Wednesday, 24 October 2012

swoon

She's home....

a glimpse at the reverse

The wizard that is Angela Walters did an amazing job. Of course, I wouldn't have expected anything else.

up close

I bound her with a (green but it looks more of a mustardy colour) bias stripe by Riley Blake (from Pink Castle fabrics - it's out of stock at the minute, I think she'll be getting more in. BTW - you can get 25% off anything in store with the code MOVING until the end of the month)

up close

I'd almost forgotten how much I loved this quilt. Or maybe I didn't love it as much before?

swoon

I absolutely love it to death now it's been quilted. Angela is the most amazing quilter ever. I feel so honoured to have 2 quilts that she has quilted for me (the other is Hexy MF). This won't be the last I send her way though, she does something to the quilt top that changes it from being pretty nice to out of this world. (You can pick up Angela's book, or pre-order her next one by visiting her store - or any good bookstore. Angela's first book is amazing, inspiring and will change the way you think about machine quilting and what you can achieve with it).

I was planning on getting some decent photos of the quilt draping it over sculptures or something artsy fartsy, but since I took these pics on the washing line, it's done nothing but rain and there's not a cat's chance in Hell I'm letting that quilt go near the mud, so for now these will have to do. Possibly until Spring.


51 comments:

verykerryberry said...

Incredible!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow it just amazes me how talented she is (of course you are to) hugs

Charlotte said...

it's gorgeous!!!!

Marit said...

Oh, Katy - it is BEAUTIFUL! Love the texture and the secondary pattern from the quilting. Great choices on the back and binding, too. Hope you will get a lot of joy covered in this one.
xoxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's splendid - I love the texture from all the quilting, bet it's lovely to snuggle under...

Laura Jane said...

It is just stunning.

Isisjem said...

Amazing. Really really beautiful!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Very pretty!

Sarah Russett said...

I got her book and am working to learn some new free motion quilting. She is so awesome! You are very lucky!! I wish to someday take one of her classes.

Marla said...

Swooning for Angela ;) Love the Habitat with the natural linen.

Debbie said...

I've seen alot of Swoon quilts but not quilted with the artistic flair of this one! It IS just stunning. I also love your scrappy blocks - really, really something special!

mascanlon said...

Love it! Angela's quilting really accents your bright fabrics and the background a perfect pairing!

Kelli said...

Wow! A.MAZ.ING!

Kelsey said...

SO beautiful!!!

Anna said...

It is gorgeous! What did you use for the backing? That color is amazing!

Di said...

Wow! What a beauty. Doesn't the quilting somehow bring a quilt to life. Di x

Anna said...

It looks amazing! I love Angela's book, it is so inspiring. Love your design and the backgrounds for the blocks, inspired choice!

Jenny said...

That's quite a quilt. An amazing accomplishment by both you and Angela. Just gorgeous.

aksherry said...

Just gorgeous, and the quilting just sets it off!

Katy Cameron said...

I looks fab, and I can attest to its snuggliness

CitricSugar said...

It's just gorgeous. I never get sick of seeing how much the quilting changes a quilt. I've seen a nubmer of Swoons and done one myself but the way they get quilted brings out such an individual personality to them that it's truly a different quilt every time.

euphoria said...

Oh my- it is a stunner!!! I adore the use of Habitat, and geez, that quilting is freakin' phenomenal!

Tiara said...

This is amazing, makes me oh so happy!

diane said...

it is perfection personified!

Shen said...

Absolute stunner - your piecing and her quilting are too beautiful!

Marian Griffin said...

So beautiful!!

Angela {fussycut} said...

Man, that is a gorgeous quilt!!

Anna said...

don't mind me scraping my jaw off the floor. totally stunning, really a work of art!!!

Tamie said...

It's beautiful. I have my own on the back burner. This inspires me to get going.

Flying Blind... said...

It certainly is a beauty!

Angela Walters said...

I am honored that you let me quilt it!!!! Thanks for the sweet words!!!!!

Angela Walters said...

I am honored that you let me quilt it!!!! Thanks for the sweet words!!!!!

Nicky said...

Great combination!

Michelle said...

It's just so beautiful. I love how the quilting has transformed the blocks into quivering, shimmering things. Like lily pads on a pond on a windy day (or something).

Cheryl Arkison said...

swoon, indeed. Of course, Angela had something pretty stellar to work from. Makes me want to properly piece something, it's been a while.

Sarah Ashford said...

Uber love for this quilt. It is perfect in every way. Rain/mud/fog and too many hours of darkness makes photography very tricky doesn't it!

Bennett and Graves said...

I always say that I make the quilt, but my longarm quilter makes it Special!

Kirsten said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Still working on mine and now I have sen your beautiful one, I can't wait to finish!

Kelli said...

Oooh, it's GORgeous!! And the purple backing is just perfect, and the quilting.. amazing..to say the least! Wow.

Toni Selman said...

Beautiful!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Valerie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Carla said...

It's crazy gorgeous!

Heidi Staples said...

This is the most beautiful, original swoon I've seen. I love it!!

CathyK said...

Stunning!!!!

Pat Converse said...

Amazing! You and Angela both do beautiful work.

emma said...

Stunning Katie!

Fiodhna said...

My favorite swoon yet. Oh and I saw Angela at Market and was a super dork not realizing who she was cause I was probably walking around with my jaw on the floor. When I met her again I told her that your swoon + her quilting had me totally falling in love. Is the thread on the back variegated, or is that just the light? Anywhoo it is sick and I love it.

Fi

nancy cantril said...

Can you tell us about the background fabric...is it Essex linen?

Gina said...

Absolutely stunning . I've always loved this swoon of yours . It looks even better now that its quilted . Well done to both of you .

asf said...

This quilt is so amazing! I'm in love! I'm a quilter and have just gone out and purchased all the Jay McCarroll Habitat fabric that I could get my hands on. It's so fabulous, brilliant idea to do swoon in scrappy fashion w/modern fabric.

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jeifner said...

I liked the neutral and jay mccarroll before.. Wow, that quilting is gorgeous. Just puts the whole quilt over the top fabulous.

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