Quilt ADD in therapy

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Colorado, United States
Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, May 6, 2022

Finish Report! King-sized Dinner Plate Dahlia


king-sized "Dinner Plate Dahlia" - a Judy Niemeyer design
116 x 108 inches


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. 

  I am sharing at TGIFF


10 comments:

  1. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!! Great choice of fabrics and colors and the quilting is stunning. Well done.

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  2. Gloriously supurb and you should be very proud of this quilt!!

    Hugs - Barbara Anne

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  3. Your quilting is beautiful! You have a definite talent, happy stitching!

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  4. Gorgeous! It’s a true work of art!

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  5. You had me with the color and kept me riveted with your quilting choices. Congratulations on your finish.

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  6. 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!

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  7. Beautiful and stunning - award winning for sure!

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  8. Absolutely exquisite! The hours of work in this quilt make my head spin. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  9. It's beautiful. Congrats on the finish. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.

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  10. Beautiful does not seem to be enough of a word to describe your quilt. Thanks for sharing your work of art.

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