Friday, May 31, 2013

Say It With Flowers

Welcome to my stop on the hop!  I was inspired to finish up a quilt top from the Starburst Quilt Along earlier this year.  The top was completed in February, so it didn’t sit around for too, too long before quilting…

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This is the second time I’ve tried other free motion quilting designs besides stippling.  I used wonky diamonds along the outer border & stippling in the negative white space.  Inside each star I quilted a swirl and then rays emanating out toward the points of the stars. 

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I used Angela Walter’s Free Motion Quilting book for design inspiration.

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And where are the flowers?  On the back!

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Normally I like to take photos before washing the quilt, but this time I washed and dried it because I am donating this quilt.  I wanted to make sure all the seams went through the washer and dryer with no problems. 

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I also used a flower print for binding—House and Home by Bernatex.  I love these happy little flowers!

This quilt is going to a group who provides quilts for breast cancer patients.  I didn’t have any specific person in mind when I started the quilt along, so hopefully it will provide comfort to someone who needs it.

Make sure you check out all the other stops on the hop today!

May 31st

Squawk That

How Art You?

A Little Bit of Lorene

Handmade By Mama

Blooming Where I Am Planted

Jane’s Quilting

Just Quilt It

busybeequilts

Lisa In Port Hope

Les Quilts

Quilts My way

Thanks so much, Carol & Madame Samm, for organizing this hop and cheering everyone on!

67 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt. The recipient will be truly blessed to have it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. Lovely quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty quilt and nice job on the quilting. Someone will be getting a treasure!

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  4. This is sew pretty! Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  5. What a great quilt - I love the colours!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Love your quilt and that is a super thing you are doing.

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous, and you are so generous to donate it.

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  8. Wow! You are so generous... The lady who gets this quilt is going to be very happy I'm sure. The quilting looks really good too. :-)

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  9. Beautiful quilt for a beautiful cause. I am confident that whoever receives it will treasure it. You have done God's work and it may even make the angels sing in heaven (just my opinion).

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  10. The quilt is gorgeous !! Someone is going to be very happy to get it !

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  11. Beautiful quilt! There is a lucky someone out there.

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  12. Beautiful quilt and quilting!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  13. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh you did a lovely job on your quilt!!

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  14. a gorgeous donation anyone would be proud to have...delightful

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  15. Just wonderful....love your project! And that you will donate this beauty to a lucky recipient! Congrats on placing today...well deserved!

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  16. Wow...all finished and just beautiful! Mine is still in the pile to be done. Looks wonderful, especially the quilting!

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  17. Your quilt is very pretty and you did a great job on the new quilting ! What a nice thing you're doing, it will be a bright spot for somebody.

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  18. Your quilt is so lovely with beautiful colors and blocks.Thanks for sharing

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  19. Beautiful quilt for a beautiful cause Jamie!!

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  20. Lovely quilt! It is so nice of you to make it for such a great cause. I am planning on making a quilt for a special young woman who also has breast cancer. Your quilt has inspired me to get busy on it.

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  21. The fabrics are so beautiful on your gorgeous quilt...what a wonderful donation to a great cause! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  22. Your quilt is very pretty. Whomever receives it will be luck.

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  23. So pretty this turned out. Great job. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  24. Your quilt is adorable. I love the fabric that you used for the backing. Beautiful!

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  25. What wonderful quilting on this beautiful top. Bless you for donating it after all the work you put into it. The pink and rose florals are perfect backing.

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  26. beautiful quilt and nice that you are donating it to a cause.

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  27. That is a beautiful quilt and someone will be very comforted by it. Wonderful cheery colors.

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  28. It is a beautiful finish. I love your quilting idea for it. It will make such a nice donation too.

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  29. I must say that is one beautiful quilt that someone special with enjoy for many years. Great job!

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  30. What a beautiful quilt! I'm sure whoever gets it will be estatic. It's so kind of you to donate it so someone's life will be brightened while they are going thru such a rough time. Well done!

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  31. Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  32. Great quilt. Love your colors.

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  33. A wonderful quilt the recipient will Love it.

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  34. Lovely quilt, pretty colours!

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  35. Beautiful quilt, I'm sure it will bring cheer and comfort. I love the colors.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  36. Jamie,I can see from the quilt how you would be inspired to finish this one! It sure is beautiful,and is sure to be loved :) Your flowers are so pretty,the back could be the front also!

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  37. Congratulations on being a top pick of the day! Your quilt is stunning and love the colors used in it. Thanks for sharing

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  38. I just saw that you are one of the top 2!!! Congratulations my friend :)

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  39. Very pretty Jamie! I'm preparing for a quilting marathon - perhaps you could come up and cheer me on? Or hold my hand?

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  40. Really breathtaking quilt. The colors are perfect and the binding I truly,truly love:):):)

    I saw that you won over at FQS btw lucky girl!!

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  41. Oh my goodness!! It looks wonderful!! I love the summery colors! It makes me think of watermelon on a warm day!

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  42. Congratulations! No wonder, such a beautiful quilt you show us! :D

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  43. That quilt is sooo great! How generous to donate it!

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  45. My computer keeps freezing. I love your beautiful quilt and know it will be cherished by whoever receives it.

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  46. Your quilt is so beautiful and your quilting so great.

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  47. Your quilt is beautiful and will be treasured by the recipient. And your FMQ looks great to me! Great job!

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  48. Great job on your FMQ. Love the floral backing fabric.

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  49. What a wonderful quilt for such a good cause! And I love that backing fabric!

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  50. Lovely quilt for a good cause!

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  51. Gorgeous quilt, lovely fabric, nice design! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. That is such a great quilt Jamie! Your quilting looks great and I like all the fabric choices - including that print you used for the back! I'm sure whoever receives it will absolutely love it.

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  53. Such a wonderful and pretty quilt! I think it's great that it will be going for a good cause.

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