Friday, 9 August 2013

Karli's Quilt - True Love

I've started piecing this quilt little over three months ago and I am happy to say its at last finished.  I don't think I've ever made a quilt with such care and attention to detail as this one.  


This is the first quilt I've made for a customer, and even though its a paying job its still a labour of love.  I have enjoyed every moment in making this quilt and by far I am most proud of this one.

This quilt's name is 'True Love', not only does the hearts symbolize love, but it also is a reminder of the love felt, even from the first moment when she learnt she was pregnant.  For this Mom to be, she is so overwhelmed with love and emotion for her unborn baby, due in September, that I think this quilt be a beautiful reminder of how she felt even before she is born. 

'Louise, I hope you 'love' this quilt, just as much I loved making it.  May you have a beautiful, healthy, strong and happy baby.  She is going to be the luckiest baby girl, having a Mom like you, and may all your hopes and dreams for her come true...  God bless '    































For this quilt I used Willow Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake and main green yardage of the same range for the backing.

Piecing and quilting was done on my Bernina.

For the free motion quilting I used Colourful Embroidery Thread no C1181, I've quilted, stippling, swirls, feathers, connected circles and pebbles.

The finished quilt measures 65 x 77 inches (165cm x 195cm)

Here are some tutorials for creating the two sided hearts, padded hearts using batting and how I hand baste my quilts.  I've also included a link to a video showing you how I've quilted the circles inside the sashing.  Just click on the images below to direct you to that blog post.

           



Pattern used for this quilt is in a local magazine 'Craftwise' issue 83 Jan/Feb 2012 called Meadow Friends.

For all other blog posts on this quilt click HERE.

Happy quilting.


26 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

You have every right to be proud of this beautiful quilt, Marelize! It has been a pleasure to follow you through all the steps since first seeing the fabric arrive. Not only is the design a delight, but your quilting has made it sew much more than special. Love every inch of your True Love quilt. And thank you for the 'picture overload'. Each detail is candy to the eye!

Carries Comfort Quilts said...

i love the pastel colors!! and the pattern!

Anita said...

A truly lovely quilt!

SIMPLESEW said...

True Love , I am in love with this Quilt, I love all the details you showed us. You worked so hard. I have watched from the start and its been grand seeing completed. Gorgeous.. Gorgeous..

The Sassy Quilter said...

Love it!!! What a treasure. A memory for a lifetime. Great pictures too.

Julie Cefalu said...

I have enjoyed seeing this quilt come together and I think True Love is a very appropriate name! I love the quilting and the way your hearts pop. Just lovely!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Malini said...

Wow! this is truly a master piece. I love everything about this quilt. This is going to be a very lucky Mommy-to-be and baby quilt cuddling under this quilt.

Ludlow Quilt and Sew said...

Marelize, it is absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented! It's huge for a baby quilt - it will certainly last her a long, long time. Thanks for sharing so much of it with us.

Carolyn said...

I have watched this quilt coming together. Marelize you have done a fantastic job and quilted it beautifully. You can be really proud of what you have achieved in a matter of 2 years. Truly well done!!

made by ChrissieD said...

Oh I've loved every minute of watching you make this quilt, it has beauty and love in every stitch, simply stunning - WOW Marelize! :)

Denise Vitola said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for inviting us along as you created this masterpiece.

Kelsey said...

Wow this is seriously incredible! Talk about an amazing finish. That baby sure is one lucky little girl. Thank you so much for sharing!

Maartje Quilt said...

Me and your quilting is true love! So beautiful!

lattegirl40 said...

The quilt is beautiful and almost as amazing and wonderful as you!! You made a quilt to hold a lifetime of memories!! What a wonderful thing!!

Esther F. said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! The care and attention you have put into this masterpiece is showing from top to bottom, front to back!
Esther
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The Thompsons said...

Oh my goodness - this is fabulous!!! The quilting is gorgeous and the quilt is so beautiful!

Denise Russell said...

Gorgeous quilt! And the quilting is stupendous! Just so you know, "I" love hearts, too, if you are so inclined to make another quilt like this one! :-)

Kelly Young said...

Hooray!! it's finished! and absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so delicate, and the quilting is spectacular. I have really loved seeing this quilt come together.

Thanks for linking up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Susan Owenby said...

Congratulations, It's beautiful and every minute of work shows! Enjoyed watching it come together and happy to see it done.

~Susan @ theboredzombie.com

Catrin Lewis said...

Been watching the quilting come together on IG and it is too beautiful for words x

Daphne Lewis said...

Just incredible!! The quilting on this one is amazing! You give me so much incentive.

LynCC said...

All finished!! Congrats! :D

BedTime Quilting said...

AWESOME! I love that you did it on your home machine! It's beautiful. And the colors are so soft and gentle, perfect for a baby. I wish I could see it in person to really look at it and...maybe even pet it. :) Great job!

Karin said...

Thanks for showing the whole of the quilt...I was waiting for that. It is truly beautiful. There is something really special about making a quilt for a baby. Beautiful job

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Marelize, My word, your attention to detail is exquisite. This will be a treasured quilt and a future family heirloom.
I am currently making a baby quilt with hearts for a newborn little girl called Polly.
Thank you for the idea of making hearts from two pieces of material, it is a lovely idea.
Marelize, I really have to say, once again, your work is exquisite.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Leanne Parsons said...

Wow! This is amazing. What a beautiful job!

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