Saturday, May 24, 2014

Machine Quilting

These past few days, I've been machine quilting on a charity quilt I received through our guild. People donate completed tops/blocks/fabric to the charity arm of our guild, and when tops are assembled/pinned, they are offered to quilters who have the time and inclination to finish them up.

As soon as I saw this project on stage at a recent meeting, I knew I wanted to be part of finishing it up so it could be handed on to its next home. It's just delightful:

Here is a close up of one of the blocks - they are all beautifully needle-turn appliquéd, and on this block, you can see the lovely gold threads couched in place.

This block is just lovely too, the fabric used in the urn is delightful. You can't see it well in the picture, but the buds at the top of the block are dimensional, and made with a beautiful ribbon.

Some of the other blocks have reverse appliqué, and even gorgeous dimensional carnation looking flowers. So much work was put into making this top, it's puzzling that the maker was able to give it away. I have no clue who made it, but their work is seriously beautiful.

I really hope I can do the quilt top justice, it is a joy to work on - and I know that the eventual recipient of this quilt will just love it!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am amazed that after all the work gone into the applique that the quilter is donating the quilt!

Missy Shay said...

It is beautiful! I bet whomever donated it is a perfectionist and did not like the way it turned out, or she just wanted to be a blessing to someone.

Rosa said...

Your applique is just awesome.Such a beautiful block!

Nancy said...

I'm glad that you get to "play" with this gorgeous beauty for a bit! Looking forward to more photos as you progress.

Shay said...

I have complete faith that you can make this into the masterpiece it deserves to be Taz!

Michele Hill said...

Oh Tara… are doing an amazing job and all for charity. I am thinking maybe this could be a raffle quilt for Guild???!!!… is too beautiful to just give away. Bless your little cotton socks xxx


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