Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twirling Fans Quilt

My absolute favorite thing to do after I've finished up a quilt is to lay it out on the floor, adjust the blinds so the light shines on the quilt to cast shadows and then admire and take pics of the quilt.  Unfortunately my camera broke, so I'm using an i pod to take the pictures...anyway, here is Sharon's beautiful quilt!


As I mentioned before this is Sharon's design and it's called Twirling Fans.  You can find out more information about this pattern here.


I really enjoyed coming up with a secondary design on the background fabric.  I wasn't sure about the feathers but now I can see the whole quilt...I'm really happy I did them!


Normally I like to play it safe on customer quilts and wouldn't have done 12 different background fills but it seamed fitting for this quilt and I love it!


I tried some new quilting fillers.  The two above were new to me and ended up being my favorite.


...and some more


I kept the border quilting simple by doing some piano keys.  I tend to do piano keys a lot on borders with printed fabrics.  They always look great!

 
 
 Only two more customer quilts left to do and they are both Urban Nine Patch quilts.  I'm really excited to start on them and to show progress on them!!  

Ty cooperated today and took a long nap!  Good quilting day today!

~Jenny~

54 comments:

Janet O. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. With that much open space to quilt, the quilting can make or break a quilt. You more than made this one. Not to take away from the beautiful pattern, but you really enhanced it beyond what I could have imagined when you posted the beginnings of it!

Dawn White said...

awesome as usual, Jenny!!

Kathy said...

Yeah for long naps!
Love seeing the final quilt, beautiful! The feather motif works so well as a secondary design.

Malini said...

Wow! This quilt is really stunning and that secondary design is just wonderful!

Stitched With Prayer said...

No matter how many times I come back to look at this quilt, nor how long a stare at it, it just continues to take my breath away. Truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing so many photos of it to enjoy and drool over. Hugs....

Auntie Pami said...

Oh my goodness, the backgrounds are great. I really do like the piano keys. The weather makes Ty sleepy? Good boy!

Karen said...

If this is at all possible, I think you are getting better!! So beautiful.

Laura Davies said...

Love your little caterpillar looking filler. Not quite feathers, but straight. Very neat. Also love the fans that you echoed. They really pop!

Patsy said...

This may well be your most beautiful quilting job yet. really, this is simply stunning and endlessly inspiring. Thank you for posting these beautiful photos.

Julianne said...

Wow

tjm24271 said...

Absolutely amazing. I know it is a fan quilt but the first thing that entered my mind was American Indians doing ceremonial dances. All the bright colors with paired with the black seemed to resemble head dress feathers. It is so beautiful. You have done a breathtaking job.

felice said...

I have to say this is the most amazing complimentary quilting I have ever seen! Really gorgeous!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I'm drinking up this eye candy. I'm so going to miss seeing your quilting.
Linda

Saskia (knitandpatch) said...

Just wonderful! I love it.
Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
Saskia

kitty said...

Your uniquely wonderful quilting has enriched this quilt to the highest degree of perfection. It really is a paragon of beauty!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

this is just amazing Jenny.. just another amazing work of yours.. it simply take the quilt to the next level!

Kim Johnson said...

Amazing again!!!!! I dream of being able to quilt like you!

Abby West said...

Jenny - you knocked it out of the ball park again. Your quilting just blows me away. I am a newbie long arm quilter and I strive to be as awesome as you one day.

Sandy said...

I agree with everyone, this is just amazing. It's a great quilt, but, the quilting took it to a whole new level. Love it.

Carolyn said...

Your quilting is absolutely beautiful! You definitely added the whipped cream and cherry to the top.

happydancequilting said...

It is absolutely dazzling! The fabrics, pattern and quilting all came together on this one. I LOVE it and cannot wait to make some version of it for myself.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Jenny....this is gorgeous! The pattern is wonderful, but without your quilting it just wouldn 't be the same...fantastic

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Wow Wow Wow... Everything about it is gorgeous! Love.

Judy said...

This quilt is stunning. I think I like your McTavishing with pebbles filler best. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

Judy

Derrith said...

What a stunning combination of perfect fabrics, beautiful piecing and incredible quilting. A true work of art!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous! Stunning! I feel like a broken record every time I comment on a finished quilt. You do such lovely work!

SIMPLESEW said...

lOVELY.... thanks for explain the designs, I am trying to learn and quilt and you make it seem easy but I know how hare you work. Both you ladies did great..

Teresa Silva said...

Oh I love how this quilt turned out and all the different background fills are wonderful. You're just so talented! You must write a book or start teaching! Wonderful work!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Amazing quilting!! I love all the different fillers--very inspiring!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!

Pat Merkle said...

Absolutely fabulous quilting!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Beautiful! Amazing!

Maryellen said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilting jobs I've ever seen. The quilt itself is lovely, but you turned it into outstanding!!!

Linda R said...

Stunning!! Your quilting precision is awesome. This is one Beautiful quilt!

humble needle said...

Jenny dear, you are an artist with thread! You have a beautiful talent. With every quilt you take your designs to the next level. I hope some of your quilting has been on display somewhere for all to see in person!

Sharon said...

So Beautiful!

Sandy said...

Just stunning! Would LOVE to be in your head for a while to understand how you do what you do! :)

deequilter said...

Sharon Has a Beautiful Quilt Quilted by You.... You do Awesome with your Longarm Quilting...Just LOVE this 1

Lynn said...

Fabulous! Your quilting makes it sing.

Peg Botham said...

I've just seen this on Bonnie's FB and had to pop over, the quilt itself is stunningly beautiful and the quilting is amazing, what a talent. I know if it was mine I'd spend the following weeks just looking at it.

Peg x

Jan Duffy said...

beautiful !!!

Jan

Tncombo said...

AMAZING ! UNREAL ! BEAUTIFUL ART.
Thanks for sharing !!

Garden on the Ridge said...

Absolutely stunning quilting. I'm inspired! Well done.

Tania Nelson said...

**GASP** I am in awe of how beautiful this quilt is! The quilting designs on it are gorgeous!!!!!! When I grow up I want to make quilts as stunning as this!

Jennifer Ward said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jennifer Ward said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tami C said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your quilting really makes the quilt!

Dennis Dickinson said...

Excellent work!

iquilts said...

Beautiful. Is this quilt done on a long arm?

Thanks,
Chase

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Rebecca Tellez said...

This quilt is absolutely fabulous, not only the design and piecing but the quilting you did just makes this quilt sing. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful photos.

QuiltinGal said...

Your quilting is just fantastic It looks like your batting is extra fluffy. Do you have a certain brand you like and do you use wool?

The Quilting Cat Lady. said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning, both sewing and quilting. Love it!

Marija said...

this is just simply stunning! Thank you for sharing and for amazing inspiration!