Here she is: my completed “The Lady of Shalott.” This was a 3 month BOM designed by Ricky Tims I started making in September 2014.
The center with a scroll quilting motif:
There were eight of these star points with a gold background:
I used a paisley quilting motif for the background as seen in this close-up:
There were four of these floral appliques:
I used a feather quilting motif for the background as seen in this close-up:
There were eight of these trumpet vine appliques:
I used a swirl quilting motif for the background as seen in this close-up:
There were eight of these dark pink plain border shapes with a vine quilting motif designed by Ricky:
I used a pebble quilting motif for the background as seen in this close-up. This achieved an embossed effect for the quilted shapes:
The applique in each corner was this bud-and-leaf shape:
I used a pebble quilting motif for the background as seen in this close-up.
I applied a binding with a faux piping by machine. Here is one of the mitered corners:
A view of the back of the quilt:
Hanging from the railing of my loft studio:
The design was by Ricky Tims. All the quilt fabrics were hand dyed fabrics by Ricky Tims acquired at his seminar in West Lafayette, IN, in 2006. The applique threads were Superior Threads Rainbows of several different variegated colors. The quilting threads were several colors of Metro Embroidery Thread. The batting is Hobbs 80/20. The backing was a Fossil Fern fabric. The quilt was free motion quilted on a Gammill Vision 26-10 long-arm quilting machine with stitch regulation. For the first time I quilted sitting down. This enabled me to get much closer to my work and accomplish much smaller background quilting than I have ever done before. The applique stitch was a multi-step blanket stitch on my Janome 6600 sewing machine.
Tom & Marcy
Thank you, Marcy. I will bring it to quilting on Monday,
Wow that’s really beautiful. You did a great job
Thank you, Purpleneedle!
WOW, it turned out spectacular. An AWESOME job on the quilting!!!!
Thank you, Marlene. I’m trying to get caught up on my blogging!
Joyce! Wowza! Love it, love it.
Thank you, Paula.
Gorgeous quilt and quilting. Thanks for all the photos!
You are welcome. Thank you for commenting.
Sending congratulations on your Lady of Shallot! I just came across this browsing the web.
Thank you, Ricky. It’s pretty exciting getting a comment from the designer! See you in La Veta in October.