Monday, November 4, 2013

Finishing Marie.

A few weeks ago, I sent off my precious Marie quilt top to a longarm quilter. It was my first time working with a longarm quilter, and you can bet I was all sorts of nervous! Had I prepared my top well enough? Was my craftmanship up to par? Was it all going to be okay?

I'm happy to report that it was MORE than okay.

The quilter (Sarah) and I talked about feathers. Since this quilt uses Tula Pink's Parisville line, I wanted the quilting to be decadent and full of feathers. Mission accomplished.

I still swoon whenever I see the quilting lines. Like, I can't believe this is going to be on my bed, and soon!

Here is a view of the back. I went with Bella Solids wide backing in navy because I wanted the quilting to really show up on the back. SO delicious. Sarah suggested using a double layer of cotton batting to make sure it would be extra warm for the winter months. Um, yes please!

I'm working on binding, and it's slow going, but I know it will be worth it when I'm done! I should have an absolutely amazing finish to show you, and soon! Squee!


  1. I think that this is a sexy lookin' quilt. :)

  2. It is gorgeous. I think the dark backing was a perfect choice. It shows the quilting so beautifully.

  3. Gorgeous! The extra batting really gives the quilting a nice texture.

  4. Oh wow! That is decadent!! It's amazing.
    E xx

  5. Love. =]
    Sad to not have a binding party for this beauty, though!

  6. So pretty!
    I've been scared to send my stuff to a long-armer for fear of not having the top "squared" and what not.

  7. Wow, that quilting looks amazing on the top! Decadent is the prefect word to describe it!

    1. Yay! Thank you! I can't wait to have it on my bed! I'm so close! :)


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