And it’s a Quilt!

A very popular quilting book a few years back was titled – It’s Not a Quilt – Until it’s Quilted – well this one is quilted!  Yippee!

This quilts journey began in a “quilt til you wilt” back in March.  For you that are new to the blog – a quilt til you wilt is a teaching event that I have hosted 3 times at Pinwheels and Posies (Dickinson, TX)  and once at Elaine’s Quilt Block (Salt Lake City, UT).  I teach and the students work on their Judy Niemeyer project for over 36 hours over a 3 day period.  The shops provides meals and students are able to leave their sewing stations setup.  It is a great way to immerse yourself in a project.

Liz purchased her kit from Pinwheels and Posies.  This kit was the cover quilt for the pattern.  Liz chose to make a few changes that I will point out in the appropriate photos.  As Liz worked on her quilt she asked to be placed on my quilting schedule and now we are to the quilting portion!

The thread palette - Sew Fine by Superior Threads

The thread palette – Sew Fine by Superior Threads

The pattern - Mariner's Compass by Judy Niemeyer

The pattern – Mariner’s Compass by Judy Niemeyer

The center of the quilt, this unit is called "Compass Rose"

The center of the quilt, this unit is called “Compass Rose”

These are the B units, surrounded by feathers, ropes and spokes

These are the B units, surrounded by feathers, ropes and spokes

Close of of the outer rope, the original kit had Hoffman Brown Sugar as the background, Liz chose a more dramatic Hoffman Black, it has just a hint of blue.

Close of of the outer rope, the original kit had Hoffman Brown Sugar as the background, Liz chose a more dramatic Hoffman Black, it has just a hint of blue.  There is a lot of background fill quilting in the black, but it is very hard to see!

Liz chose to flip her sails - placing the dark on the bottom on the left side and the background on the bottom on the right side.

Liz chose to flip her sails – placing the dark on the bottom on the left side and the background on the bottom on the right side.

The back of the quilt - this is the brown sugar fabric - Liz thought it would work great on the back and it did!

The back of the quilt – this is the brown sugar fabric – Liz thought it would work great on the back and it did!

Some more quilting on the back!

Some more quilting on the back! (Brown Sugar is actually darker than this but I have having trouble capturing the quilting and the color!)  Here you can see the background fill that is in the black on the front!

I hope you enjoyed this brief quilting share!  Next on the frame is “Grandma’s Wedding Ring” another Judy Niemeyer pattern, made from a class I taught!

Dee

 

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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