Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Posies and Plaid - lots of pictures to finish this one off

time to stitch the blocks together...
pin basting with cotton batting ...
a variety of hand quilting threads selected for 'Big Stitch' hand quilting...








we had a good run of rainy quilting-and-binding weather...






and my favourite photo in the garden... sunshine after rain is extra special isn't it?

And a bit of a blurb about the quilt? 
I started it in May 2016. It measures approx 70 inches by 78 inches and is my own design. I was initially inspired by an antique quilt spotted in Jane Lury's book (about her antique quilt collecting). The design went off on a tangent - a bunch of tangents really! A few unpickings and alterations later it has ended up as a blend of a few ideas, and a mix of reproduction and modern fabrics. I especially loved experimenting with Big Stitch quilting and a mix of different colours and weights of threads. 

I'm hanging Posies and Plaid in the entrance hall at home and that meant a shift around the house of other quilts. It's always the way that one change leads to another! The guest bedrooms have had a makeover and quilts as bedheads provide a cosy finish. 


I've now got a space on a wall that is just the right size for my Hexagon Star quilt. So it has zoomed up the quilting queue and has just gone in the hoop for hand quilting - again with thin cotton batting. These are half inch hexagons so I think best suited in size and style to traditional (small stitch) quilting. But I'm not planning on dense quilting so am hoping for a relatively quick finish (fingers crossed!). 

 

55 comments:

  1. Прекрасная работа!

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  2. My goodness - you make some of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Each one a treasured heirloom.

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  3. your quilt is gorgeous.........and so are the others.......I like seeing the different threads and colours in the quilting...........the rooms look so pretty......

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  4. wow!!!!! What a spectacular finish, your quilts are so inspiring as is your quilting.
    Congratulations on your finish and can't wait to see your hexies completed

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  5. WOW,WOW and another WOW .
    Breathtaking !!!!

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  6. спасибо за подробный рассказ. Грандиозная работа, красивый квилт!

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  7. So beautiful! I loved seeing your choice of fabrics and threads and all the little elements of surprise! Your quilts are simply amazing. Thank you for the lovely pics!

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  8. Beautful is not strong enough to describe your quilts. Fabulous!

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  9. You really can take my breath away... speechless seeing this beauty! Hilda, you are really one of the very best quilters (and now also designers) I know, and love each and every quilt you made. This new one, designed by yourself, really stands out in workmanship and color-choice. Your home is lovingly decorated with your quilts, and looks like a litte quilt-museum!

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  10. You amaze me. I love your use of fabrics. They are so interesting and so different.

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  11. just love your quilts so much. I really like the way this newest quilt was quilted - I like all those tiny X's in the centers - so unique - I must remember that. So pretty!!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. I loved how you've mixed reproduction fabrics with modern ones. Your guest bedrooms look so inviting; careful though, your guest might never want to leave again ;)!

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  13. What a talent you have! It is gorgeous!

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  14. Oh, Hilda! I knew when your newest blog would come, it would have a spectacular quilt. I kept thinking I had missed an entry! But I knew something wonderful was being made. What a beauty! I am breathless up here in the Pacific NW of the US. Besides such gorgeous fabrics and stitching, I am so in love with the white vine and leaves! Such a novel concept and idea for me. Delightful, delightful.....and so worth the wait! .....(Carrolyn V)

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  15. Absolutely Beautiful Quilts!

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  16. Beautiful , gorgeous , fabulous , I love your choice of fabrics and threads
    Sumptuous .
    J'adore ! Un plaisir pour les yeux !
    Hello from France !

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  17. There aren't enough words! This is just the most beautiful quilt I have EVER seen! I too, love your fabrics and threads and your big stitch sewing! This is truly a Masterpiece! If you ever decide to teach a class I'll be the first one to book a flight to Australia. Once again, I can't thank you enough for showing us your wonderful, detailed pictures of this quilt. You are just Amazing!!!!

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  18. Once again, you amaze me beyond words. This quilt is absolutely stunning. I must say it is worth the long wait between posts when you delight us with something like this. Thanks for making my day.

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  19. Congratulation.
    The Quilt is amazing.

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  20. What a perfectly lovely quilt. I love the colors, the contrast, the quilting (especially the little cross stitches), the preciseness (is that a word?) of the applique, the formal casualness of the whole design. What a wonderful accomplishment!

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  21. Your work is breathtaking! You are a true artist, Hilda.

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  22. Your quilt is spectacular! What a beautiful palate of fabrics you've used! I love it! Your big stitch quilting is wonderful. The pictures in the garden are so lovely. I'm excited to watch your progress with the hexagon quilt :0)

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  23. Breathtaking!!! Every time I see a new post on your blog I hold my breath :))) thank you for the inspiration!!

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  24. Oh, Hilda, it is just beautiful! I love the palette of soft greens. And the big stitch detail around the posies makes them even sweeter, I think. Is that cross stitch quilting over the white background? It looks great. Love all the photos -- the garden bench is my favourite. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Stunning; it's such a joy to see your fabulous quilts & read your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time & trouble to share your work. It is truly appreciated.

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  26. Such a stunningly gorgeous quilt, Hilda. And very inspirational: i will try big stitch on my next quilt. Quick question....What backing fabric did you use given the variety of thread colours you chose,which look fantastic? It's so so lovely.

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  27. OMG ... Another masterpiece ! The white leaves appliqués are unusual but so pretty !
    Congratulations for this wonderful finish !

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  28. Another absolutely wonderful quilt, Hilda! Your work is outstanding and I always look forward to reading your blog posts and seeing what inspiring quilt you are working on, thank you for taking the time to show us your lovely quilts.

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  29. Wow! That is incredible. Your pin basting looks intense! I'm imagining catching thread on them while hand quilting & swearing like a sailor.

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  30. As always, your quilts are spectacular! You are such an inspiration--love all that you do!

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  31. Beautiful! Would you talk about what you have learned or liked best with big stitch quilting. Sort of a how to. Thanks

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  32. Lovely. I want to give big stitch a try on an upcoming quilt I am about to finish. Did you have a thread you liked better than others in your Experimenting with the different threads?

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  33. Absolutely beautiful work!!!!!!!!!! I love the Posies and Plaid! Lot of hours spent with this one!

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  34. Another truly inspiring post Hilda. Your work is outstanding and beautiful.

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  35. Absolutely amazing! What beautiful work you do! Very inspirational to all of us appliquers out here

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  36. Always inspiring to see your finished work.
    The big stitch looks fabulous on this quilt. Loved seeing the other quilts in your beautiful home.

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  37. I was going to say that this is absolutely amazing, but all your quilts are, in my opinion. Thank you for giving us this beautiful quilt to look at today.

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  38. Spectacular. Another great quilt. Your 4Block behind second bed is lovely too.

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  39. This is also a beautiful quilt! I just love every quilt you have made sofar. And I hope there wil be many more to come, so I can drool even more, ha ha!

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  40. Wonderful Hilda! Extra special in your garden.
    I love the photos too when you rotate the quilts in your home.
    So, sew lovely.

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  41. A post filled with gorgeous quilt pictures! You do the best quilt projects.

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  42. I am not kidding when I say your quilts take my breath away. You inspire me with every quilt and I hope one day our paths cross and I get to see one of these beauties in person. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Congratulations on another beautiful finish with Posies and Plaid - you really should consider going into the pattern design business! It's been such a treat for me to re-visit your pictures on a lazy Sunday morning. Love the big stitch quilting with the different colour threads - very inspirational.

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  44. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt - I am in awe! thank you for sharing it with us.

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  45. Its been a while since I stopped by your blog and as usual, it did not disappoint. What fantastic pieces you have shared, thank you

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  46. Ah such a lovely, lovely quilt. So unique and inspiring! I just love the soft colors you use in your quilts, the cozy, cozy look to them! The hand quilting is always amazing, adding that perfect amount of texture too!

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  47. What a joy it is all ways to drop in on your blog, your quilt just makes me smile and Ohhhhh those so so even big stitches are so perfect and incrediable to look and learn from. What a joy it must be to visit your home with so many beautiful quilts hung and displayed. Tanks for sharing Glenda.

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  48. PS I feel like I have just been reading a beautifull coffee table book on stunning quilting Thank You

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  49. I love It ,,I LOVE IT ,, OOOOHH I LOVE IT ,,yesss I Love this Quilt

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  50. Your quilts are incredible. Your colors are bright, and the designs amazing. So glad you're sharing. Your blog will go on my favorites.

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  51. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
    Thank for your very good article...!

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