Monday, June 20, 2011

Thelma's Eventide . . . .

Remember when I renamed my Eventide "Dancing with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight"? That name just popped into my head while I was piecing this quilt, something about the sassy red playing nicely with the light blue. (for you folks that have been on vacation since the first of the year, Eventide is a pattern designed by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quit Co)

Well now that my quilt is home from the quilter I think it needs another name, because this quilt is too classy to be out dancing with anyone in the pale moonlight, let alone the devil!

I could not be happier to have this quilt home or with the quilting. (I had 5 quilt tops waiting their turn and bumped Eventide ahead of them, I'm so glad I did.)



I went back and read my posts of when I was working on this quilt, oh the fabric drama I created for myself. It all seems funny and not necessary now. I started with Park Avenue by 3 Sisters for Moda but I pretty much took out all the red from that line and used some French General reds instead. I fretted over every Ohio Star block combination and even passed on 3 of them once they were done.

I must say, it was worth every drop of sweat, I absolutely love this quilt.

Luckily for me, Moda made extra wide fabric backing from the background fabric of that family, and that's what I used for the back.


It's sort of hard to tell in this picture, but it looks nice in person and you can really see the quilting detail.

I went with a custom design with a few straight lines but mostly feathers.


Every star block is quilted like this, a center design with a lovely
fleur de lis-ish design in each corner.

And a few more feathers in the border.

If you participated in the sew along be sure to send pictures of your updates, whenever that may be.

I'm working away on my Red and White Quilt Show Tribute Quilt, more in my mind and on paper than in my sewing room, but hope to have something to share, even if it's just a start, later this week.

(Eventide has approximately 1,307 pieces)

And on a personal note,

Hey Deb, I got my charm pack, thanks so much, it's just what I needed for a few little pincushions and mug rugs I've been playing around with - I lost your email address but wanted to let you know I received it, was thrilled, and am using it!

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29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful! Thelma it is just amazing!

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt, Thelma! You always seem to make the perfect adjustments to your fabric choices.

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful quilt. It is a quilt's quilt! :)

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  4. Oh la la ! It's amazing. I LOVE ! XO

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  5. Your finished flimsy looked great, but as usual, it looks even more spectacular quilted. You do need a good name for it; sorry, can't think of anything good right now.

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  6. It's such a beautiful quilt Thelma! The quilting really brings it to life. I love the bright blue in there!

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  7. I love how you got it quilted!! Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt.

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  8. Just a stunning quilt Thelma ! The quilting is just wonderful with all the detail !! PERFECT!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the great quilting! The quilt is just beautiful.

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  10. Oh Thelma, it is so gorgeous!! I could sit here and look at your quilt for hours. Awesome!

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  11. Just beautiful!! I love it before quilting, but even more now. The quilting is really stunning and so beautifully detailed. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw it today was a line from the movie Moulin Rouge..."Spectacular, Spectacular!"

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  12. This quilt is lovely. And the quilting is amazing. Great job by all involved in creating this masterpiece.

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  13. It's Beautiful! You could still name it "Dancing in the Pale Moonlight" or "Light of the Silvery Moon". Very, very pretty! I'm waiting for the next quilt-along! So much fun!

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  14. Fabulous quilting! It really makes the whole thing pop. I love the zing the brown adds in the quilt.

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  15. The quilt *and* quilting are beautiful! I love the texture the straight lines add to the large star points. I've accepted my own Fabric Drama as just a routine part of this wonderful hobby, like changing needles or cleaning/oiling the sewing machine. Something good -- or at least better -- always comes of it.

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  16. ooooo!!! very, very pretty!!! i LOVE the blue!
    and i still like your original name for this lovely creation - it reminds me of Somebody's Knocking ... i loved that song ... sigh

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  17. You are going to have to save that name for another project... your Eventide is stunning. I love how your quilter quilted in it. It's just beautiful Thelma. I love seeing everyone else's finishes in your last post also. The Astor Manor version is really sweet.

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  18. Your quilt turned out just beautifully! I love it!

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  19. That turned out simply gorgeous...wow! Love it!!

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  20. Very nice quilting, Thelma! Whoever did it, did a great job! It's gorgeous!

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  21. I LOVE your quilt! it is beautiful! Mine turned out quite nicely, but I almost completely burned out from all that sewing when I was so sick and so sad and stressed. I sort of lost my mojo for piecing, I haven't finished a thing since. Recovering, though. I'm waiting to post a pic of my quilt because I haven't finished binding it. I pieced the back for the first time ever, and pieced in one of the large stars in black with a plain 9" center which I made the label "In Memoriam" to my sister, with the words from the hymn "Abide With Me"( fast falls the eventide... ) included. It's a poignant ending for my Eventide experience.

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  22. Thelma,
    This quilt is gorgeous!! The quilting on it is beautiful as well! I love the fleur de lis design in the quilting. I love to see the back of the quilts with all the quilting designs :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. What a spectacular accomplishment! I'm guilty of sticking too often to the simple patterns under the "get 'er done" category. I'd really like to undertake a more substantial commitment like this quilt someday. The more you stare at the photo, the more you get drawn in....the beautiful color choices, the sophisticated piecing arrangement, the machine quilting. It really is a stunner! Congratulations. You should definitely send this to Miss Carrie! I bet she'd love to see it!!

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