Sunday, March 9, 2014

Labyrinth Done - updated

Oh my it's done.  This took 3 weekends and I used almost 16 bobbins of Bottom Line 60 wt thread on this beauty.  Didn't they chose wonderful fabrics for this quilt, which is for her daughter?  Mom and daughter liked the first Labyrinth that I quilted for my nephew with only a few changes in the borders and the background pattern.  They wanted feathers, who I am I deny them feathers :)  You know how much I love to quilt feathers!

UPDATE - Therese has given me permission to share the story of her quilt.  Therese is a semi-retired special education teacher.   Already you know she's special right?  She's been married for 39 years and has 3 children, 5 grand children with another on the way.  This quilt is for her oldest daughter Andrea and her husband.  Andrea is also another special person.   She has lost 3 girls, including a set of twins due to premature birth.  Now if that isn't enough for one person to handle, Andrea has been nicely recovering from thyroid cancer over the past year.   Her mother made this quilt as a means of having something special and beautiful for all the struggles they've been through.    I was truly touched by this.   Every quilt has a story and this one certainly has a very special story. This quilt is made with so much love and caring.  I hope Andrea and her husband feel the love and God's blessings every time they use this quilt.  The prayer cloth quilted  right behind the star will certainly help with that.  Therese and Andrea, thank you for sharing your story and letting me be a very small part of this quilt.






Do you see the spot I missed, why can't I get everything the first time?  One of the cathedral windows doesn't have both sets of arcs.  It does now, finished it up on the DSM.  This is why we take so many pictures :)



And one other finishes the Scrappy Baby Chevron, quilted and binding complete.



47 comments:

  1. did you put it back on the machine and fix that spot? I didn't see it until you said what it was

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  2. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I hope some day to be half as good as you are at long arm quilting.

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  3. Oh my gosh - this is just spectacular! Your quilting just takes my breath away.

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  4. GORGEOUS, Sue!!! The Labyrinth is on my "to do" list someday.

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  5. A MA ZING!! Sue, you are truly an artist!! Oh what a lucky girl to get this quilt!

    And the chevron quilt - LOVE.

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  6. Your quilting is amazing! Love those quilts.

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  7. The back is as beautiful as the front! I continue to be so very inspired by your quilting. I also love that you quilted the chevron in an all over pattern and I esp. like it's scrappy binding!!! SMILES all around!

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  8. Outstanding, Sue! That border quilting is amazing! I could look at it for hours. Sorry, I couldn't find the problem. I'll be coming back to keep admiring it. Love the baby quilt, too.

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  9. Oh my! I love the labyrinth quilting! And after quilting one of these myself I can completely appreciate all the work that went into this beauty. Wow, 16 bobbins of bottom line...that stuff just keeps going....and going....and going. It's absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing, loved all the pictures.

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  10. Beautiful!!!! The quilting is just breathtaking. (I take pics too...... strange how you don't pick up the mistakes/omissions.......... but taking a pic, you pick out the flaws straight away!!!).

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  11. Both quilts are gorgeous! Your quilting is stunning!

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  12. Wow!! Just Wow!! Your quilting is simply amazing. What a gift!! Both quilts are beautiful. And thank goodness for photos!

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  13. Sue~Labyrinth is just scrumptious!!! I have had the same problem lately with missing part of a design and don't notice till it is off the frame!

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  14. Sue this is just stunning! I love both the quilt and the quilting! Really beautiful.
    xo jan

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  15. Wow Sue! That is amazing. I really love the cathedral windows.

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  16. Outstanding. And love the cathedral windows on the borders. But that must have been the extra work to mark and then ruler work your way up and down those borders.

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  17. Both quilts are spectacular. The labyrinth is one of my favorite patterns!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  18. Wonderful quilting. As I've said many times before, you are amazingly talented. Those cathedral windows are fabulous. I particularly like the plain fabric on the back since the stitching shows so beautifully. Wow.

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  19. That Labyrinth is absolutely beautiful. don't you hate when you miss a spot? I just had to re-load a quilt to do one little curly Q. Hate that. What did you use to mark the quilt with?

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  20. just gorgeous - your quilting is incredible!

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  21. Absolutely lovely quilting! Well done!

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  22. Thank you. I was having such a lousy day and then I see your beautiful work. I could just drown in it

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  23. I love the quilting on this great quilt. I read your blog and immediately realized you and I have something in common. I work on a clients quilt, pouring my heart and soul into it to create the " Masterpiece". I look it over and over when it gets off the frame. Always amazed it turned out as planned....and it never fails. OOPS I missed some area. I often am the one to find it. But ...not always. The first time it happened was when my client entered into a show. I noticed there were a number of people standing around the quilt. So of course I had to here what they said expecting ooohs and ahhhs. Nope, they were pointing out the sashing around the quilt block that the quilting was missing. I thought I would die. Of course I fixed it after the show. But how embarrassing. I now realize that this happens when I stop quilting in the middle of an area. When I get back to it I forgot where I left off and since all looks well I go on to the next area. Wrong. I now try not to leave an area undone but if I have to I put a safety pin in the area. It has helped.

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  24. Just Amazing! Did you use Bottom line as a top thread too?

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  25. Goregeous quilt with some amazing quilting on it! The cathedral windows are so beautiful! I couldn't find the part that you missed until you brought it to attention. Love the story behind the quilt! It certainly is a lovely quilt hug for Therese's daughter.

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  26. Beautiful quilt and grateful to know the story of it's inspiration -- I'm an 18 year survivor of thyroid cancer.

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  27. Beautiful quilt, gorgeous quilting! I especially love the arches around the border. I'm sure it will bring her a lot of comfort!

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  28. I just love the Labyrinth quilt - am seeing blues and browns a lot recently and they work so well together. Wonderful quilting. xCathy

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  29. Therese's quilt is such a lovely gift and your quilting is just stunning. I love the back view that shows all the quilting detail. I also like your chevron quilt - really beautiful and sunny colours :)

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  30. You made this "special" quilt more special with your beautiful quilting! I am speechless! WOW!

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  31. Your quilting is amazing as usual Sue, beautiful!! Andrea will love this! Thanks for sharing.
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  32. Linked from Connie's Tuesday linky. Your quilting is exquisite!

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  33. Simply Amazing Quilting and piecing. Beautiful

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  34. Love this. Beautifully done!

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful quilt with a beautiful story. Thanks for the share.

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  36. Incredibly intensely beautiful quilting. I am amazed. Especially love the border! And the quilting on the chevron quilt is sweet, too. You are a master, Sue!

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  37. Great quilts and SPECTACULAR quilting! Love them both!!

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  38. WOW! There are no words to describe the beauty of your quilting. Its just OUTSTANDING! Love both your project. The quilting on the star quilt is amazing.

    Love everything about the baby chevron quilt.

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  39. Wow, Sue, as always, your quilting is amazing!!! And I love that baby chevron - great colors!! Whoop whoop!!

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  40. Your quilting is absolutely exquisite. I've not seen much that comes close to it. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt story. I'm sure the daughter will appreciate the quilt and all the prayers that go with it.

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  41. I wanted to make this quilt after I saw your first one. I loved the quilt and your quilting was amazing. I never did make one, got busy with other quilts. Now I see your quilting again and I want to make it again. Another one added to my list. I guess I need to order the pattern because one of these days......

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  42. What an awesome quilt for an awesome lady. Kudos to her mom for thinking of her in this way.
    Sue, how did you make the cathedral windows? Did you have to start by figuring out how to center them in the border? I admire your quilting.
    I'm here from the Home Quilting Systems yahoo board. If you would email me, I would love some inspiration on how to do cathedral windows.

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