elemental quilt

this is a customer quilt pieced by karen w. it's the 'raindrop' pattern by judy neimeyer. it measures 70"w x 89"L. it is a full custom with LOTS of thread changes. it took 12 hours to quilt, most of that today. i'm a tired kwilter tonight!

this is a fun quilt to post (i'm excited) because *drum roll* i was given a really pale backing fabric so all the quilting shows!!!! i'm calling it 'elemental' because it reminds me of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. i kept the quilting close to my ideal of what they would look like- pebbles,leaves, and sprouts for the earthy colored fabrics, swirls and hooks for the water fabrics, firey flames for the red fabrics, and radiating lines for the air.
these are detail shots of the back....isn't it pretty? i'm pleased and very happy with it. i just hope karen likes it.

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  1. awsome quilting on this one. you are amazing and talented. I envy your ability to do this with such precision.

  2. AnonymousJune 25, 2009

    Oh Shannon?! IT is WONDERFUL!! I love it!! lindasewsit (APQS chat)

  3. Remember when I said you were good? Well, I was wrong! You, girlfriend, are FREAKIN' AMAZING!! This quilt is beautiful and the back is spectacular!

  4. Simply fantastic! I dream to one day be able to do this sort of work on mine!

  5. Fabulous job, Shannon. I like the back best. The front is very beautiful, but it makes me dizzy! HeeHee!!
    Love it,


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