Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 99

Thread: my huge upholstery fabric quilt

  1. #26
    Senior Member alisonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Winston-Salem NC
    Posts
    661
    Thank you all for your kind words! I like it, but I am VERY glad it is finished...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    WOW. Is that velvet? Looks to me like you did a great job. I am also glad for you that your client was local. BrendaK
    The purple background fabric is a very short pile velvet with that weird rubbery backing that upholstery fabric sometimes has. No idea what the fiber is (if I did the flame test I'd probably have to evacuate the neighborhood...so many synthetics!). I actually placed the blocks so that the grain would contrast between the circle blocks and the square blocks...but the pile was so low that by the time everything was finished you can't really see any directionality to it. Oh well.

    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    OH my goodness, it's lovely!!!! i made one with upholstery fabrics long ago. wish i'd thought of doing it like this. great quilt!!
    The fabrics my client gave me are awesome - she has a good eye for colors, and all but one of the 9 fabrics she gave me played well together.

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    It is gorgeous! Hope she likes a weighted feel.... 15 lbs, whew!
    I know!! Her legs will go to sleep before she does at night!

    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    You did an awesome job!! Is your DSM OK? I did a heavy quilt on mine and knocked the timing out of whack.
    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Fantastic design! Your quilt is beautiful! I would love to know what workhorse of a DSM you have that stood up to all that! My older machines would have been OK but my newer Pfaff would have died on the spot!
    My machine is a Kenmore 385 from the early '80s - mechanical, and a real workhorse. She hasn't balked at anything I've tried yet, and I honestly can't imagine doing anything heavier than this beast!

    One of the hardest parts of doing this quilt was getting accurate seams - the fabrics were all different thicknesses so I was never sure how much I would lose in a seam allowance. This didn't matter much for the blocks, because I made them over-large and trimmed them to the size I wanted, but when I sewed the blocks together the pieced part ended up 2" smaller in each direction than I had planned...because even though the seams were sewn at 1/4 inch they ended up using 1/2 inch with fabric thickness (does that make sense?) Live and learn...

    Alison

  2. #27
    Senior Member craftygal63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Deer Park, TX
    Posts
    335
    That is CRAZY GORGEOUS!!!! Super AWESOME!!!

  3. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    32
    Oh my goodness! I can't imagine the time and effort that went into that. Amazing job!

  4. #29
    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Albany, Georgia
    Posts
    1,586
    OMGosh....that's amazing!!!!

  5. #30
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,217
    Blog Entries
    9
    That is Amazing.....congrats on such a great accomplishment.

  6. #31
    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Crystal River Florida
    Posts
    9,771
    WOW!!! That is a gorgeous quilt!! Great job!
    I quilt, therefore I am.

  7. #32
    Super Member oma66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    2,673
    Wow...this quilt is very unique and beautiful. You did an outstanding job and a massive job...it is very impressive.

  8. #33
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    Great job and great work out!
    SueDor

  9. #34
    Power Poster gabeway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    10,488
    Fantastic quilting job! Great quilt!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

  10. #35
    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,439
    that is a work of art!!! Love it and I bet she does to.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
    Heather

  11. #36
    Super Member alfosa421's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    up to my eyeballs in UFOs
    Posts
    2,345
    Blog Entries
    3
    Wow.turned out beautiful.congratulations

  12. #37
    Senior Member kathidahl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Once an Iowan, always an Iowan, but now suburban Chicagoland
    Posts
    528
    Blog Entries
    1
    A m a z i n g!!!!!!!

  13. #38
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hamburg,Western New York State
    Posts
    4,297
    WOW...You get the 'patience of the year' award.

  14. #39
    Power Poster joyce888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    10,612
    Blog Entries
    1
    BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine quilting this on a domestic.
    Joyce

    Four things you can't recover: The stone.....after the throw. The word......after its said. The occasion.....after its missed. The time......after its gone

  15. #40
    Super Member Teddybear Lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    3,266
    Beautiful quilt! I bet at 15 lbs. she won't be "tossing and turning" too much underneath it though.

  16. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    691
    Oh my yes I love it !!!! Retro bedspread !!!!

  17. #42
    nls
    nls is offline
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    2,632
    Nice job!!

  18. #43
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Surprisingly, Staten Island NY
    Posts
    1,379
    Blog Entries
    1
    As they say where I lived in NC Bless your heart. What a tremendous feat that must of been and I know I would gained much muscle from that workout. The quilt is gorgeous and I hope it is well appreciated. Just think how easy it will be to work with quilters cotton now. I worked with that type of fabric making quilted Christmas stockings on my Bernina, I don't think I would even consider a whole quilt.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

  19. #44
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    Posts
    1,941
    this is a fun and unusual quilt - l really like it!!

  20. #45
    Super Member MaryKatherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Guelph, On. -
    Posts
    1,673
    Blog Entries
    1
    lovely modern look. Well done.
    MaryKatherine
    marykayhopkins123.blogspot.com

  21. #46
    Senior Member Noiseynana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Western Arkansas
    Posts
    631
    Blog Entries
    2
    As I was reading this I thought OMG its gonna be awful. Boy was I surprised. Its beautiful. I love it. The weight of it will be all that is needed during cold winter nights. Thanks for sharing this. It is awesome.
    Stitching is Meditation in Motion

  22. #47
    Senior Member Elfi2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Qld, Australia
    Posts
    768
    It's beautiful, but isn't it very heavy????
    Elfi
    Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds....you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds!!!

  23. #48
    Super Member sandyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Delaware, Ohio
    Posts
    1,358
    Stunning and I love how you've brought the pattern outside into the borders. Great job and I bet your DSM is breathing deeply about now. Did you just wing the pattern or have one to follow? Beautiful for sure.
    Sandy

  24. #49
    Swap Hosts Krystyna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    8,836
    Blog Entries
    23
    Wow! What a knockout! I love the design.
    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

  25. #50
    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafting in my Sewing Room...Peaceful and wonderful !!
    Posts
    5,313
    Very nicely done .. Thanks for sharing !
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.