Thursday, 26 September 2013

Full Moon Lagoon {Quilted}

I should probably have waited until I'd bound this quilt before doing this post - but I'm just so relieved it's finally quilted I couldn't wait. Don't worry, once it's properly finished I'll bombard you with more photos ;o)


I'm trying to get to grips with my camera's manual function in an attempt to get it to photograph colours accurately. The pinks are not as bright as these photos might suggest - so hopefully I will have worked it all out before the actual ta-da post. It's really overcast today too - so maybe with better natural light I'll get more true colours... 


All the quilting is done with Aurifil 50wt in a range of colours - the blue, green and light sections are all done with threads from Tula Pink's collection for Aurifil, and the pink and purple are solid colours (2545 and 2530).





I don't think I've shown you the back of this one yet? The quilting shows up really well on the back


I used the softer pinks that didn't make it into the front of the quilt and made a few simple log cabins. THe solids are Kona PFD and Kona Ash. I used Aurifil 2021 in most of my bobbins (I think I went through about 15 for this quilt - I lost count after a while.)



Now this is done, I can concentrate on finishing up my Marcelle. I did start quilting that last night, but felt like I was cheating on this quilt, so I decided to finish this up first ;o) I might be back in a few days with some more quilting photos. I also need to think of a good name for this one - suggestions greatly appreciated :o)

xx Jess



48 comments:

Willit Neverend said...

Beautiful front and back.

Willit Neverend said...

As for a name, how about "Shifting Currents"?

Kelli said...

Wow, that is sooo gorgeous and amazing, Jess!!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful quilting! Love all the different textures.

Vicki Posten said...

Well Jess...this is just outstanding. Your quilting is so amazing.

sharpie said...

You are a quilting goddess.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Wow that has finished up beautifully! You're so clever :)

Hilary said...

So gorgeous :)

Charlotte said...

bloody hell, that's a lot of (very beautiful) work!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Your quilting is unreal! What a gorgeous quilt!

DeborahGun said...

Such a beautiful quilt Jess :-)

Quiltjane said...

I love everything about that quilt.

Annabella said...

Oh my, that's totally amazing and your quilting!!?? Bombard away!

wobblybobbin said...

You can see a lot of love poured into this beautiful quilt, can't wait to see more pictures!

snips said...

Phenomenal! Your quilting is just stunning Jess! And the back is just as beautiful as the front. Fantastic work :)

Lisa said...

Just beautiful! Your quilting is really inspiring.

Emma said...

Fabulous! I especially love the choice of bubbles and lines in the upper left seahorse block!

Lisaleh said...

This quilt is truly spectacular. I am in awe.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is just incredible Jess! What a beauty.

Leanne said...

This is stunning! I am so inspired to try something like it one day soon. I am happy to have lots more pictures when you are totally finished.

Tiffany said...

Wow. It looks amazing.

ChristaQuilts said...

I just love this quilt! I especially love that you did the quilting yourself :-) Way to go! And yes I will love to see it again when it's finished.

Kelsey said...

Jess if you wrote 100 more posts on this quilt I would read them all happily. Your quilting is incredible and each time you show pictures I always find something new to ooo over! Love love love. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to use for binding.

Nicky said...

Yes can you just photograph every last detail! This is AMAZING Jess! Wow! Hope you daughter will learn to appreciate just what a fabulous quilty mum she has!

Nicole said...

This is absolutely amazing! Love love love!

Wanda said...

beautiful quilt. I would call it under the sea or the deep lagoon.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, oooh, love! For the photos, overcast is actually better, as you won't get harsh light on it. For the colours, you need to white balance it. What kind of camera do you have?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous, Stunning...pick your adjective. This is so lovely.

mo said...

WOW!! Your quilting is just stunning! I love how beautiful and detailed it all is. I love your quilt!

Sharon said...

your quilting on this is so pretty! that is a ton of stitching on a pretty big quilt.
nice job!

Nat at Made in Home said...

That is amazing!!

Renee said...

This quilt is just gorgeous! I love the colors, layout, blocks, and especially the quilting! It is AWEsome! How about Sea of Change? Or Ocean Breezes? Hmmm... Can't wait to see more of it :-)

Adrianne said...

Ahhh Jess this is soooo stunning! Yeah, keep showing lots of pics - I don't think I'll get sick of seeing it. You ARE a quilting goddess! Can't wait to see it totally finished :-)

Jessica said...

"Under the sea!" I can't stop looking at it! You outdid yourself!!

Ella said...

"Ripple" ...because it both reminds me of sherbet and the sea at the same time.
Also, it's glorious....so so amazing.

Heather D. said...

Fantastic....actually quite speechless. It is amazing.

MsMidge said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Jeannette Bruce said...

Well, um, what can I say? I just feel privileged to know you Jess! Very inspiring and you deserve my long arm more than I do:)

Katherine McNeese said...

LOVE this quilt!

LynCC said...

Nice!!!! I love the variety of quilting - some wonderful work there - and the back is lovely with those log cabins going up the center.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Oh my! Jess that is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen.

Pam - said...

Completely, utterly awesome and I'm so glad you didn't make us wait until it was bound!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh yes, I approve of that quilting!! Exactly what I had hoped to see!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

OMG This is such an awesome quilt!!! You can show it to us again after it's being bound. We won't get tired of seeing this beauty!

moira said...

flipping heck!

ms lottie said...

So lovely! And whilst the front is gorgeous, I think the back is even gorgeous-er!

Maria Wallin said...

I seriously love this quilt so much I don't have words for it, it's AMAZING! I can't stop looking at it, it's so beautiful! I love everything about it!

CitricSugar said...

Completely amaze-balls! Jess, your quilting is unbelievable. And then of course, I love the gradient from light to dark, from colour to colour... It's a real stunner. BQFest?