Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Lily Rose: QUILTED !

'Mum, CAPITALS mean you're shouting.'

Well, I don't mind. Do you mind if I shout about it?
I just finished quilting Lily Rose and I am delighted about it!

As I was quilting Lily Rose, I thought a lot about the elements that were on my mind when I designed it. Really, Lily Rose is just another ode to Love Entwined. In many ways, I just can't get over Love Entwined - in the sense that something about it feels so unfinished. To have come so far and found it, to have discovered that it is still around, and yet have no further information about its origins is so frustrating. And I think about the Love Entwined coverlet design over and over and I know that the woman who made it, or instigated it, could not have gone un-noticed in British Georgian Society circles. And knowing that somewhere, the answer to our questions is out there makes it all the more tantalizing for me.

I designed Lily Rose after visiting the V&A 1700s exhibition and Lily Rose is bit of everything I love from the Georgian era quilts that were hanging there - condensed into one bouquet! That's how I think about it anyway. 
I purposefully chose gaudy colours because it felt so right in a Georgian tribute quilt and looking at them now, I am in love with the shouting vibrancy of them. 
And yes, the turquoise and gold have been used for the same reason: so Georgian and so right in my eyes. I am inspired by most things turquoise and gold at the moment, I still don't have the Georgian influence out of my system!

 I'm finished!
Doesn't it always feel so good to finish a quilt?

Lily Rose will be on display at AQC this year in Melbourne (which is just around the corner now) so if you're coming, make sure to keep an eye out.

Look out for my pattern too! I know there's been a demand for this pattern in hard copy so I'm currently looking to see if its possible to sell this pattern in hard copy through any interested stall holders who'll be there.

I'll keep you posted!

24 comments:

  1. Your Lily Rose is just beautiful! I love the colors too. Reminds me to get back to Love Entwined!

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  2. Your quilting is just stunning! What a beautiful finish indeed.

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  3. She is so Beautiful!! Your color choices are so perfect and the quilting is exquisite. Thank you air sharing her with us.

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  4. Oh, Esther, your quilt is gorgeous! No wonder you are so pleased.

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  5. t looks AMAZING!! Your quilting is fabulous and the Georgian colors are wonderful!

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  6. It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! You've done a fine thing with this one!

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  7. CONGRATUALTIONS! (caps intended)
    Your finished Lily Rose is so beautiful. I will look for it at AQC when I visit there next week.

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  8. Superb quilting! It looks wonderful and joyous.

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  9. I am so envious of your beautiful work. Your inspire me to think that I could make something that would be just a fraction as good as yours.

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  10. it is amazing!. ... I need to know more. How did you quilt this? Did you mark the design using a favorite tool? soapstone, chalk, silver pencil? what is your favorite thread for quilting? the results are marvelous, Esther

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  11. You have every right to shout. This is just incredible. Thank you for sharing all your gorgeous work.

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  12. Just fabulous! What beautiful work you do. You must be so happy with it.

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  13. Lily Rose is a real beauty! Your beautiful quilting and embroidery makes it sing!

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  14. Just stunningly gorgeous Esther! Great job on your finish!

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  15. Esther your quilting is so beautiful. I only wish I could do as well. I will have someone quilt mine for me.
    Bunny

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  16. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous and I love all the details. You are a beautiful and very talented designer. Great Work.

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  17. How gorgeous is that! Absolutely stunning. Congratulations on having finished it.
    Hugs, Anne Marieke

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  18. I love your quilting. I love the whole piece. Thank you.

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  19. It totally lovely! PLEASE tell us more about your machine quilting process. Is this what is called ruler work on your domestic machine? Inquiring minds need to know. :-) Thank you!

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  20. I have been quilting for over 30 years and I have to say this quilt is one of my favorites ever! I find your colors amazing and your quilting equally so! Do you mark all your quilting? Looks so perfect and I know you use your domestic machine. You are one talented lady!!!

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  21. That looks AMAZING (sorry, had to shout lol). Your work is very very impressive. The fact that you do it all on a domestic machine is incredible. I keep telling myself that I need to buy a longarm, but clearly I just want to buy a longarm, since you have proven one is not necessary. Enjoy your new heirloom; it is fantastic!

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas
    susanintexas.blogspot.com

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