Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cherry Blossom Marmalade quilt finished!

Since Friday I've been trying to get good pictures to share of this quilt.  Fridays pictures came out over exposed with bad lighting.  And then yesterday I couldn't get outside to take pictures because of the wind.  Phewy!  I'll just share what I have.
 There's a tutorial with templates under the tutorials tab at the top of the blog for this block.  No finishing instructions, so here's a quick finishing note.  Background for the Dresden cut at 18.5 inches.  Sashing and cornerstone strips cut at 1.5 inches.  I've no idea the yardage required, flew by the seat of my pants.

The original plan for quilting this was simple straight line cross hatching in the background.


 I used Invisafil 100 wt. thread on the entire quilt.  Great for those bump back feathers, the backtracking is invisible!
 80/20 batting to give me the puffy effect.

Remember those awful sashing strips?  I used all but one set on the backing.

 This is why I love white as a backing.  Sometimes you get a two sided quilt.  Well if you don't need to work in a colorful mistake.....

I took some pictures Friday morning when attaching the binding .  The colors came out great.  Because there's no borders on this quilt, a small quarter inch binding was necessary in order to keep my nine patches uniform.  
 The binding strips were cut at 1.75 inches, and stitched with a quarter inch foot to the front, and hand stitched to the back.
 When I rounded the corner into the studio this is what I saw.  Such a pretty site.  I had to have a picture!
Linking up today with Connie and Judy, hop on over and be inspired!

~Lea Anne~




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19 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow wow! Pure awesomeness!

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  2. OH OH OH! It is GORGEOUS! You did such a wonderful job and the quilting patterns are perfect for this quilt! It's a show stopper (and winner--hope you enter it somewhere)! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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  3. Your quilt is stunning! Your precise piecing, appliqué, and quilting is phenomenal!

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  4. Wow the quilting adds a new dimension to the quilt. Absolutely love it.

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  5. They aren't mistakes they are design elements. The quilt is beautiful.

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  6. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love that teal with the red and white. The quilting is perfect.

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  7. this has turned out beautifully, a great quilt

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  8. That is stunning. I love how you quilted it.

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  9. So beautiful...
    So beautiful...
    So beautiful...
    So beautiful...

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  10. What a beautiful, beautiful quilt!! I really liked it when you first were showing it but now that it is all quilted.....WOW!! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Wow, you did a wonderful job on your quilt. It's just beautiful..

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  12. What a gorgeous sight to greet you in your sewing space, just awesome in every way. I'm visiting from Freemotion by the River

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  13. It's so pretty and fresh. What nice work, I plan to visit your tutorial page to make one too. Thanks
    leeAnna Paylor leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  14. I have to spell it out: Oh My Gosh! That is the most gorgeous quilt! The quilting is over the top. Wow!

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  15. Gorgeous! I have tryign to make feathers like yours. Mine are a bit bumpy! Did you use a sewing machine or a long arm?
    Esther
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  16. This is so beautiful! I pinned it to three different boards!

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  17. LOVE this quilt, Lea Anne! I had to hunt around to find your finish, but it was worth the search. Thanks for the tutorial, too. With the cherries, Dresdens, scallops and beautiful quilting, I think it's a home run! Congratulations. :)

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  18. Your quilt is stunning. It was a lot of hard work and many steps but doesn't that make it all the sweeter in the end? Well done.

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