Sunday, March 10, 2013

Poured Out 2 Quilt Done

 Whew! Done just in the nick of time!

Free motion quilting, machine applique
This quilt is the second in a series inspired by the combination of my church's logo and the experiences and emotions during my husband's successful battle with cancer. Those negative words in the background threatened to choke the life right out of me. If it weren't for God's love and grace poured out over us over and over, I don't know how we would have gotten through it.

This was another hard quilt for me to do because of the emotions behind it, but it seems as if my best quilts have a spiritual theme. That's why I have entered it into the Sacred Threads Exhibit. It's the first time I have entered anything into a show, exhibit, or competition. I hope that others are touched by it. I do want to do a more cheerful quilt next! I also hope my pictures are good enough to get the quilt into the exhibit. You really can't see all the detail, especially the quilted words on the jug.

I learn so much from each quilt I do. This has machine applique and of course, a ton of free motion quilting! I need to learn more about when to cut the background out from behind applique. I was afraid to do it so I didn't. The black showed through a bit on the jug and the cascade of water, mostly just at the needle holes of the stitching. I also need to mark the edges of the quilt so my feather plumes don't get cut off by the binding.

4 comments:

  1. I'm SOOOOOOOO happy that you finished it ... and in time for the show! You should enter it in other shows too! It is beautiful and so worth others seeing!

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  2. Amy, it's wonderful. Love the water flowing out of that jug. And the words are just a little surprise to those who get close enough to look....which can be a metaphor too, people would have to get close enough to know you well to know that you felt those emotions.

    I hope you get to go and see this hanging in the show! Congratulations.

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  3. This is beautiful. I think you did a great job on the quilt, but the story behind it matches so well too. And I'm so glad that God helped you guys through the battle.

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  4. This is gorgeous - although I'm sure you'd have to see it in person to get the full impact. Congratulations on finishing it, and I hope it provides hope and comfort to others.

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