Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Birds of Paradise Quilt

This gorgeous appliqué quilt belongs to Lesley.  She completed it in a class with Anthea Bradley. 

Lesley’s appliqué is the highlight of this quilt and we wanted to keep my quilting unobtrusive to make the appliqué shine and pop.  So we chose a simple meander around the appliqué.  


On the plain corners of the border I quilted a simple floral motif in keeping with the appliqué.



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19 comments:

  1. Wow...that is a stunning quilt...love it!

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

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  2. Gorgeous! The flower motif you quilted in the corners is stunning!! I just love that detail!

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  3. The applique is beautiful!!! But wish I could see your quilting. I do understand keeping the quilting unobtrusive... but you know, I love your quilting!

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  4. Wow, that is some spectacular applique!

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  5. I can only dream of being such an excellent appliquer! Awesome work!

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  6. Beautiful applique and the quilting is awesome. Wish it was easier to photograph black.

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  7. That is a gorgeous quilt! The subtle floral motifs in the black border are a perfect touch.

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  8. I love black backgrounds-that is a jaw dropper of a quilt. Wonderful!

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  9. What a stunning quilt. Thank you for sharing your customers' quilts. They give me terrific art appreciation break moments in my heavy-duty reading as well as inspire me to do work on my own projects. Your quilting is also building my personal desire to branch out and try bigger and better things with my own quilting! Thanks, Desley. :)

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  10. This quilt is just gorgeous. AMAZING

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  11. This quilt is really something, what a beauty! I can see from the way the applique rises up that you have done a beautiful job quilting Desley, looks perfect!

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  12. What an amazing quilt Desley you quilting sits it perfectly... and great work Leslie too.

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  13. Wow, what a stunning quilt! I do like the quilting you have done in the solid black.

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