Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eyelashes is Quilted!

"Eyelashes" (80" x 80") is quilted at last, just in time for the local quilt show.
I finished the top a few years ago, and quilted it over the last few months.





I used black perle #8 cotton and wool batting.




The design and quilting is inspired by Kathy Doughty's "Gypsy Kisses" in her book, Making Quilts
I used Kaffe Fassett's "Pickle Dish" pattern from his book, Quilt Romance.




Next up more fans! 
This one is inspired by this quilt made by Julie Fukuda and her quilt group in Tokyo.


49 comments:

Kim said...

Oh it is just beautiful! Congratulations on finishing on time! I do hope we see it with a ribbon real soon.

Happy Sewing

Elaine M said...

I love what you have done. Beautiful. Fun choice for your next project.

Helen said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love that you use pearl cotton thread!

audrey said...

LOVE your quilt! So beautiful and graphic looking. When I get to the point of needing to quilt mine, I want to remember the way you quilted this--it's just perfect.:) Thanks for the inspiration and a big congrats on a wonderful finish!

Brenda said...

Blue ribbon from me! I've been watching you make this and it still takes my breath away! woo hoo for great eyelashes!

Magpie Sue said...

FABULOUS!!!

Tonya Alexander said...

Love it!! Do we get to see it at the QA show? I hope, I hope, I hope....:)

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful! The big stitch quilting adds so much.

Sharon said...

Great finish! I need to make a gypsy kisses quilt, your version is perfect

Patchwork and Play said...

This is a stunning quilt! I have made a similar one but it pales into insignificance against this one! I love the solid red and the contrasting black and floral corner squares! Fabulous!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Absolutely stunning!! Your Gypsy Kisses is so passionate in the reds and blacks, and romantic too with the beautful floral fabrics you have used. Your wonderful hand quilting adds delicious spice. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!! Your onto something wonderful with your new quilt too!!

Exuberant Color said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. Red and black is a favorite combination of mine. Your hand quilting really adds a lot to the overall WOW!

smazoochie said...

I wish I could see it up close! I love the mix of fabrics & the red as a neutral. It is a beauty, congratulations!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely quilt!!!!!! Julie's fans quilt turned out very nice, too. I liked how she quilted the fans themselves.

Janet said...

I love the quilting with the pearle cotton - it looks fantastic!! A gorgeous finish!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the dark quilting. Congratulations on the finish. I wish I could go to the show and see it in person. (And your fans look great too).

Mary said...

Fabulous! I love the stitching! So good. I can't wait to see the Fans come to life!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wow! This is a fantastic quilt! It will steal the show! I love your use of red as a neutral really. The black quilting stitches are fabulous, the binding is fabulous. And..... your fans are looking great. Anything inspired by something Julie created is bound to be a hit.

beth said...

It's wonderful! Your post title needs at LEAST TWO exclamation points. ;)

Every Stitch said...

Just stunning - so dynamic! the colours are wonderful and the black perle cotton quilting is perfect!

Elsbeth said...

Very very nice, love the pattern. I made the fans from Kathy's book - that was very nice to work on!

Carla said...

How striking!! I love everything about your eyelash quilt...one of the best versions I've seen!

daveandlo said...

Wonderful! Good luck at the show. Lois

Quiltdivajulie said...

The flimsy was amazing and the finished quilt is simply FABULOUS! WELL DONE!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is spectacular! Love the black quilting stitches!
Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

cinzia said...

JUST FABULOUS! WOW!

pandchintz said...

Stunning! The red in this is fabulous.

Sue said...

This quilt looks Great at QA quilt show!!! Very nice job!!!

Marit said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! The lovely hand quilting adds a lot of character. Congratulations on finishing!
; )

Kathy said...

My thoughts echo all of the above. I especially like how the quilting adds a sculptured dimension to the quilt. This quilt is fun to look at. Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Congratulations! Beautiful! Love your hand quilting - and the no border finish. Would love to see this in person!

Teresa Rawson said...

The eyelash quilt is spectacular! I love that you used black thread for the quilting...VERY nice, and the 4-petaled motif in the red piece is just what it needed...Woo Hoo!

Karen said...

Everything about this quilt is perfect!!!

JaneB said...

This just made my day. Admire you for all the time you took to quilt this. My largest hand quilted project is 40x40.

Victoria said...

Stunning. Every single bit of it. Stunning.

Good thing I can't see your work in person, for I am afraid I would drool all over them. Truly your work, floors me and I am always left in awe.

Karen H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this quilt.

Barb said...

Congratulations! I have always loved this quilt of yours and the stitching has made it even better! Great design and your stitches are perfection -
yea for you!

Mary Keasler said...

Congratulations! It is incredible - one of my favorites, if I could ever choose between all of our marvelous quilts! It is a prize winner.

Tonya Ricucci said...

it's gorgeous - congrats! and what, still no purple in the new quilt? ;-)

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Fantastic !!!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Well done, another stunner! The hand quilting really finishes it off. I love the floral prints that you used, so fresh and happy! You have such an eye for colour and rhythm.

Mego said...

Absolutely beautiful and even MORE fabulous in 'real life'! LOVED it.

kaz said...

WoW !!! So beautiful xx

Karen said...

The quilting shows up so well in the red sections of the quilt. You can send the quilt to me when you get tired of it. I think it is wonderful.

Sujata Shah said...

There are no more words to add than what everyone has said before me! LOVE this quilt! Congratulations on a great finish!I want to hear more about the show. Looking forward to pictures and stories.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I pretty much only quilt with perle cotton, so I am thrilled you quilted this with it and it looks so amazing!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

wonderful quilt and love the quilting!

BetsyE said...

Spectacular quilt!!

Monica said...

Now this is brilliant. The hand quilting is the perfect final touch. I'm sure you got tons of compliments at the show! A very satisfying quilt -- great job!