Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cups and saucers

Slowly but surely, I am finishing the binding work that has stacked up. This is the one I did today. Longer ago than I am comfortable in admitting, I got my teacup quilt back from Deb Levy, who did the most amazing quilting job on it. It was much more than a collaborative design - I gave a few ideas, but she selected all the special motifs that make it so spectacular. I would never have been able to design the quilting that she did. Here it is, in my den: The picture is so washed out from the flash; someday I will try to get a better one in natural light. I want to show off the wonderful quilting. Each teacup has a motif quilted on it that relates to the fabrics in that block. For example, this one has a sailboat because of the lighthouses on the saucer rim. There are leaves and flowers and swirls and dots and feathers, each different. All the cups have a swirl of steam rising from the rim, and the blocks have the background checked off in tiny diamonds. The sashing also has a figurative steam swirl. And the background print is divided off and quilted to point up each part:
I just can't express how happy this quilt makes me. Deb, you're a genius.

4 comments:

Deb said...

Thanks Janice. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And much of that enjoyment was due to your impeccable piecing and appliqué.

Suzan said...

Love your quilt. I have never seen that pattern and I quite like the saucer & tea cup idea. Pattern?

paula, the quilter said...

I still like this quilt.

Morah said...

Lovely!