Thursday, January 19, 2012

Feathers and Boas

Back in April 2011,  I posted about making bias here.  To tell the truth, I was running out of things to show because I was spending so much sewing time on this project below.


It is a big quilt, 86" sq and all the applique is done by hand.  There is 800" of 1/4" bias appliqued on this quilt, as well as serious amount of applique around each of the feathers.  It has just been published in Australian Quilter's Companion.

If you look with a magnifying glass towards the top of the curved outer border you may see my challenge fabric from 2011.  I snuck it in.  Don't tell anyone.  Here is a close up.


Definitely not from the French General range of fabric.  And, if you're wondering what that is all about check out my 2011 Challenge here.

As soon as I get a chance I will post a page with all the projects I worked on in 2011 that included some of my challenge fabric.

12 comments:

Kathie said...

Congrats!!!! oh I just love this quilt. I will look out for that magazine here in the USA
Kathie

Ann Marie said...

Wow! That looks amazing. I hope I can find the magazine here in the states too.

Carol G said...

Hearty congratulations! I would love to see this beautiful quilt in person. I too will at least look for the magazine.

Janet O. said...

Wow, what a quilt! I don't think I will look for that magazine, because I know there is no way I will be making it. I will just enjoy admiring yours!! : )

Dawn said...

What a beautiful quilt Liz.
Very clever to add the challenge fabric. Looking forward to seeing your summary of it's 2011 life in your quilts.

Sarah Martin said...

Wow! What a cool border!! And it looks like you're on the final runway...It's already quilted! Can't wait to see what the center looks like!

Crispy said...

Oh My!! That is one beautiful quilt, Congrats!! I wish I could see it in person :0)

Crispy

audrey said...

what an incredible quilt! can't wait to see all the detail!!

Adri from PatchPassion said...

Gratz, it looks stunning! well done!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Gorgeous quilt Liz! No wonder you haven't had much time for anything else!! I love Quilters Companion and will look forward to your beautiful quilt.

Nicky said...

Ooh looking forward to the big reveal!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Liz. It's amazing you managed to post anything while working on this amazing piece. Congratulations!
best, nadia