Thursday, February 23, 2012

Semi-Custom Quilting

I'm not going to lie, I wanted to keep this one. My client requested semi-custom quilting.





She requested that I not post any photos until she saw her quilt in person. (I too, love surprises)

This is a Lori Smith pattern. I kept the applique center very simple by quilting in the ditch around the appliques, on the leaves, flowers, on the vase and then I quilted a frame to set off her beautiful applique. Deb's Feathers is an edge-to-edge design that was quilted around the applique block and triangles.

I custom quilted the triangles with another beautiful feather motif and some straight lines to break up the edge-to-edge work. Yep, it's a keeper!

49 comments:

Lori said...

Very beautiful!!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Wow! That's beautiful.

Sheila said...

Just beautiful , I can understand why you would like to keep it .

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

wow BEAUTIFUL

Leeanne said...

another great job!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow! You said it. It's a keeper for sure. Lovely quilting.

Janet said...

Gorgeous quilt and the quilting looks just right for it. I'd want to keep it too.

Gene Black said...

totally amazing and lovely!

Janet said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous quilt. It's a beautiful pattern and the quilting you've added is marvelous! I bet it was hard to send this one back :0)

Lynn said...

Breathtaking!
I'm curious though, what exactly is semi-custom quilting?

Janet O. said...

So nice to see a job well done! Must be so satisfying to have been the one to do it! : )

Christine said...

Very beautiful

Karen said...

I didn't know you could do part custom and part edge to edge. Sounds like a very good idea.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my - I can see why you'd want to keep it! blessings, marlene

Carrie P. said...

Wowee! very nice indeed!

Susie said...

Very nice!

WoolenSails said...

Oh no, you have to send that one to me, haha. That is gorgeous and your quilting on it is so beautiful.

Debbie

Doniene said...

Gorgeous!!! May I ask the dimensions of the center medallion and the small blocks! I working on a quilt and love this setting! You do very beautiful work!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cheryl said...

I'll say! It is stunning.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Just gorgeous Mary! You brought your client's quilt to life. She must be thrilled! Have a happy day!

Kris said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!

Loris said...

Wow, the quilting is stunning! I love how you framed the applique.
The quilt looks nice too :-)

Michelle said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!

Michelle May said...

It's fabulous!!! Oh my gosh!

Stephanie D. said...

That's a beautiful quilt and the quilting just complements it so well! No wonder you want to keep it!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. And as usual, your quilting is uncomparable!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Monica said...

Pretty pretty pretty!

Shelley said...

Wow, I can see why you like it so much but in this case the quilting really makes the quilt! I like the straight lines in the triangles and how it breaks up all the swirly stuff going on :)

Rita said...

Well now, you know I LOVE this quilt:-) You did an outstanding job my friend!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on the outstanding quilting and your recent finish. You are absolutely amazing to me. You are the master.
Thanks for sharing like always. I can never get enough of the pictures of your creations.

JoAnne said...

I recognized this pattern right off. I have a few of her patterns, too, and have had my eye on this one. Your quilting makes it gorgeous! Wow!

Bari Jo said...

This is gorgeous! I love her quilt and I love your quilting on it! It really makes it special!!!!

QuiltSue said...

That is just amazing. I love what you have done. However many hours/days/weeeks did that take?

Deb said...

It's beautiful and the quilting just makes it shine.

Dawn Heese said...

Fantastic as always!

Me and My Stitches said...

Beautiful! No wonder you wanted to keep it. I wish you would have sent it to my house!

Patti Williams said...

that is one beautiful quilt

Dandelion Quilts said...

Beautiful quiliting!

AnnieO said...

Stunning! Your beautiful quilting complemented the lovely applique and piecing so well. Congrats to you both--piecer and quilter :)

Barb said...

stunning quilting!

Wendy said...

Totally I'd keep that one, she won't miss it :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla (from Finland)

JCnNC said...

Another masterpiece - I would have hated to give that one back. Judy C

MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh Mary, you are amazing! Love that quilt!

Jeanna said...

There is just no word to do the quilting justice! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

One of these days, I truly hope to own a quilt that has been quilted by "Mary from Quilt Hollow!"

Lorraine said...

Great job......beautiful quilt....a keeper indeed!

Needled Mom said...

It is just gorgeous, Mary. I am so glad you shared it with us.

Linda said...

Mary your quilting is out of this world.
Such an artist. This is beautiful.

Tina @ Threads-Unlimited.com said...

Your quilting absolutely shines on this quilt--a perfect match!