Friday, July 17, 2009

Don't be shocked...

I actually dusted off the longarm and quilted something. We're visiting the boys in Atlanta in a week and I would like to have this quilt finished so I can take it to give to Adam's girlfriend. It still needs binding and washing but I should be able to manage that.

The pantograph is Wandering Daisies

and while some people wouldn't dream of doing a pantograph on a quilt with applique, I think as long as the motifs are small and the thread is blendy it can look good. All the photos should enlarge if you click on them.

27 comments:

Deb said...

turned out really cute!

Vicki W said...

I think it looks great!

paulette said...

Wow! Adam's girlfriend is going to love you! What a beautiful quilt!
Paulette

Lisa said...

I love the way this looks! Hey, I am from Atlanta--if you get a chance check out one of my fav shops--it is one of the newest in town. A Scarlet Thread.

Beth said...

Oh I love it! You are SO brave to step outside your comfort zone! (I may need that as soon as my Classic arrives...can you say that back to me ...say..mid August??? you are a peach!)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous Mary! Doesn't it feel great to have the quilting done?!?!

Judy said...

It turned out great Mary. I really like this panto and I have it bookmarked now. :) Thanks.

YankeeQuilter said...

Looks great...the panto looks fun with the applique...boo to that rule!

QuiltingB29 said...

It turned out great!

heather fish said...

She is a lucky gal to get such a beautiful quilt!

GARI said...

What a beautiful quilt: lucky girlfriend.

QuiltSue said...

I think I've said it before. Rules are made to be broken, and here is the proof. That quilt looks gorgeous, thanks for letting us see it.

Darlene B said...

I wish I were your son's girlfriend! I would love to be receiving this quilt! I think the pantograph works beautifully. The colors in this quilt are just spectacular.

Denise in PA said...

Cute! I love the panto - I think it looks great with the applique. I just finished a quilt using the Daisy Swirl panto and really, really liked it - love those daisies!

Irene said...

Looks great Mary - another happy quilt that brings a smile to your face when you look at it.

Susan said...

Oh...love the hearts and flowers quilting!

a.simple.life said...

That quilt makes me feel so happy just looking at it - can't imagine how cheery it must be in person!! Your son's girlfriend is one lucky girl!!

stitchinpenny said...

Let me add my voice to the chorus of those who love the quilting. I am new to this and still make baby quilts that I can quilt on my sewing machine and that requires me hand guiding, so your longarm quilting is just amazing to me.

LeKaQuilt said...

I love the colour in this quilt! She is a lucky girl :o)

Bonnie said...

Mary -- the quilt is wonderful, the quilting is wonderful. I was saying I want this panto -- thanks for the link, by the way -- and, why am I surprised. It is a willow leaf and I love their work. Maybe it will go on my christmas list. Is the pattern for the quilt on Maryquilts.com? Bonnie in the Poconos.

Anonymous said...

Mary,

that is the most beautiful quilt. Adam's girlfriend is a lucky girl. That pantograph is one of my favourites that I like to use a lot.

Happy quilting

Marina (South Africa)
marinalouw@telkomsa.net

*karendianne. said...

I haven't been able to locate "they" or "some people" & I'd like to. Certainly individuals that hold much sway over my own personal life. I beat them down though and I cheer on with this panto over applique. I absolutely love it. I think these individuals maybe don't want to put in the little bit of extra effort to find the right "whatever" it takes to blend it all. ...of course I do NOT know because I'm just a piece. ...of work!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh she is one lucky girlfriend! I love the quilting. The daisies are such a happy little flower and over the applique looks just fine. Have a great visit. Jenn

Jaime said...

WOW!!!!Amazing quilts!!

Andrew said...

Amazing photos..

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Makeup Princess aka Steph said...

I love it!!!

Darcie said...

Aw...I bet she loves it! ;-)