Thursday, 4 July 2013

Abundance

I finished this beauty last night.  Well, actually the night before but I attached the label last night so officially it was last night!  I just LOVE it. 

 
I constructed this differently to other quilts.  I pieced it, quilted it, then bound it, then after all those parts were done, I did the applique.  I wanted to see how the applique would look doing the applique after the quilting process.  I generally don't like the 'puffyness' of quilting around such big shapes so by quilting it first you don't get that look.  And it looked wonderful!
 
 
Here is a close up of my quilting:

 
The pattern for this quilt is called Abundance, and since I pieced it at The Cherry Shed early this year, I have decided to name my quilt:  Abundance of Cherries.
 
Another project off my long list of UFO's!

6 comments:

Susan said...

It's good to have a finish, and try a new technique.

Susan said...

It looks lovely - great name too.

Roseanne said...

Wow So very nice I just love it.

SuziQ . . . Welcome to my World said...

WOW Sarah, this is gorgeous, well done. Enjoy your weekend away and hope you enjoy Pink. Let us all know what she is like. Cheers, S

Vickie said...

love the look of that Sarah..is that one of Camille Roskelley patterns?..I have a couple of hers now _not addicted at all,Hope oyu have a wow time @ Pink concert I am going 17/8 cheers Vickie

Bec said...

A beautiful quilt all finished and ready to snuggle with. Gorgeous quilting pattern. I do a lot of my machine applique like that. When I used to quilt on my domestic I would do the applique after stitching in the ditch - it saved double work for me with going around the shapes twice and made it look nice on the back too. Quilts with large appliques are great for it - Little Macca's Farm for one.
Again a gorgeous quilt, you should be so pleased - you are getting a few finished this year, well done!