Friday, 13 September 2013

Contentment

Contentment is hand piecing.



Contentment is hand quilting with perle cotton but knowing when to switch to machine quilting.


 Contentment is being secure in the knowledge that what up close, may look like a complete dogs dinner...


...will miraculously transform itself into a quilt with movement, colour, interest and...



...texture.



So that the only tiny bit of discontentment ...



...is that it's finished.


And the search begins for another quilt bringing contentment.


Linking up to Finish It Up Friday





55 comments:

  1. Amazing! I think the mix of hand and machine works really well together.

    Contentment is being able to use up those large scale fabrics you might not be as in love with anymore as backing. :)

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  2. Ooh contentment would be having your quilt I think Alison!

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  3. This quilt is fantastic! I wonder what you will work on next.

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  4. I love how you wrote this post. And the quilt is just spellbinding :) Congrats on another beautiful finish!

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  5. So so beautiful. You are THE master of hand piecing. I would love to see what you would do with 1" hexagons--or is that too tedious?

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  6. This is truly beautiful! I need a quilt like this!

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  7. Yet aother work of art! Beautiful...

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  8. This is an impressive quilt! Beautiful finish!

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  9. that is so beautiful! You are so good at using value in your quilts.

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  10. Oh, my, oh, my, oh, my! I'm tongue-tied and practically drooling! That discontent means you just need to start up another one!!!

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  12. Could you reveal how many quilts you have at your home and how many of them are handpieced or handquilted? I'm very curious:)

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    1. I Only have about 20 because I recently gave about 20 away to the only hospice we have here and they are going to raffle them to make money. The hospice is a charity and receives no funds from our government so very important. Of the 20 (ish!) at home probably 2/3rds are hand pieced/quilted because I put too much of 'me' in them to be able to give them away!

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    2. 20?! Only?! WOW! I can't imagine having 20 quilts at home (that's a LOT), and 40 is something unbelievable:)

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  13. This is incredible! It almost looks 3D- the light centers really pop.

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  14. It's gorgeous. I'm still going with Jazz Hands. Maybe you could do another one of those although I expect you would like to try something different.

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  15. this is so beautiful xx love it .. I am sure you do too x

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  16. I just love the way you put colors and fabrics together. Very inspiring!

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  17. i am in awe of your handquilting speed! i love that you mixed hand and machine quilting. good lesson to remember! another beautiful quilt.

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  18. Beautiful! Love the mix of fabrics and quilting.

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  19. I'm going to get all gushy here. You are so incredibly inspiring Alison! Yet another amazingly beautiful quilt, please keep them coming! You produce the best eye candy ever :o)

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  20. Oh good lord, that is the most beautiful quilt! I love love love it!

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  21. really gorgeous overall impression!!!! What patience you must have. Love the colors and the different textures in the design. Thanks for sharing your amazing quilt.

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  22. amazing - and so fast :-) Love love it!

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  23. Wow, wow, wow! So beautiful.

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  24. Wow, wow, wow! So beautiful.

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  25. re your comment on a dog`s dinner I for one would be in heaven to be served this for my lunch, there is so much to see and I love EPP but you have taken it much further with so many different shapes and such a variety of fabrics. Love perle to quilt with, have you tried using perle 16 in the machine, I havn`t but was told at a quilt show recently it works beautifully. I am now going to try and save ypur photo to my computer as I want to look at it again and again, fingers crossed it works.

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  26. My goodness - I certainly feel content looking at those beautiful pics of your quilt :)

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  27. And skill is knowing that your fabric selection will come together into the most amazing whole quilt!

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  28. That is just stunning Alison! I love it!

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  29. Your work is always amazing; this quilt is blowing my mind. Your love and dedication to it sure paid off.

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  30. This is so beautiful-you have such an eye for fabric combinations. Is this quilt your own design or a pattern? It looks like it ha several unique shapes in it.

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  31. So much texture! Love that and the richness and depth your quilt has too. Scrap quilts like yours will always be my favorite eye candy because of the range of fabrics involved and how it tells such a unique story. Wonderful work.:)

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  32. How fabulous - I love your richly coloured scrappy quilts and all the hand quilting. I'm sure it won"t take you long to find another project.

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  33. Loooooove it! I have buckets of scraps for you if you need 'em, ha!

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  34. It's so beautiful Alison, full of interest, could look at it for ages.

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  36. Spectacular. Contentment must be an understatement. Your choice of fabric by value is amazing. Wow.....

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  37. oh goodness! it really is soo beautiful!

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  38. Sigh. Gorgeous. Wish I was quilting right now!

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  39. This is a stunning quilt!!!!!!
    Kristen :))

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