it looks as though you are an expert!! i am always worried about my free motion quilting, but feel a little more confident after each quilt i do. :)

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  11. I only wish I had one tenth of your telnt Rita - well done. A fantastic quilt!!

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  12. Again, I don't know how you do it all - just gorgeous!!

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  13. Great achievement!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  14. Well done - another great looking quilt and the free motion quilting looks fabulous!

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  15. You are definitely being hard on yourself. That quilt is perfection! I love the flowers on it. I think I shall try a real design next time. I'm need a change from stippling.

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  16. Oh my word, you free-motioned those daisies? At first glance I was wondering where you had it done (as in an automated repeat pattern). Very lovely work and I admire the selection of fabrics for the stripe.

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  17. That looks fantastic! Great job. I look forward to seeing more free motion from you. It can only be good.

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  18. I love love love the greens!
    Simple & selective with the fabrics & it works so well . . . Awesome quilting . . . remember to enjoy the journey!

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  19. Absolutely stunning, Rita, both in the fabric panel and the exquisite free stitching daisies. I don't know how you can part with it!

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  20. You did a fantastic job! It turned out beautifully!

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  21. Gorgeous! What beautiful quilting!

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  22. WOW... that's awesome!

    Did you do the quilting with a regular sewing machine or did you use a special machine?

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  23. Well that is some gorgeous quilting! I'be been meaning to practice more with my free motion quilting...it's not pretty. Any tips? Lovely quilt!

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  24. The quilting looks great. During the FMQ class, my pansies were great but have not yet tried it. Planning to do the pebbles on the comfort quilt which I need to sandwich tonight.

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  25. I am in awe....your quilting of the flowers is beautiful, one would never know that was your first go at free motion quilting. I absolutely love it!!!

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  26. You are such a perfectionist Rita, the quilting looks sensational.
    Well done. x Lesley

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  27. The quilting looks amazing!! What a great idea to use the flowers in the fabric as a guide.

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