Saturday, June 27, 2015

My First "Reversible" Quilt and New Video on The Ultimate Stencil

I'll start with the "quick" information first!  I knew that my first Ultimate Stencil videos were old and needed some refreshing and updating so I just shot a new video.  This one is MUCH better and is actually the instruction that I provide in my classrooms.  CLICK HERE to check it out! 

Now for an update on my current project!

I've always admired the beautiful reversible quilts I see in some of the quilt shows and really wanted to do one of my own.  I also acquired another beautiful French boutis quilting pattern and thought this would be perfect for this project.

I had a beautiful tablecloth with good quality linen in the middle but it didn't have a pretty edge so I cut off the existing edging and added one from another linen.  

The design is very complicated and detailed but you know me, I LOVE that sort of a challenge.

The quilting itself is being done with Superior Threads' Kimono Silk (100 filament) and their 50 wt. Tire silk on both the top and the bottom. I have a beautiful heavy black linen yardage for the backing.  Quilters Dream Cotton Select and 1/2 thickness wool is being used for the batting.  I am also using the Pilot Frixion pen for the marking. 

Just thought I'd give you an idea of just how small the quilting designs are on this piece!  Lots and lots of time has already been spent with quilting one little line at a time and burying hundreds of threads but I think it will be well worth it in the end! 

Hugs, Cindy :)


Fiona said...

it's going to be amazing...

Kelly Cline Quilting said...

Cindy, that is just lovely! I cannot wait to see the finish!!

mckittycat said...

Just beautiful. Look forward to the finish. Mary Ann

D. Aceto said...

Love, love, love this! I just finished watching your Craftsy classes AGAIN and I am just amazed at all of the new ideas you keep coming up with on your blog. Whenever I find myself uninspired, all I have to do is revisit your work and I am re-energized!

Karen said...

Definitely falls in the yummy category.

Janet Myers said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see it. I dare not think about the hours involved. It will be stunning. Front and Back.

Our Macquarie said...

This is so beautiful Cindy. I have a chest full of beautiful linens that my Mother left me, I have been hanging on to them thinking there must be something I can do with them. I was delighted when I came across your classes, wholecloth quilting is perfect !! I haven't sewn sense school but I have both of your classes and high hopes that I will get it in the end lol Thank you for showing me a whole new world, I'm very excited.