Faceted Jewels

IMG_4138I didn’t know the name of this pattern…I had to ask for help. I have to admit that I am not real good at remembering pattern and block names. Now if it were a fabric designer or something..that is totally my cup of tea. LOLIMG_4144

Lynda sent this and said she trusted me to do whatever I felt was good. She pieced it using all different colors of Stonehenge fabrics. Beautiful and completely perfectly pieced. IMG_4137

I have never quilted this pattern before. So I googled images to get ideas…and I have to say honestly there were not many quilts out there. Many times I don’t want to see how other people have quilted the same quilt because I don’t want any preconceived notions. I want to just interpret it in my own way. But I have been having some serious burn-out lately. ( in fact Angela Walters wrote about it on her blog as well ….and all of her tips are exactly what I do!) Anyway….I thought I would at least see how it’s traditionally quilted..well that didn’t help me.IMG_4145

So I pinned on the quilt still not fully able to see what I was going to do in my mind. SO I sketched out a few things and scratched those. I told myself I would continue sewing my own quilt and it would come to me. I then got into bed…and started thinking about it….thinking of the diamond shape….and started working on pinterest ( work…right? LOL) It gets your mind off of it for awhile. Then I came across an image that was not exactly what I was looking for…but it still gave me the inspiration I needed. I immediately saw the motif I was going to sketch out…I got out of my cozy bed and went down to the studio (in my tank top and undies…which is TMI….just think of my poor neighbors with that huge window…I just couldn’t wait to get it out of my brain…kind of manic..yes? no?) to draw out the design. Anyway….I am proud of this quilt..I love the motif I quilted…and I especially love the back of this quilt. Lynda loves it as well. Thank You! So much! I think it is just what I needed to expand my horizons and get out of Burn out mode..honestly I am feeling re-charged and better about work. 🙂 IMG_4143 IMG_4142 IMG_4141 IMG_4140

As you can see I also quilted feathers and continuous curves. I also ( not perfectly) eyeballed the curves lines to outline the chains. I finished the small border with small swirl-curls just as in the petals of the motif. IMG_4139IMG_4135IMG_4136

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Faceted Jewels

  1. Holy Crap, Charisma, I just don’t think that could get any prettier! You have really brought it to life! Simply STUNNING!

    I feel your pain regarding transitions…you’re doing the right thing, to let go & let God. You’ve taught her well, so please don’t feel guilty. She had to stumble a few times before she learned to walk & run, right? She probably will falter, just be there to let her know she’s still loved, and all will be fine, eventually.

  2. Quite the hunk of eye candy there C! Probably some of your most beautiful work. You came out of your quilting slump in fine fasion with this one.

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