Shoji Screen FAL#3

I can’t believe that this quilt is finally done.  I made it back in 2009 or 2010.    It hung around my studio for years because I had no idea how I wanted to quilt it and I was afraid to tackle it on my domestic machine.  It was on my 2nd and 3rd quarter FAL lists.  I even had it on my frame 3 different times before I finally finished all the free motion quilting.  I used two layers of batting: a stiff fusible one (so that it will hang flat and firm) and a high loft polyester.  It gave amazing depth to the peacocks and the flowers.  I put a sleeve on it so that it can be used as both a wall hanging or a lap quilt.  I took pictures today in the shade and in full sun.  Although the full sun pictures fade out the colours, they definitely show off the dimension created by the quilting and the double batting.

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I just love how the quilting shows up on the back of the quilt….such dimension.

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And of course there has to be a picture of little Tilly parked in the middle of my quilt as I hand sew the binding on.  I love the bad-hair-day-mohawk-head.  I looks like  she was giving Don the evil eye because she was sick of the flash going off in her face repeatedly.

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Linking up to:

Finish Along Quarter 3 Finish Party at the Littlest Thistle.

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Lets’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Shoji Screen FAL#3

  1. I love you quilting on this. Really brings it to life!

  2. Sue

    OMG Debs…you amaze me…that is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW…parts of it look like a Monet and others like a bird of paradise…total WOW factor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love your quilting but Tillie stole the show! Thanks for the chuckle 🙂

  4. Susan

    Amazing again! Debbie. But Tilley, you truly make the best “quilt holder”.

  5. I love your technique of doubling the batting. It gave such amazing texture to your quilt and shows off really well done stitching!

  6. Beautiful quilting and dimension a real show stopper.

  7. That is awesome! I love how you made the flowers and the peacocks pop. Great work!

  8. This quilt is simply gorgeous! So much depth. And the quilting is so beautiful… I love the back. I never thought of using two layers of batting–I will keep this trick in a corner of my mind. 🙂

  9. Absolutely beautiful work!! Amazing in every way.

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