Monday, March 3, 2014

Follow the Arrow Quilt : :


Follow the Arrow QuiltYesterday as the snow came down, Kevin and I took a quick walk to the park by our house to take some photos of my finished Follow the Arrow Quilt. Taking them down by the water was his idea, it was absolutely brilliant and so pretty & peaceful!

Follow the Arrow Quilt

Follow the Arrow Quilt

This makes my second quilt finish for this year! Hooray to finally feeling back on track!

This one was super fun to make, too, using lots and lots of flying geese units in the same measurements as I share in my Soaring High quilt pattern for Cloud9 Fabrics and my Blogger's Choice bundle for the Fat Quarter Shop

Flying Geese Quilt Top

Once finished, I had decided to send my quilt top out to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting to work her long arm quilting magic! As usual, she did such a beautiful job! Each and every little piece of my quilt was quilted with the most amazing detail! I'm so in love with Melissa's work!!

Sew Shabby Quilting

Sew Shabby Quilting

Sew Shabby Quilting

It's bound using the same Minimalista Optical in Noir print that I recently chose to finish off my Diamond Zig Zag Quilt, it was just too perfect not to use again!

Bound in Optical Noir

For the back I chose a luscious AGF Voile, the Millefiori print in Cream. Melissa was able to blend the quilting threads in perfectly and the feel is out of this world amazing! This was my first time using voile as a backing and I. Am. Sold!

Backed in AGF Voile!

It all was so gorgeous against the snow!!

Backed in AGF Voile!

Follow the Arrow Quilt

Tomorrow I'll be back to share more of Melissa's work, along with a very special gift certificate Giveaway for her long arm quilting service! Be sure to stop back and to have yourself a wonderful Monday!!

Maureen 

59 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. You always take such a pretty photos, Maureen! The snow backdrop is beautiful! =D

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Taking these finished quilt photos has become one of my most favorite parts of the whole process! Especially because Kevin seems to have gotten pretty into it!

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    2. Agreed! These are just gorgeous!

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  3. Love the flying geese! Yay for a finish!

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  4. I love the movement in this quilt! and the voile on the back is a real compliment to the front! I am however envious of the snow - no snow has made it to to here yet!

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  5. it's totally gorgeous Maureen! Just beautiful. And yes, great choice of photo locations. :)

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  6. Beautiful work! And photos in the snow are great too! Enjoyed immensely.

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  7. Don't back up much more or you'll get wet!!!! Beautiful against the snow.

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    1. We were actually standing on ice, it was pretty intense, but so pretty! The below zero temps we've had this winter has everything frozen inches thick!

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  8. It's beautiful Maureen. I hope you are saving one of these photos for the calendar!
    xo jan

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  9. Beautiful quilt. I need to make this as my geese leave a lot to be desired. I would have them perfected by the time I finished!

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  10. I love flying geese, and they two quilts you have done have "inspired" to get all my blocks out and finish the darn top!!! Question - you said you backed this with voile - the sheery type of cotton - that is great for summer wear?

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, voile is a wonderful substrate for garment sewing, but can be used for quilting too! This is the third quilt I have made that included voile in either the piecing and now as a backing. I have lots of voile and hope to make an entire voile quilt for Summer. I think the soft and light feel would be the perfect thing for our bed during the hot months!

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  11. Another great quilt Maureen! And your photos are fabulous!

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  12. I love how it really pops with the snowy background!

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  13. Eep! So gorgeous. You use the landscapes so well to compliment your stunning quilts!

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  14. That quilt looks so striking in the snow! I had Melissa quilt a quilt for me last year and it was worth every penny. She does really nice work!

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  15. Wow this is a pretty stunning quilt. Congratulations. I would like to see a close up of the backing fabric - it looks beautiful. Love the outdoor studio you do your photography in.
    Pauline


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    1. Thanks, Pauline! Above I link to Art Gallery Fabric's voile collection. If you click on the image of this print, it will enlarge for you. It's a very pretty small scale floral! :)

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  16. This looks incredible, Maureen! I've got to start quilting with voile -- it sounds amazing. And I love the quilting on this too!

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  17. Looks fabulous against the beautiful background! How did you handle quilting with voile so well? I have heard stories of it "slipping" terribly. Best, Kate

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  18. Both the quilt and the photographs are lovely. I always enjoy seeing your work. Thank you for continuing to share it with us!

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  19. The quilt and your photos are so lovely! Your husband deserves a medal for being a perfect quilt holder!

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    1. Thank you Teresa! He really does, and for coming up with such great ideas for where we should take the quilts, too! He's such a great help and support to me!!

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  20. Your Follow that Arrow is absolutely gorgeous!! Wonderful color choice!!

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    1. Thank you Kitty! These colors are such a departure from the colorful palette I usually work with, a welcomed change!

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  21. Spectacular quilt and photo op!!!

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  22. Your husband IS a genius, these photos are GORGEOUS!

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  23. Gorgeous as usual. Kudos to Kevin for the snow pics!

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  24. Fantastic quilt and what a fun photo session!

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  25. It's absolutely lovely! The binding is perfect, too!

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  26. Your quilt is incredible but your photo's are breath taking!

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  27. Love all those geese! The curvy quilting detail on them is clever, it softens the impact of the geese up close ... simply stunning :)

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  28. Amazing quilt. Everything about it just comes together so perfectly. :)

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  29. Ditto to all comments!! Love, love...

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  30. Stunning quilt...just love the photography as well; makes the quilt look even that much cozier!

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  31. Wow! I love this quilt, it's so striking and the backdrop is stunning. And the quilting is stunning. Love!

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  32. Oh, I just love the color! The colors of recent photos with the wintery backgrounds is just perfect. Just beautiful!!

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  34. This is a stunning quilt. You have a great eye for design and color placement - it's perfect! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  35. Will there be a pattern release for this? I think I ask you that with every quilt you make! hehe

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  36. Gosh this is wonderful! I know I've said this many times but your work is so amazing! There are so many fabulous blogs, designers, etc that I adore. However, as far as inspiration, you really do top my list. I'm just always in awe of the way you put everything together so perfectly. Pretty sure I am your biggest fan, hee hee :) Love this!

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  37. I follow yr blog on Feedly & follow u on IG.

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  38. Beautiful quilt ! Do you have the pattern available? Thanks Judy

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