Monday, March 12, 2012

My part is finished...

and now it will go to a framing shop.
I used silk thread to do the quilting and just echoed the shapes.  
I like the way it came out.
At first, I tried a Sulky Bobbin Lt., but I could not control the tension.
I found that a simple Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread worked best in the bobbin. 
I love the way a muslin backing looks when quilted.

Now to get back to those pink and black HST units.
Happy Spring!

24 comments:

Page 8 said...

Breathtaking!

Elyte said...

Just gorgeous Cheryl. Love those little blue birds.

Sharon said...

WOW....Gorgeous!

Aunt 'Reen said...

This quilt turned out Gorgeous!
Congratulations on an amazing finish!

Nicole Morris said...

Amazing quilting!

Ariane said...

Gorgeous!!!

Denise said...

Fantastic front and back too!

Jo said...

Your FMQing is wonderful! Wow the echo quilting is perfect and your quilt is gorgeous. Congrats on your finish!

Mary L. said...

Beautiful, Cheryl. I have this pattern and hope to make one someday too. Yours is exquisite.

Sue said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Cheryl ! Congratulations on a beautiful finish !

Karen said...

I never would have thought of quilting with silk thread. It looks very nice. And evidently it is not hard to work with.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Looks spectacular, Cheryl! I'm glad you are getting it framed. It certainly deserves a place of honor in your home! The quilting is marvelous!

Loris said...

This is lovely! I love the back too! Great quilting designs!

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, Cheryl. I love the muslin backing, too.

Maureen said...

Just beautiful! Even more impressive because these are small blocks. Wonderful quilting - i love aurifil thread.

libbyquilter said...

i so agree about the light/muslin backing showing the quilting beautifuly. i like that this particular quilt is vibrant and colorful on one side and subtle and equally beautiful on the other side.
what a great piece this is~!

:-)
libbyQ

Merilyn said...

What gorgeous work Cheryl!!! Those blocks look wonderful!!!!

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous, Cheryl... superb!
Thanks for mentioning the threads, too. It's helpful to know these things even though we all have different machines.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Cheryl. Simply luscious! I usually don't care for beige but I find the beige backgrounds to be very pleasing and effective.
best, nadia

Lisa said...

That looks amazing Cheryl!

Sharon said...

SEW beautiful. I am impressed with quilters who use the small block patterns. These take time but make such a huge difference in an overall design.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi Cheryl, Your quilting is amazing and the blocks are too!

Carolyn

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

I have that little quilt started. One day I will finish it.