Friday, June 24, 2011

Some were curious....

I received a few emails asking just how I would quilt this quilt with the cross stitch blocks and as I promised here are a few photos of my progress.


I've stitched in the ditch to help stabilize all the cross stitched blocks. Valerie used a stabilizer on the back of the cross stitched blocks to help keep them square.


This quilt is absolutely beautiful to see in person.

33 comments:

WoolenSails said...

That is amazing, you really do take the time to work the designs to fit the blocks. It is going to so beautiful with the quilting on it.

Debbie

Stephanie said...

Very beautiful!

paulette said...

Stunning!! You are doing a wonderful job with the quilting!! A real heirloom for sure!
P

pcflamingo said...

Thank you for the close up of the quilting - that gives me some good pointers for my similar project.

Valerie Z said...

Stunning! WOW! The photos took my breath away today! Love it, love it, love it! The connecting block is "Cross Country" from Marsha McCloskey's Block Party book which features 120 9" finished blocks. You are one incredible lady and you work "special magic" on each and every project you touch! Your customers are the lucky ones (me included)!!!!

Rebecca said...

As always your quilting in stunning. I like the scrolls, they are a different pattern to me.
Are you keeping this one or is it a gift or consigned piece?

Desley said...

Nice.

Sheila said...

WOW I think you have captured it perfectly , your quilting has really made the cross stitch blocks pop , gorgeous quilt!!

Quilt Rat said...

The mix of Cross Stitched and pieced blocks is terrific....and then adding your fantastic quilting, well this will be absolutely wonderful!

LisaT said...

It looks pretty good from here too. Great job!

Mary said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Nice contrast between your circles and all the linear lines of the quilt.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, as always. Her cross stitching is amazing to see up close!

RETAZOS DEL ALMA said...

Beautiful, is a dream!

Hugs

CARELI

Needled Mom said...

The blocks are soooo pretty, but that circular quilting adds so much to it. Very nice.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow Mary - what amazing quilting on that unique and beautiful quilt! She is going to be thrilled with your work!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Looks marvelous Mary! Love the swirls. Have a happy weekend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Beautiful!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

So happy to see cross stitch in a quilt - your quilting accents wonderfully without over powering. Just delightful!

Yvette said...

Oh wow! This is amazing.

Vivian said...

This quilt is beyond impressive, Mary, both the lovely cross-stitched blocks and your complementary quilting. Such a treasure you've shared with us.

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful. I love the motif you've put in the blocks, they just seem to add movement to the quilt.

andsewon said...

As always your touch takes a pretty top to another level. Beautiful.

moosecraft said...

Wow! You must have been very nervous! lol! Beautiful quilting!!!! Compliments the quilt design perfectly!

Deb said...

That is just amazing and beautiful. Love the setting for those blocks and the quilting! So wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

I think that is the first quilt I have seen with cross stitch blocks. It is beautiful and I love the quilting, as always.

Loris said...

Beautiful choice for the quilting. This really is an interesting and gorgeous quilt. It looks perfect and the colors are stunning.

Sue-Anne said...

You do such a beautiful job with your quilting. It looks amazing!

Tatkis said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt! Colors of stitched motives and fabrics are perfect!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Linda said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Did I mention your quilting is gorgeous??
:-)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's jaw-droppingly gorgeous in photos too; I am in awe.

Jo said...

I am not one to mix textures. You made this look great! Love the colors.

Kim D. said...

Very pretty Mary, I see you've worked your magic on this one too. Great job!

Myra said...

First visit! Beautiful projects on your blog!! Very nice! 8-)