Tuesday, 26 June 2012

JANICE's QUILT

Janice, who came to me a few weeks back to learn how to do FMQ, asked if I would quilt a special quilt for her. The reason she came to me in the first place was to try to do this herself, but after having a go - and doing very well I have to say - she went home thought about it, sent me an email and I had the very great pleasure of quilting this for her for her GD. There is a story behind this Quilt which is not mine to tell, suffice to say, a lot of lovely ladies in America and Canada made these gorgeous blocks, assembled the quilt, then sent it back to Janice to finish it off for her GD. Ladies you are amazing, it was lovely for me to see some names on the Quilt which I recognised as I used to be in the group Janice runs on Yahoo. Particularly Nancy Hamm who I had a good few swaps with. Hi Nancy :-)
Enjoy the pictures, the Quilt comes at the end in all it's glory.....

The quilting round the blocks is vermicelli with some hearts done amongst it...
Gorgeous braid used on this block,
but oh did it give me some grief whilst quilting - hahaha...
Hi Nancy.....
this is Janice's own block and I have signed my logo right next to it Janice,
can you find it????
Fabulous block this, so clever...
I also love this heart it looks like it is flying...
 this is done by paper piecing and runs along the bottom...
 this is the top banner, isn;t it gorgeous...
 showing a bit of the side where I quilted
bubbles - lots of them for the little girl...
 this is the back of the top banner...
 showing quilting amongst the letters at base...
 back view of the whole quilt...
and here is the Quilt in all it's glory...
Am amazing Quilt, I love it, and thank you Janice for trusting me with it.
I hope you like what I did for your GD
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9 comments:

Dar said...

Such a beautiful quilt and your quilting looks stunning. Janice's GD will love it.

Cookie said...

its a beauty alright. Love all the hearts.

Janice Aitkens said...

Sorry Jan i don't like I LOVE IT you done such a beautiful job on this & i really am glad i didn't attempt this as i would have never done anything this good
Thank you so much
Hugs Janice

Babs Banter/QUILTECH said...

Lovely quilt and equally lovely quilting Jan. Am working on mine - and just hope I can become as proficient and master FMQ as well as you.

Caz said...

Well done with the quilting Jan,, good job!

Maggi said...

What a beautiful quilt and really enhanced by your quilting Jan.

jan said...

Thank you Dar, Kerstin, Janice, Caz and Maggi, such kind remarks from you all. It was a joy to do this quilt as it was lovely to see so many names I knew on there.
jan x

Babs, how lovely to hear from you again, oh you, go on with you, your quilting is always great, your quilts are to die for too, those of you reading this, if you look at my Singin Garden Quilt a ways back now, it is black and white, Babs was the Designer of the original Quilt I just made mine a little differently. Go visit Babs blog and you will see some fab quilts on there. Thank you Babs.
jan x

Maggie R said...

I LOVE this quilt Jan and the quilting is awesome.... is that a word people still use:)
xoox
((((hugs))))
MAggie

Di said...

The quilt is wonderful and your quilting is superb my friend. Fabulous

Di