Friday, February 12, 2016

Farmer's Wife Quilt - modern custom quilting

Geraldine contacted me to work on this incredible Farmer's Wife quilt.   She had seen some of my work on Instagram and wanted to work with me.  I was so flattered and totally up for this one!  

The colours in this quilt are stunning and would be a welcome addition to my Great Room.  ha!
This quilt was meticulously pieced.  There are 111 unique blocks in this quilt.   
 Here are sampling of some of the blocks:
 I wanted to quilt them in a way that would showcase the piecing of the blocks - some areas quilted more heavily than others - allowing designs to pop.
  
 The black sashing was quilted with ribbon candy design, allowing the centre red squares to pop.


I know....a ton of eye candy right?  

I have to admit that about 3/4 of the way through the blocks my new mantra was 'Just Keep Swimming'  - Dory's song..  ha! 


                                       
The setting triangles are a simple triangle echo with figure 8 fill.    The outer border I wanted to keep simple and quilted a beadboard design to keep the focus on the blocks.    
  
 The backing showcased a lot of the quilting as well.... 



The details:
Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt
Pieced by Geraldine H.
Size  81" x 100" 
Batting:   Hobbs Heirloom 100% wool
Thread -  Superior Magnifico on top to match the piecing.   Wonderfil Decobob bobbin thread. 
Hand guided quilting on my APQS machine.

Thank you Geraldine for a spectacular piecing job, and giving me the opportunity to work on this quilt!  

9 comments:

  1. Really really spot on team work! The dark backing fabric really shows up your side of the team work too.

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  2. Susan7:59 PM

    That is incredibly beautiful. Excellent work, to both yourself and the quilt's creator!

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  3. Beautifully done, both of you.

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  4. Awesome! I love the back photo too. A two sided quilt.

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  5. Absolutely amazing! I can't stop looking at this quilt!!

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  6. So HAPPY to read you are back quilting, and add STUNNING quilting!! So sad to read your hacks and break-in....hard to accept crazy people are among us, but they are. Keep doing good!! Your boys are so handsome, that is enough reason to keep your chin up and doing good stuff!

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  7. So HAPPY to read you are back quilting, and add STUNNING quilting!! So sad to read your hacks and break-in....hard to accept crazy people are among us, but they are. Keep doing good!! Your boys are so handsome, that is enough reason to keep your chin up and doing good stuff!

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  8. This quilt is just beautiful in every way. What size are the blocks?

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