22 July, 2009

Red Star At Night

This one is off the rails and ready for turning to finish up the borders. I'm not ashamed of my quilting anymore. That's not to say that it's the best, by any means, but the strict hour-a-day practice regimen has proved beneficial for both the quilter and the quilts. I've tried my hand at lots of varied techniques on this sampler quilt, it has proved to be a perfect canvas for just that... feathers, outline quilting, continuous curves, McTavishing and freehand (translation: wonky/naive) shapes and fills.

Life is Good!
Red Star At Night 60" X 60"


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25 comments:

Connie W said...

It is lovely, Mrs. G. I love the way McTavishing fills the space and adds a very special touch. Your feathers are looking great. I never did feel good with my feathers.

quiltkeemosabe said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see it close up!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Debbie this is just spectacular. I always knew you would be gifted, talented and skilled with Sundance. I always knew that you'd create works of true art. I think we all did. It's just the sort of person you are. No cosmic-trippy needed on that observation.

So we knew but to actually SEE the workmanship, the creativity come to life is just terrific. I'm so excited to have seen this post today. How fun! How very fun!!!

FrogQuilter said...

Your quilting is beautiful. I too think my quilting could be better. I'll always strive to get better. That will keep us always improving. A good thing.

Nancy said...

Bravo!!!

Grace said...

very very pretty!

Janet said...

Beautiful! You should be so very proud of yourself, you've done a great job! Congratulations!

Tam said...

Gorgeous!

Vicki said...

Very nice, get confident! Your practicing is time well invested, I just started to machine quilt and I decided the only way is to jump in with both feet!!

Domestic Designer said...

Looks beautiful!

blushing rose said...

THIS is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors. TTFN ~Marydon

Loris said...

Really nice pattern choices for all those different blocks. The quilting looks great!

Quilting4U said...

OMGosh! It is wonderful!!!! You should be very proud!! It is just amazing! You go girl!!!!!!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

let us know when you're ready to 'go public'...I'll be one of the ones getting in line!! It looks AMAZING!

Quilt Hollow said...

You rock! Your quilting is looking amazing! Love that McTavishing!!!

quiltteacher said...

you go girl. Looks great! Pat yourself on the back. Mom always said,"Practice makes perfect."

Carrie P. said...

Awesome job. I love it all and I like how you did the borders too.

M. Regina said...

Your quilting is fantastic, i ove the colors. Very,very beautiful. hugs from Brasi.

Rhonda said...

Oooh... Mrs. Goodneedle, your quilting is coming along beautifully! The quilt is lovely! I must follow that one hour a day rule if I want to get better at quilting. :-)

Salem Stitcher said...

Your quilting looks great! I'm going to have to watch you do that McTavishing. I love it.

Tanya said...

Oh your quilting is just wonderful!! Such a professional! Anytime you want work, let me know!!! I love the McTavishing! I wonder if that would be possible to do on a domestic machine...

MARCIE said...

Fabuloso! I think your quilting looks great!

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

I really DON'T like you anymore! Look at your lovely feathers. Mine look, well, they don't look like feathers. In fact, I've convinced myself that I just don't LIKE feathers. (can you tell I'm pouting?)

Meggie said...

Your quilting is fab!

Nan said...

Your quilting is breathtakingly beautiful! You and Sundance are a great team.