Monday, 9 December 2013

Asymmetrical Half Square Triangle Quilt - A FINISH


I am so glad I decided to finish this quilt.  If you remember a while back, I shared a POST with you where I was quite discouraged about the quilting and how I just felt it did not have the look I was hoping for.  Well, you where all right, and I have to thank each and everyone of you encouraging me to finish this quilt.  Now that is blocked, bound and hung it looks good.  Not perfect, but a lot prettier and I love the finished result.


As I was finishing up this quilt I got more and more excited to getting it done.  All I needed was a break from it, having it lie in plain sight each day, looking at it, almost 'staring' back at me.  And the more I really looked at it, I started seeing the potential rather than the flaws.


The pictures does not show it that clearly, but I love the texture and how the light falls on the directional quilting , it adds a shine all over the surface of the quilt.  If you stood at different places, looking from other angles it looks different each time.



It is especially visible from the back of the quilt.



If you'd like to read up on the design process of this quilt you find it HERE.  I am at the moment working on a pattern for this quilt, playing with different colour layouts.  I treated myself with a very early Christmas present and bought the EQ7 program and are very eager to share it with all of you.  

It is pieced and quilted on my home sewing machine.  The finished size is 36½ inches x 45½ inches.  

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42 comments:

A Quilter's Mission said...

This is totally AMAZING!! Marelize, your quilting is out of this world. I am truly taken back by the finished quilt. I am so glad that you did not give up!

Esther F. said...

Girl this is incredible! I knew you were good, but this piece shows your excellence !!!
Fabulous!
Esther
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Erin Quinn said...

This is amazing!!! Incredibly amazing. I am in awe of your quilting. And you can see how it has changed the top so much. You should be very proud of yourself.
E xx

Karen M said...

This is an absolutely beautiful finish. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Graber said...

What a beautiful quilt. Beautifully designed and beautifully quilted.

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

Super job!!! It is fantastic, and I didn't see any flaws! The pattern and material are perfect together and the quilting showing on the back fabric is stunning!!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Marelize your quilt is gorgeous! Your quilting is impeccable with such perfect stitching. The quilting really makes this quilt with all the extra design going on with the stitching! Great job!

Valerie Reynolds said...

What a special work of art! Your quilting looks fantastic! :)

ChristaQuilts said...

It's absolutely fabulous!

Beth said...

Your quilting on here is beautiful! I love all of it - the colors are great as well. So impressive!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

This is just so completely stunning! You are an amazing machine quilter. Your work reminds me of Angela Walters.

Tamie said...

I'm glad you persevered. It is beautiful. I'm not sure what flaws you see but I'm amazed by your work.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I loved the pattern and colors the first time I saw it, but the quilting is AMAZING! Love love love!

Shannon Mower said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the quilting on it is superb!

Jackie said...

Love your quilting! Awesome.

Carla said...

Oh my heart! Stunning

Rene Sharp said...

Your quilting blows me away every single time. Such talent!!!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

If you could only see your work through our eyes.... Your quilting is amazing! Glad to hear you are getting the hang of the EQ7!

Dee said...

It is FANTASTIC!, great work. So glad you got back to it!
Dee

Glinda ♥ said...

WOW! This is beautiful work ... fabby quilting and the pattern and fabrics are stunning. What a great finish :)

Amy said...

how could anyone notice any imperfection with all that gorgeous quilting?! I think it turned out beautiful. and I love the colors you used.

Renee said...

The quilt is beautiful, but our quilting is awesome! Makes the quilt so much more interesting and dynamic.

Tanyia said...

wow, this is amazing.... like AH- MAZING!

Stopping by from Lee's hop
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Sara said...

This quilt speaks volumes!! LOVE it to pieces!

wannabequilter.com said...

Fantastic!

Jasmine said...

Wow! I am speechless. This quilt is just stunning.

Christine S said...

It looks great!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Wow, I love your quilt! Your quilting is fantastic! Wow!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Marelize, this quilt is amazing!! I love the unique layout of the HST's, and the quilting rocks, as always!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Béa said...

Your quilting is amazing, beautiful work !

Anita said...

Simply, plainly gorgeous!

Vera said...

This is perfect in every way.

Melanie Varela said...

Oh this is just lovely! Love the colors and the quilting is amazing!

Georgi said...

Beautiful finish! As a beginner, I can only dream of doing free-motion quilting as lovely as that.

quiltmania said...

This quilt is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing!

Caryl W said...

Amazing gorgeous quilting!!

Becca said...

Absolutely beautiful. You've filled in so much of the quilt with beautiful stitching. I love it!

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

Hi Marelize ~ I'm popping in to let you know that we're featuring your gorgeous quilt at our Making Monday link party, which goes live Sunday at 8pm. :) Come take a look and link up some of your other great projects. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/?p=8654

Vicki in MN said...

OMG I love this quilt and the quilting! WOW

Linh said...

Love the quilting on it!!!

Rita Ferber said...

This is gorgeous! And all on a DSM! This is inspiration for me! I'll keep trying in hopes my quilting looks like this someday! ritaferber_5@hotmail.com

Dawn said...

Great quilt! Your quilting is wonderful! I would love to know what thread you used (top and bobbin) to quilt this.

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