“A to Z for Ewe and Me” Completed

I completed the machine quilting, binding and embellishing of The Quilt Show’s 2014 BOM designed by Janet Stone, famous for her alphabet quilts of all descriptions:
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The blue background, appliqued border has pebble, fern and feather quilting motifs as well as a little grass under the sheep! I used Bottom Line in a light blue for this quilting.
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All the background olive green fabric in the block backgrounds was quilted with diagonal, parallel lines in Bottom Line in an olive green.
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The black outside borders were quilted in a feather/fern motif using black Bottom Line thread.
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Since this is an alphabet quilt after all, I quilted the alphabet among the feather/fern quilting all around the black border as well. The letters are barely visible:
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The letters are easier to see from the backing:
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All the blocks have some quilting in Superior’s gold metallic thread. You can see an example in the sides and sails of the boats in this block:
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The binding was machine applied and has a faux piping. The binding was sewn down from the front using the Superior gold metallic thread.
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I used the Superior gold metallic thread to quilt a scroll motif in the narrow black sashing:
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I embellished the entire quilt with gold colored hot fix crystals. I applied a single crystal to each small star in the blocks and blue border:
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I applied a single crystal to each appliqued black letter:
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Where there was some sky in a block I applied crystals to look like twinkling stars:
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I gave this flower in the border a crystal choker:
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The sheep have crystal eyes:
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The rest of the flowers along the lower blue border:
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I sewed a star shaped button in the center of each of the large appliqued stars in the blue border:
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The backing is an olive fabric with black dots on it:
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Some trees in the blue border:
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Maybe you can see some of the other crystals and gold metallic quilting in this little video featuring each block. Turn the volume up, press the arrow and enjoy:

August 28, 2016

It was fun, but I’m glad it’s done!

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5 Responses to “A to Z for Ewe and Me” Completed

  1. pippa says:

    It’s quite gorgeous, especially with the extra embellishments of beads and buttons. Even though you’re not with us on Monday’s, you are still an inspiration. Quilt #3, for Evan, is in the process of being quilted! I learned so much from this one too.

  2. Marcella McKinney says:

    Only fabulous!

    Marcy & Tom

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful! Great finish!

  4. cindylou says:

    Simply Beautiful, Joyce! I am just astounded at how beautifully it is quilted!

  5. Andrée says:

    Beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

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