This is a Judy Niemeyer design. I extended the outer edges on the papers of the queen size pattern to make it the size we wanted for our king bed.
I started piecing this in September 2019 and finished the top in March 2020.
This is my own colorway, which I figured out on Quiltster's site. I ordered the Japanese florals and the sky blue border fabric, then supplemented those from my stash.
It went onto my longarm in late August 2021, and came off early March 2022. Quilting was slow-going because I was still limited by long-Covid effects, I had a hard time deciding what to quilt where, and - well - at 108 x 116 inches, it's a MONSTER. And, as I found, the very widest backing that I can get onto my frame.
I used 11 different threads on the top, and 3 bobbins. I do one thread at a time all the way through a quilt, change the thread, roll back the other way, repeat as necessary. That way I minimize tension adjustments. I've found that stabilizing the quilt with the ditch work and basting areas that are larger than a fist as I go along (I just use corsage pins for that) prevents any pleats from happening on the back as I roll back and forth through the rest of the process.
The only collaboration on this is when Navarre "helped" me figure out a template for the long gray feather areas.
And now, I'll just let the close-ups speak for themselves. This is all ruler and hand-guided. I do not have a computerized system.
And Isabeau has been convinced this is her personal quilt, ever since it went onto our bed March 3rd.
Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!! Great choice of fabrics and colors and the quilting is stunning. Well done.ReplyDelete
Gloriously supurb and you should be very proud of this quilt!!ReplyDelete
Hugs - Barbara Anne
Your quilting is beautiful! You have a definite talent, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! It’s a true work of art!ReplyDelete
You had me with the color and kept me riveted with your quilting choices. Congratulations on your finish.ReplyDelete
Oh my WORD, Lynette -- this quilt is a monumental achievement! I fully appreciate everything that went into it, from designing your custom color palette, enlarging the pattern to fit your bed, piecing the top, and OH MY GOSH the hand guided custom quilting. What a treasure!! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and stunning - award winning for sure!ReplyDelete
Absolutely exquisite! The hours of work in this quilt make my head spin. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful. Congrats on the finish. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful does not seem to be enough of a word to describe your quilt. Thanks for sharing your work of art.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! Just stunning!ReplyDelete
That is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love your quilt. It is just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Hi Lynette, what an amazing quilt. The quilting you did is really stunning. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness -Your quilt is just beautiful! the quilting is really something, Love the close up pics :)ReplyDelete
Oh my! This is breathtaking, Lynette!!! So pretty! You are a very patient quilter, working on it on your longarm that long. What did you do for backing, since 108" wide fabric isn't wide enough?ReplyDelete
Wow, that quilt is stunning! Such wonderful stitching and beautiful quilting lines. What an heirloom it will be!ReplyDelete
Stunning is the only word I can think of for this beauty!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful quilt you have made! great choices for the fabric, colors and quilting. Bravo!ReplyDelete