Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mod Olives is Finished!

Finished my Mod Olives quilt!


I had fun coming up with 24 different feather designs for each block!


I'm happy with my feathers for the most part.  Some were kind of weird...like the bottom left one in the picture above.  Looks like toes.


Half way through the quilt I thought of a great quilting design for the print diamonds and had to do one out of curiosity.  It's the bottom left block in the picture above.


My favorite feather is the top left one in the picture above.  Love that one!


I really like the quilting in the background diamonds.  It helped give consistency to this quilt.  This quilt is quilted a little to busy for my liking but it was fun coming up with a bunch of feathers and hopefully I was able to give some of you some feather quilting ideas.  I of course can't take credit for all these feathers.  I have been inspired by some of them through some very talented quilters over the  past 7 years.


I always love looking at the before and after quilting pictures.


I like the black and white binding.  It helped the quilt feel grounded to me.

Hope you all are finishing up your Mod Olives quilt tops.  Looking forward to seeing them all!

~Jenny~

37 comments:

Mine-rSewFun said...

When I first saw your mod olives and the green, I thought, nah, not to my liking. But now here at the end I think it's terrific ... Your quilting is spectacular!!! Love it!

MalinisQuilts said...

Your quilting is just stunning! It is amazing how it transformed the quilt design!

angela said...

It's amazing. I love the colors. And as usual, your quilting really made all the difference. I just don't know how you do it!

Vicki in MN said...

Super gorgeous quilting as always, and I too love those background diamonds!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

omg, i had to pick my jaw up off the ground, this is amazing! i can't wait to see what everyone else did too. Are you doing a linky party?

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! The quilting makes the quilt! So stunning!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!!!!! stunning quilting!

Rebecca Grace said...

TOES?!!! You crack me up! And I agree with all the others about the quilting. Just looking at the pieced top, I felt "meh." Then once you've quilted it, I am finally beginning to realize that the quilts that blow me away with custom quilting are the same ones that underwhelm me as a flimsy (love that name). I personally make the mistake (over and over and OVER AGAIN) of using too many prints and patterns and leaving no open spaces for elaborate quilting. Then when I do try to put some special quilting effort in, it all gets lost in the busy prints. Note to self: BUY MORE SOLID FABRICS!!

Seriously, I love this quilt. They are like gorgeous Faberge Easter eggs, each one unique. And that one you're weirded out about does not look like toes to anyone except you! :-)

Jennifer Rossotti said...

Truly beautiful. I think I would be just mezmerized watching you at your quilting machine.

Kathy said...

Great variety of feathers Jenny! I have been looking forward to seeing all the designs.
Yes I see 'toes' in that one feather design too! :)

Adrianne said...

Super duper gorgeous - you are an amazing quilter!

Kris said...

Love this so much. I am behind on my blocks but hope to catch up. Then I will try to quilt it with something on my home machine but I know it won't be looking like that....Love it!

Leah said...

I love the quilting, really pulls it all together.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Fantastic quilting Jenny! Woohoo! Oh I yearn to quilt like that - someday... Thanks for continuing to inspire!

Dawn White said...

Sensational quilting, Jenny!!

Patsy said...

I loved the design of the quilt top before you quilted it, but OMG...your quilting is just so, so lovely! Honestly, you are such an inspiration with your incredible quilting ideas!

Paula said...

A really stunning finish. Your quilting is just magnificent and I can't believe how much it has changed the design. Really beautiful.

Kim Young said...

Your quilting is beautiful!!! Any plans on coming out to the NYC area for a trunk show or classes?

bachovka said...
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bachovka said...

Quilting is beautiful!!!
It´s amazing!

Hannele said...

There's just a ton of ideas on feathers in your quilting - it's breath takingingly fabulous!

Laura Davies said...

Love the way that you quilted the feathers differently!

Karen said...

You are so inspiring, wish I could re-create some of this on a domestic. So pretty.

Becky Schultz said...

It turned out just beautiful. Love all of the quilting ideas, too. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could have joined this QAL, I was too busy getting ready for a quilt show in Monroe, WA.

Janet Ann said...

Fabulously Stunning! Your quilting is amazing - it brought this quilt to life!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I have never seen such gorgeous quilting in my life!!! You are an artist. If I could just do a feather, I would think I'd "arrived" in the fmq world. ha. I think when I get to heaven, I'll have a big long arm waiting, and just go to town quilting just like you!!!
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Rebecca Grace said...

I love this quilt so much I had to come back and look at it again -- and now I have a question. How do you choose thread for a project like this? It looks like you used white thread in the white background and color-matched thread in the solid outer olives, but what color thread did you use for the print centers? I have a hard time choosing thread that complements busy prints without distracting, and whatever you're doing looks great.

Shirley Howland said...

even my blocks would look good with that beautiful quilting!!!

Tamarama said...

That looks so great. You are such an amazingly good quilter.

Michele said...

Wow! It is really fantastic and the quilting is Phenomenal.

the mrs said...

I had to wait to see how yours turned out before I could start mine. I really liked the individual blocks but couldn't wrap my head around how they'd look all together on a finished quilt. Yours is absolutely SPECTACULAR! Love your fabric/color choices and of course your quilting. It turned out very, very well. Thanks for continuing to come up with useful, dramatic blocks for your QCR.

Lorette Cole said...

Very pretty quilt but the quilting is over the top lovely! Great to see so many variations of feathers! It's a wonderful "exercise" and so beautifully executed!

ROBERT YOUNG said...

love love them all thanks for quilting so beautifully do you ark those center diamonds first or just wing it

Jan said...

Turned out very very nice! Love the variety but common quilting on this. Maybe I'll get back on my attempt at the top before too much longer!

Anna said...

Jenny, This is incredible! I am not sure how you whip these up so quickly, LOL! I am, however, extremely glad I dropped in to see your blog this morning. It worked! I am extremely motivated to head down now to continue my Urban 9 Patch!

The mod olives is adorable. I am such a huge fan! And I loved reading about your favorite parts and the wacky toes.

Kelly Corfe said...

Jenny, you outdo yourself with every new quilt ... your creativity knows no bounds! Love this!!

Kathy said...

love it - the black and white binding really makes the colors pop