Sunday, February 19, 2012

Halfway there...

Remember my Matilda quilt... the one that was bigger than my design wall....

Well, I went to see a sneak peak of it being quilted!! Check this out...

That sure is a big frame. It makes my 96 inch top look small.

I'm so lucky to have found Tanya Croft, a local long arm quilter. When I say local I mean she's only 5 minutes from me. I used to send my quilts to someone I never met. We'd talk over the phone but that was it. With Tanya when I took my first quilt to her she showed me lots of patterns and from that we chose a pattern. I also learnt we have similar ideas about what suits what so now I leave the quilting decisions to her. And boy oh boy, Tanya has out done herself this time with a beautiful floral curly whirly pattern that looks as though it was designed just for this quilt!

One thing that surprised me about seeing the my top on the frame was how tightly it gets wound on. I mean soooo tightly that it made me cross my fingers that my stitches hold. :)
It wont be too long before I get my quilt back and I'll take lots of glamour shots to share with you and I'm sure I'll be taking lots of the gorgeous quilting!


And just in case you didn't know, this quilt features fabrics called Matilda and Nuala by Sis Boom. If you like what you see then you should see Jennifer Paganelli's latest range Crazy Love! If you want a chance to win a fat quarter set race over to the Sis Boom blog and leave a comment. There's two packs to be won- one for you and one for me :) ... fingers crossed!


30 comments:

Vickie said...

Rachel, this is a beauty! I love the fabrics you chose. And I aim a sucker for flying geese. Love when folks us fabrics that read as solids, but aren't! Hugs!

Karen said...

That's exciting. It's looking great!

daisy and jack said...

wow - looks fabulous - and such a big quilt :)

Heather said...

Its looking great. Hope to see it finished soon!

Katy Cameron said...

96" inches? Holy cr@p! it looks great though, and I'm sure the quilting is amazing,

Sewhappy said...

I love your fabric choices for your Matilda quilt, it is such a lovely bold quilt and those colours are so rich. The quilting really does compliment it beautifully. I am looking forward to seeing more glam shots of this one. Now off to Sis Boom site.

Sasha said...

You are so lucky!!! If I ever make a quilt that I want to have professionally quilted, I hope I can find someone local!! It looks amazing so far and the fabrics are beautiful!!! You must be so excited to get it back!!!

Mary said...

What a wonderful quilt! And how fun to be able to see it on the frame. She is doing a wonderful job on it! I am sure Jennifer P is thrilled to see her fabric in such a fantabulous quilt!!!

melissa said...

That would be exciting seeing it get quilted...It looks fantastic! Must head over and leave a comment, the latest range Crazy Love is my favourite so far!

x

Melissa P said...

Oh Rachael! It's coming together beautifully. The stitching pattern is delightful. I'm really looking forward to all your glamour shots.

Crazy Love--it's almost hard to find words for that collection. Almost. ;)

Terry said...

The quilt is georgeous. It's so nice to know the person who quilts for you.
Sometimes a quilted by check all over is o.k. But for such a special quilt you need special quilter!
Hoped over and left a message maybe we should both wear one of your lucky socks.

Marg said...

That's so lucky you found a fabulous quilter close by.
I found Fiona, my long arm guru, who lives not exactly close by, but close enough that I can drop in to give her my quilt and go and pick it up again when it's ready.
Matilda is looking fabulous already, can't wait to see her all finished.

Sew Surprising said...

Ohhh photographed under a coolabah tree would be perfect :) beautiful in both workmanship and fabric. :)

Swedish Scrapper said...

I loved seeing your beautiful quilt in long arm action! And I was surprised to see the scale of that J Paganelli fabric I have been drooling over online. Just a luscious combination of colors you did there. I hope the local quilting makes it even more beautiful!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael how wonderful that you have found soebody so close to you...that would be soooo good!!! Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous quilt all done xoxox

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It looks wonderful!
I entered the competition and said you sent me :)

Shay said...

Talk about beautiful. You're going to adore this when it comes back.

Im always amazed by how flat my quilts are on the long arm. I really really want one ....

Sujata Shah said...

I didn't realize how large this quilt was! It looks beautiful! How wonderful to have a quilter so near by. Can't wait to see the final finish and the quilting detail.

Karen 'n Chris said...

You know how your brain perceives things differently? Every time I have seen this quilt, it registers as one of your amazing Rachael coloured quilt Blocks, even though the size is read it does not compute as anything other than a block.
Now seeing this amazing "block" is actually quilt sized, it is... well... just awesome.

Nifty Quilts said...

I remember this quilt, but I didn't realize it was so big! It's gorgeous already. The quilting is just going to make it that much more fabulous.

Kathie said...

you know how much I love this quilt!
looks great can't wait to see it bound and in your home!
Kathie

Pinkadot Quilts said...

How exciting for you! There is nothing better than your quilt almost done.
What color binding are you thinking?

Karen said...

ooooo it is looking good!

SameliasMum said...

It's beautiful! Love the fabrics and colours you've used. Looking forward to seeing those glamour shots :)

Barb said...

how nice that you can visit your quilt on the long arm - it's looking amazing - aren't you thrilled.
I love, love this quilt, such rich pretty colors and birdy wonderfulness

smazoochie said...

Even seeing it on the frame, I still can't quite grasp how big it is. And such a beauty....can't wait to see it in your home!

Heidi said...

What a beautiful top, it's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I can't wait to see this lovely one finished :-)

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I cannot wait to see your finished quilt. So wonderful how you were able to mix the two prints together!

This Way and That said...

Gorgeous!

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