Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rubies in the Garden (aka Paper Whites)

Update! This glorious little quilt took 1st Place in Duet Small Quilt category NQA 46th Annual Show 2015 and Best in Show, Best in Machine Applique and Best Longarm Quilting at the Amherst Quilt Show 2016!  Congrats!


I've recently finished quilting this lovely quilt, Paper Whites.  An appliqued red and white quilt, ~55x55".  Threads used, So Fine (#402 and 403) and King Tut Amish Red by Superior Threads.  Batting: 1 layer Hobbs 80/20.  The applique was outline stitched, which was slow going because any deviation from the red flowers was immediately seen in the cream background! Curling feathers in the border.  Circular medallion in the center with feathers, crosshatching and microstipping and dense swirling fill.  Stitch count 240,787.  I've often read of other longarmers becoming attached to the quilts they are working on and I'm beginning to understand that attachment.  I would love to display this quilt in my home...but I also understand the wait and anticipation the quilt maker is feeling, so I'll be sending this out in the mail in the next few days.  Enjoy the pictures.








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