Monday, November 22, 2010

Faceted Jewels . . . . . .


I got a quilt back from the quilter!!

This quilt's been gone for awhile, but it was worth the wait!!

Welcome Home Faceted Jewels!!!



This pattern is by Glad Creations. I've seen this quilt on several blogs, it must be a popular pattern.

The finished block size for the pattern was 12", but you know me and big blocks, I made mine slightly smaller at 9".


No quilting suggestions were included with the pattern, and I was thinking about an overall design. On my post where I blogged about finishing the top, I ask for quilting suggestions. Several folks thought an overall pattern would do nothing to enhance the circular effect created when the blocks were connected, and they were right!

Dawn, at the Sewing Basket, could not have done a better job of bringing this quilt to life.



Here's a backside view.

The wonderful quilting on this project extends all the way to its edges.



The work Dawn did in the border is as amazing as the center of the quilt.

So here it is, home and ready to brighten up the gloomiest days of winter.



This is my lifetime quilt number 56. It finished at 60" x 78", has 2,192 pieces, and is comprised of batiks from my stash.

For more details on this quilt select "#56 Faceted Jewels" from my Lifetime Quilt list on the right of my blog, or "Faceted Jewels" from my "Categories List".

Thanks for stopping by!

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33 comments:

  1. Love your quilt! I purchased this pattern a few years ago...I love it. I even purchased the fabric to make a huge quilt. The fabric is now a Log Cabin quilt and the pattern is still a dream.

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  2. Excellent job on the quilting. I never know what to do for the quilting so I send it off and ask for an edge to edge. I just want to use it! LOL!

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  3. Love it!!! I've always loved this pattern, but have never gotten around to purchasing it. So many quilts, so little time lol.

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  4. Wow, that's gorgeous! I continually am amazed at what a difference fabrics can make in a quilt. And your quilter did a fantastic job, too.

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  5. Oh my...that is amazing! I love the quilt, love your choice of fabrics and the quilting is perfect. I don't think you've ever made a bad quilt!!

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  6. The colors just glow - what a beautiful quilt!

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  7. That is a beautiful quilt. I can imagine looking at it in the dead of winter will just brighten anyone's day.

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  8. Beautiful quilt Thelma! It's very stunning.

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  9. I love the colors in that quilt! The pic with the whole quilt is stunning! Quilting compliments it very nicely!

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  10. Simply lovely! I love the intricacy of the design, which is totally enhanced by the quilting.

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  11. This is so fabulous! It really just shouts..."Kathy, you need one of these...start sewing"! It just sparkles! I am not starting another project...no way!! (hopefully!)

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  12. i LOVE this quilt ... it is my FAVORITE!!!

    i really, really, REALLY LOVE IT!!!

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  13. Oh Thelma it's gorgeous!! Absolutely amazing. I loved watching it come together and now, wow. It just sparkles.Can I come steal it? lol
    You are such a talented woman.

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  14. Stunning. The fabrics are perfect.

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  15. What a beautiful quilt - aren't batiks so much fun to work with? And the quilting is absolutely perfect for it!

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  16. This quilt will really brighten any room, another great finish!

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  17. beautiful! wonderful fabric choices! thanks for sharing.
    Kathie

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  18. Thelma, the quilt is breath taking, truly. I love the beautiful colors, just perfect. The quilting is really wonderful. Hugs...

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  19. Oh it is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing

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  20. It's beautiful, Thelma! Getting a quilt back is the most wonderful thing!

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  21. Beautiful! I love those jewel tones.

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  22. Thelma, what a gorgeous quilt! I love batiks, and you have done such wonderful work on this quilt. Dawn's quilting is wonderful also and just makes the quilt shine. Thanks for sharing it.

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  23. Thelma, this is stunning. You did a wonderful job - and with a stash! Just think how this quilt will brighten a room on a cold winter day.

    Have a great Thanksgiving, friend.

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  24. Beautiful!! This quilt is one of my all time favorites!! It is on my list of quilts to do. I can't even tell you how long I have owned the pattern. I just love it! The colors that you have selected are divine!! Welcome home Faceted Jewels!

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  25. This quilt is stunning! A great pattern and beautiful colors.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous. That will brighten up any day of the year!

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  27. http://cornfieldquilter-carol.blogspot.com/ I had just visited your blog and spied this quilt and then popped over to this blog to find same quilt in the header...how fun!! Check out the quilting!!

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  28. Gorgeous!!! The colors are amazing and the quilting is stunning!

    SheilaC

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  29. Wow, what a beautiful quilt, the colours are amazing!

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