Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Feathers with Curved Cross Hatching

I was given this quilt by Anthea last year with instructions to quilt it heavily with traditional quilting.  


I had a lot of fun doing it, but boy did it take me a long time.

I was really happy with how the curved cross hatching and feathers look in the border.







Last year I did a great class with Carla Barrett at Feathered Fibers called Quilt Whispering, where you look at developing your quilting design skills.  One aspect of the class is that you can send pictures of a quilt to Carla and she will draw on it suggested quilting designs. 

I did this with Anthea’s quilt, and the design Carla suggested can be seen in her post here.

I liked what Carla did, but I had some different ideas. I had already planned to do curved cross hatching and feathers in the border, and pebbles as the background fill.

One thing I did take from Carla’s quilting design was to put a little flower in the border to create a point that the feathers could come from.


I am glad that Anthea chose a plain back as it shows the quilting beautifully.






I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.

43 comments:

  1. I opened your blog today and about fell off my chair. Lordy, lordy!

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  2. OMG that is just amazing. You are so talented Desley, and what an inspiration.

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  3. You are crazy talented!
    drop dead gorgeous-I think I just died.

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  4. I'm speechless...... That is just awesome!

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  5. Another incredible beauty, Desley. It's just gorgeous--I love almost everything about it--the curved crosshatching is really wonderful!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful...I bet it took you a while

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  7. Wow , wow and a triple wow...stunning.

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  8. I am in love! This is simply gorgeous! Well whispered!

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  9. absolutely beautiful, Desley...give yaself a pat on the back..

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  10. You rock quilter! I didn't see the quilt before you put your 'artistic doodling' on it but I'm sure without the quilting it was lovely, but what you have done has bought this quilt to life!
    I did Carla's Whispering class this year.

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  11. that is the most beautiful quilting i have ever seen. love it. lisaursino@msn.com

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  12. What a wonderful work!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Jaw-dropping gorgeous!!! Your quilting is phenomenal!

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  14. What a great treat to visit your blog today...absolutely stunning.

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  15. Desley - that is REALLY stunning. Its just looks fabulous.

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  16. Oh WOW how amazing!!! I love your quilting

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  17. Utterly extraordinary. You are a magician. Awesome job!

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  18. There's only one word: WOW Love the colours, love the way the quilting fits the design... great job!

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  19. Only one word Breathtaking!!!!

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  20. That quilt is over the top gorgeous! I don't know how you do it-you must have awesome endurance. Thanks for the link to Carla's site. I'm going to take her whispering class next time she offers it. Approximately how long did it take you?

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  21. This is really beautiful, thanks for sharing all your work for us lookers.

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  22. I could stare at your quilting for hours. It's truly a work of art!!

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  23. Desley, you continue to amaze! What gorgeous eye candy.

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  24. Stunning! How long does it take you to quilt something like this? It's absoultely amazing.

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  25. Good grief, that is stunning! Perfect choice for the quilting to go with the design. Beautiful work, both the applique and the quilting.

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  26. Desley I've been following your blog for a few months now & get so much inspiration & even tried some of your ideas. I'm a brand new longarmer but even new free motion quilter on my Bernina. I love your work & am trying to develop along the same lines. I just took Carla's Quilt Whisperer 101 & she showed us this & a pic of your work. Well done Desley, you're truly an artist. I love how your mind works in design. Thank you for sharing so generously pictures of your work. What rulers do you use for your straight & curved cross hatching?

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  27. Can you hear that....



    Speechless!

    Kay in Scotland

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  28. Wow!!! that is all you can say about your quilting skills.... The Quilt is absolutely gorgeous.

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  29. Breathtaking quiting. Just beautiful!!

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  30. Absolutely incredible quilt and quilting! Awesome!

    Bari

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  31. As usual, totally stunning, I so love your blog.

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  32. I have appliqued this quilt top and now, after seeing your pics, am wishing I could find the time to quilt it--too many customer quilts in the queue>

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  33. That is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful job of quilting . . . amazing!

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