Sunday, February 26, 2017

Diane's 9-Patch/Dresden Quilt

Way back in November of 2016, I quilted Diane's version of Plates in the Nine Patch (pattern by Kay Buffington - kaysquilts.com).  And as much as it killed me, I wasn't able to share the entire quilt as Diane wanted to save its debut for a show, although I did share a couple of sneak peeks on the Creative Longarm Quilting facebook page.   Well, it is now February and the show has taken place so I can share away!  Isn't is gorgeous!

I say it's Diane's version of Plates in the Nine Patch as on the original pattern the finished size is 33"x33" -- Diane's quilt is 77" square so she did a bit of resizing as well as adding a floating border.  I was thrilled to quilt this beauty as there was so much space for creating secondary designs.  I'm so glad after discussing it, Diane decided to add that border -- it added some valuable space for the quilting.  I used two layers of batting - Hobbs 80/20 topped with Quilters Dream Wool.  It is stitched with Fil-Tec Glide 40 wt thread.

Enough of all the chatter, here are some detail pics (eye candy is so much better):





And don't you just love when the light shines across the quilt?  This was a morning peek I just had to share:

And, of course, a peek at the back:

Just received news from Diane that this beauty won four ribbons -- Best of Show, First Place Medium Pieced Longarm Quilted, Best Longarm Quilting, and Viewers Choice -- at the Lake County Quilters Guild 35th Annual "Fan"tastic Quilt Show in Mount Dora, Florida (2/24-25/2017).  How wonderful is that?  Let's send a big shout of Congratulations to Diane!  Here's a pic she forwarded of her, the quilt, and the ribbons!

9 comments:

  1. Karen, do you mark these divisions before loading the top? If so, what do you use to mark? I am terrified to put anything but chaulk on a client's quilt. HELP!!

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  2. Well done by both of you! Truly a winner.

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  3. WOW love it! That must have been so hard waiting to share!

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  4. Your quilting is outstanding!!! This quilt is so beautiful, you should both be so proud of the work that have done.

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  5. Your best one yet.......so beautiful!!!!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning! Both the quilt and the quilting you have done. I just love it!

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  7. Very pretty Karen. Can you explain how to do the background quilting in the first detailed picture? The one I am speaking of is above that bottom feather spray in the nine patch.

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