Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Do I have to give it back?

Ashley, from Yellowknife pieced this beautiful hexagon top.

When I received it, I laid it out on my design wall and had a good thinking session.  The photo below shows what a quilt looks like when I receive it -  it is flimsy...a flat sheet of fabric. 
There was a lot of negative space in here...and a lot of beautiful piecing to showcase as well.  
 I did continuous curves in the hand pieced hexagons ...
 I did some ribbon candy,  c's, and wishbone quilting.  I also stitched down all the seams of the little 2''squares.  You can see what a difference it makes in texture...the right side strip has been stitched in between each square. The left strip, not(this is an in progress photo)   Love the extra pouf personality you get with this!
In the large empty spaces,  I quilted....
swirls, pebbles, uturns,
hexagons of different sizes, 
hexagons with different fills.

This quilt measures 84'' x 88'' 
Batting  is Hobbs 80/20 
I used SoFine 50 in cream,  super bobs in the bobbin
Quilted on my APQS machine.  

How do I tell my client I don't want to give it back?   


  1. didn't your profile say you were learning to longarm quilt???? this is just stunning quilting.
    I need to get more serious about mine. I have the
    Tiara...sit down it, but I haven't done much besides meandering and loops...playing. this is gorgeous!!!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  3. What a beautiful quilt Andrea. I love your awesome quilting in the empty spaces. You have such a marvelous talent. This is just gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Sheila - I appreciate it - your profile is linked as a 'no reply comment' so I couldn't email you personally. Thanks again!

  4. This is superb !!!

    1. Thank you Denise!!

  5. It's simply fabulous!

  6. WOW. This is magnificent. Love, love ,love the quilting in the negative space. The photo of the small squares really shows how stitching in the ditch emphasises the blocks. I agree with Majorie- a beginning quilter?? I also chuckled reading your profile where you said-'lady of leisure'-this is somewhat more than that!! I too would want to keep it.

  7. Your quilting is breath-taking! You really did a fabulous job on this quilt!

    1. Patsy, that means a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it! I wanted to send you a personal email, but your profile is set as a 'no reply comment'

  8. If you ever move to the Chicago area let me know!!! Your work is superb!

  9. Wow! Fantastic job, Andrea. I'm sure it was lots of fun to play in all that negative space. This is a perfect example of how the quilting and the piecing create a wonderful work of art. Good job!

  10. Gwen 9:02 AM

    Lovely quilting! It is a symphony of thread!

  11. You are a rockstar. So happy I get to call your friend on top of giving you some quilts to quilt. Now let's get you a quilt for yourself.

  12. speechless!!! You're so amazing - I need to get some of your quilty energy when I'm back in April! Great, great job!!!

  13. I have to agree with all the previous comments! I certainly would not want to return this masterpiece either! Quilting definately made this quilt spectacular! Have I used too many exclamation points? LOL

  14. Theresa 8:26 AM

    You really have found your calling Andrea. Don't ever go back to teaching, this is what you were meant to do


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