Monday, July 14, 2014

Gypsy Kisses


Gypsy Kisses - from the fabulous book Material Obsession 2...




This has been one of those slow, but oh-so-satisfying projects.


 I started piecing the arcs last Fall when I was lucky and got a FQ bundle of April Showers.


With those completed, it turned into a waiting game until I could get the April Showers navy yardage that I wanted to use for the background.


Then came the slow process of appliquéing the arcs and the eyes to the background...


And although it's a big quilt, I decided to quilt it myself. There are some quilts where I just can't give up control of the quilting finish. After weeks of thought, I actually ended up with some very simple quilting. Realizing that the quilt is very busy and that any fancy design, probably wouldn't show up much anyway - I went with simple wavy lines around the arcs and stippling in the background. A gray thread on the arcs and a blue/gray thread in the background {both Aurifil 50 wt} turned out perfect.


This was a tough one to photograph - the navy makes the camera want to overexpose. Here's a snap of the full quilt, but I have to say it's prettier in person!


One of my favorites!

11 comments:

  1. Another showstopper! I can only imagine the number of hours you put in on this one; the outcome is definitely worth every moment.

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  2. Beautiful quilt; it's very inspiring!

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  3. This quilt is absolutely beautiful. And I love the way you chose to quilt it, too.

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  4. Oh, how yummy! This pattern has been on my "Have to Make This One" list for awhile now. Your finish is re-motivating!!

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  5. This is beautiful! What a labor of love!

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  6. Love your fabric choices and pattern. Your quilting is great, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This has turned out wonderfully. Nice choice of binding too. You must be so proud !

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  8. Looooove this quilt and the color combo!!!

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  9. Looks great in those colours. Love the fabric you chose to be the background.

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