Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quilting for Mary Lou

When I quilt and can see texture forming on a gorgeous top it just makes me happy. I've been quilting on this beauty for a few days now and with Mary Lou's permission am sharing a photo. This quilt is so me and matches everything in my house! Unfortunately, Mary Lou knows where I live.

65 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Beautiful quilt made more lovely by your outstanding quilting!

JCnNC said...

Love that view of the lovely quilt. Really shows your beautiful quilting. Judy C

Mary Lou Casada said...

LOL! I just need a good excuse to come calling, Mary! :-D The quilt is coming along so beautifully! I'm amazed what phenomenal quilting can do for a boring :-) traditional quilt top!! :-D I feel like Cinderella! LOL
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Karen said...

Gorgeous is an understatement! It's SPecTACuLAR!! Your quilting makes the quilt as always! Beautiful work Mary! :0)

Karen said...

Mary Lou doesn't know where I live! LOL!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous! I love a log cabin to start, in all its variations, and your quilting has really highlighted this one. Beautiful, beautiful!

Me and My Stitches said...

So beautiful - log cabins are one of my favorites. I would love to see the whole thing when you are finished. The quilting is wonderful

Monica said...

Very pretty Mary! I need to get off my rear end and get the quilt top finished that I want to send to you.

pcflamingo said...

So beautiful! A yummy-looking quilt made stunning by the quilting.

Michelle said...

Wow...that is gorgeous. You do great work!!

Gerri said...

What a beautiful quilt and what beautiful quilting!

Quilt Rat said...

oh YES the colour pallet is fabulous and of course your amazing quilting just brings it all together.
You know.......you could always "hide" it at my place :-)

paulette said...

STUNNING!! Both of you did an incredible job!! Well done!
P

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Mary,
This is just beautiful. So how does it take to quilt a queen size top?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

WoolenSails said...

That is so beautiful and I do love that stitching. I can't wait to get organized and done with small projects and start trying some free motion again.

Debbie

PEGGY said...

You do such beautiful work!!!

Peggy in NJ

Rebecca P said...

Holy log cabin Batman, that is so BEAUTIFUL!!!! Beautiful colors in Mary Lou's quilt, & beautiful quilting Mary. I can't stop looking at it.
Rebecca

Bunny said...

Oh wish you lived near me you for sure would have my business.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful work Mary!

Puddles of Grace said...

OOOohhhhh! Love it!!! Those colors are my fav too! Seriously thinking about what I want to make next so I can have some quilting done by you too!

Shelley said...

Yeah, but does she have the key to the locks! LOL Very nice quilt and lovely quilting!

sunny said...

Absolutely awesome quilting! If you want to send it to me, I could hide it for awhile, so she can't find it. LOL!

Rita said...

Beautiful quilt...they're my colors too. By the way, I voted for you over at SewCalGal...good luck!

Kaaren said...

Did I tell you that I recently changed my name to Mary Lou? Oh, and my address too. I just want to make sure that you send it to the correct address! *wink*

Absolutely stunningly gorgeous quilting, Mary. And I didn't do a bad job piecing it either, did I? *wink, wink*

W. Latane Barton said...

Beautiful quilting just makes the quilt. You are doing a fantastic job with this one, as all you do. Enjoy it while you can 'cause I know Mary Lou is waiting with bated breath for you to finish.

The Cozy Quilter said...

All I can say is "WOW!"

Gail

Karen said...

every time I see one of the quilts you are in the process of quilting (like Rachel Zoe)"I DIE". Just so beautiful!! The quilt itself is a beauty and it will be a complete knock out when you've stitched your last amazing stitch. Mary Lou will have a treasure.

Shakerwood said...

Too bad she knows where you live. It would match your house perfectly!

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! I can see why you'd want to keep it! :0)

Leanne ~ Harvest Moon by the Lake ~ said...

That quilt is Gorgeous! Your work is perfection! It would good in my house too! ;)
Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Paula said...

You are doing a wonderful job on this quilt.

Loris said...

This quilt is turning out beautiful! Love work!

Loris said...

oops! loveLY work :-)
I need an editor this morning!

Melody said...

That is looking fabulous! You are so talented Mary!

Rosa said...

So beautiful,paper piecing is one of my favorite,you did great work.

Stephanie said...

I always love seeing the designs you choose for specific quilts. Lots of imagination.

Mary said...

I am speechless! Your quilting is beautiful.

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the rest of the quilt, so far it looks beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful job on the piecing AND the quilting, Mary. Can you hide it from her when she comes near????

Michele said...

Lovely :-)

Colleen said...

Oh my you quilt beautifully! That is stunning :o) Nice job to you both!

Nicky said...

Don't know why Mary Lou thinks its boring but if she doesn't want it I do! Stunning work by piecer and quilter!

Look forward to seeing the whole thing.

Nicky

Wendy said...

Isn't it really difficult to give them back when you've spend so much time working on the quilt.

Pat said...

Oh, my gosh...I can't stand it...you keep showing us quilts that get more and more beautiful. I wish I lived near you to come and "pet" these quilts before they get sent home! The texture on them is wonderful!

Linda said...

One word...GORGEOUS!! :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow! It looks great! Can't wait to see more. ;-) Have a happy evening!

Carol said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a photo with us. Very nice quilting too.

Candace said...

How gorgeous, Mary! I love seeing what you do! Perhaps Mary Lou would consider having this quilt visit from time to time! I'm still at the "geting the tension right" phase, but plugging away!
Cheers!

Vivian said...

It's another stunner, Mary. Just beautiful!
Lucky Mary Lou.

Sue said...

Hope you show a picture of the whole thing when it's done, that's such a beauty!

Leeanne said...

I can see why you would love to keep that quilt is is so pretty and I haven't seen the whole thing yet!
Your quilting is bringing it alive.I look forward to finish day when we can see the whole quilt :-)

QuiltSue said...

It's very "me" too, and she doesn't know where I live!

Janet said...

When I see quilting like that, I just want to run my hands over it. It's gorgeous.

Barb said...

pretty!
what batting do you use?

Teresa said...

I know Mary Lou and I know that quilt!! Gorgeous job quilting it...WOW!!!!!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Tracy said...

Hey, I've seen that quilt in person, and it's nothing boring as Mary Lou suggests. Great quilting!

Allyson said...

Oh wow. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Both the quilt and the quilting!

Cheryl said...

Mary Lou's quilt is a beauty, and your quilting is WONDERFUL!!!

Bari Jo said...

beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!!! I want this quilt!!!!! Can't wait to get one to you to quilt again for me!! :o) Bari

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a lovely quilt! The quilting looks just sooo great!
Hope you'll have a great day,
Laila

Kim D. said...

Wow, the quilting is beautiful and shows perfectly on the quilt. It's no wonder you would like to keep it.

Becky said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS quilting! Well done!

Shiralee Stitches said...

WOW....what gorgeous quilting...do you use a big machine?....free motion from the heart?.....computer program?.....how is this done so well? My house could really accommodate this quilt too!!!lol

Jo said...

This is very PRETTY. You have me really wanting a new quilting machine....but then even if I had it I don't have your awesome ability.

onlymehere said...

Stunning quilting! What a beautiful quilt.