Thursday, October 10, 2013

Make Me a Quilt : Fernande

Ferns for Fernande
Hand dyed and commercial silks,
fused, machine quilted 17x20" or 43x51cm. since it is going to Luxembourg!

 Every silk reflects the light differently. The charmeuse is a kind of satin and is the most reflective, unless you count the very very shiny dupionni. The bit of leaf at the upper right hand in the next picture is that dupionni.

I quilted this differently than I have ever done before. I used a finer poly thread and a finer needle. It worked beautifully. Size 75 and Coats and Clarks trilobal polyester in both the needle and the bobbin, and hot pink color throughout.

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  1. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Oh Melody, this is breathtaking! As they would say in Georgia where I grew up, it is "simply gorgeous!" I have spent the last quarter-hour drooling over it with my morning cup of tea. Thanks to the double-click feature, I can see it really close up. It must be fabulous "in person".

    Joan in Missouri

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure she will be thrilled. Love the fern quilting!

  3. this is fabulous. I love ferns, I love bold colors and I love your quilting. fantastic job

  4. Ohhhh, Melody, I'm speachless, it's breathtaking, I love it.... can't wait to hang it.:-)


  5. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Melody I just wanted to tell you how much I've been enjoying the whole process of your 'Make Me A Quilt' series! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. Luscious, yummy, stunning - Fernande is one lucky girl!

  7. Melissa1:20 PM

    Every quilt you create for one of us reflects so beautifully what each person said. This quilt is stunning!

  8. Stunning stitching Melody !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Another gorgeous quilt!!! I absolutely love the colors & the beautiful silks.

  10. Your quilts are beautiful! Have you thought of doing a quilt-a-long?? I think that would be so much fun! Then all of us could learn how to do this. Please Please Please!

  11. Ooh...I like the quilt along idea! Your quilting is just perfect...and Fernande is one lucky girl!

  12. That is beautiful. Love the ferns and the quilting--and who would have thought to add the dots? Perfect touch!


  13. Echoing all the above comments....This is a lovely quilt and I especially like the quilting on it.

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  15. Judy Morningstar8:16 PM

    Absolutely splendiferous! Can only guess how beautiful it is for real with the sheen of the silk!

  16. Beautiful colors and sheen. It must be really incredible in person. The ferns just glow and the quilting is marvelous.

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