Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blooms finished and gifted

Now that the blooms quilt has safely arrived at its destination (and 3 days earlier than I expected...how often does that happen?)  I can share the finished quilt.  Ta da!


I bet you didn't see the elephant coming! Apparently, when you administer CPR and you do it right, you leave the lucky person feeling like an elephant ran over their chest (which is good even though it sounds awful, because it means the person is still alive to feel).  That is why the person who performed CPR last January gets an elephant on her quilt.


 
 




Most of this quilt was quilted with my trusty walking foot.  I considered trying freemotion in the sashing, but in the end I preferred crisp straight lines that remind me of a trellis.  Next I considered freemotion in the petals.  That was the part I picked out several time before settling on straight lines radiating from the flower centers.  I'm sure in some other hands FMQ could have worked out beautifully, but it just wasn't soaring in my hands!  Have I mentioned I love my walking foot?

The only part of the quilt that has free-motion on it is the elephant, and I forgot to take pictures of that.  Ooops!  Trust me, the paisley pattern is gorgeous and flawless...

Now I'm off to do something with this little guy:



Gotta have backyard security to chase the rabbits away from the blooms!

17 comments:

  1. The blooms are very pretty and I trust that the paisley free motion quilting on the elephant is perfect!

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  2. A beautiful quilt! Straight line quilting is sometimes what the quilt wants. I'm sure the quilting on the elephant is fantastic.

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  3. Such a fun happy quilt! I love the elephant in the corner. Too cute!

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  4. The quilt is beautiful, so colorful and fresh! I love the happy surprise of the elephant, too. You did a wonderful job on this one, as always!

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  5. Love the Blooms. Is this going to be a pattern for sale?

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  6. It's a beautiful quilt! Nice bright blooms, and nope I wasn't expecting to see the elephant, what a cute surprise!

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  7. The elephant WAS a surprise! He looks just like he belongs there! I love it and bet the recipient does, too! XO

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  8. That's very special quilt! The straight line quilting in the sashings is perfect to show off the blooms! Certainly the elephant is a pleasant surprise, and very appropriate for the event. ---"Love"

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  9. It's done! it looks terrific. I love the elephant. What fun!

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  10. This is a positively delightful quilt!! So colorful and the elephant is the perfect touch. And if you did not know, an elephant's trunk in the up position like that is a sign of good luck and a shower of good fortune!! So, perfect!

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  11. It's wonderful! The elephant is such a special touch.

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  12. I LOVE the elephant and no, I didn't see it coming. I probably should have - from you... The quilting is perfect. I understand why you had to pick out stitches. I would have too! Now I'm wondering what that little puppy is up to and where he'll end up!

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  13. I love this quilt! It is just beautiful, and the elephant is such a whimsical, perfect finishing touch!!! Great job!

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  14. The elephant was a surprise, but I love the special meaning behind it. Your quilting on it is beautiful.

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  15. Love the elephant! Your Mom is one lucky lady to get this quilt. So glad everyone is doing ok.

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  16. Please send us the link to buy the pattern. This quilt makes me smile and is perfect for donation to Project Linus for kids in hospitals.

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  17. Oh Joanne, this turned out wonderfully and I LOVE the surprise elephant. SO glad for the person who did the CPR and what a lovely thank you you have done.

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