Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Summer Solstice Quilt - Finished!

This is one of those TA-DA moments.  So be warned, I have LOTS of pictures to share :-) 










free motion quilting

free motion quilting

free motion quilting

free motion quilting

dot to dot free motion quilting

free motion quilting

free motion quilting

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest finish.

I am really proud of this quilt, from designing, cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding, it was a fun quilt to make.  I mainly used the same free motion quilting designs throughout this quilt, which includes swirls, pebbles, some dot to dot diamond variations and in the border an arch/cathedral window type of design.  

The finial dimensions after quilting is 65 inches x 85 inches.

If you'd like to read up on the making of this quilt, it can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.  I designed this quilt myself and the pattern is available in my Craftsy Store, its also displayed on the left sidebar of my blog.

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69 comments:

Esther F. said...

TA DA!!! That is one gorgeous quilt!!!
Amazing work!
Esther
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TiaraHelen said...

It's astonishing Marelize! Beautiful design, the colours are lovely, the quilting is MIRACULOUS! xxxx

monique's mess said...

Love your cathedral window border, it shows up so nicely in the sunshine. A stunning quilt in all aspects and very pleasing to the eye. Well done!

Ольга Тарасенко said...


Beautiful)

Santie said...

Ek is nie nie 'n kwilter nie, (is 'n gewoonte hekelaar), maar ek was nog altyd lus om te probeer. So een soos joune is 'n inspirasie, en kan 'n goeie manier wees om die reslappies wat ek jare opgaar te benut!

Karen M said...

Your quilting is absolutely wonderful. It really enhances the design of the quilt top. This is a treasure.

MalinisQuilts said...

WOW! Beautiful quilt and your quilting is just awesome!

Quilt Musings said...

The pattern is lovely but that quilting!! Sends this quilt over the top! Beautifully done!!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Wow! Amazing quilting! I'm just starting on my FMQ journey ... this quilt is certainly inspiring :)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This quilt is such a stunner!! The quilting sets it off beautifully.
Amanda

Sarah Elliott said...

It's beautiful. Love the colors!

Sandy W said...

The quilt is beautiful!!! The pattern amazing, the quilting is stunning !!! Fantastic job💕💕💕

Kelly Vetch said...

wow I love this!!! I can't wait to try your pattern, and perhaps copy your border quilting :p

Hilary Florence said...

Lovely piecing and wonderful quilting

Sally Hurley said...

WOW! That is beautiful. I'm not sure what I like best: the colors, the piecing or the stitching! Very nice work.

Rachel said...

Really nicely done.

Vicki in MN said...

The beautiful quilting just kicked it up another notch, great job! and loved the photo shoot too!

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

MarLizMic said...

Marelize dis pragtig in die oortreffende trap. Kan ek raai waar die foto's geneem is? Iewers tussen Kemptonpark en Pretoria? Congralations on work well done

Susan Stanton said...

Your quilt is awesome from design to construction to quilting! Well done.
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SewCalGal said...

Absolutely gorgeous design and I' so happy to see you designed it yourself and now have the pattern available for purchase on Craftsy. Inspirational quilt. And, of course, your free-motion quilting is stunning.

SewCalGal
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Carla said...

Simply gorgeous and that quilting! Fabulous.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Gorgeus quilt and your photos are fantastic! x Teje

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt Marelize and the photography....awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Tamie said...

That was a finish definitely worth a lot of pictures. It's beautiful and the quilting is amazing. I especially love the arch window design in the border.

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Gorgeous! I loved this quilt when you posted the top and it is even more beautiful now that it is quilted! The quilting looks amazing!

This finish definitely deserves lots of pictures!

Lorna McMahon said...

You are a master, Marelize! It is a work of art! The quilting is incredible - I especially admire what you did in the border. Love that scrappy binding!

Beth said...

Your quilt is fantastic. I love the quilting you did on it! Loved all of the photos!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Oh Marelize..this is absolutely stupendous! I really am not sure which words to use. You SHOULD be proud. Thank you for those wonderful photos.

madfabriholic said...

congrats on a great finish! Your quilting is stunning...

canuckquilter said...

Your quilt is stunning. The quilting is fabulous and really complements the piecing. Wow!

Jacqui S. said...

A truly wonderful quilt, you have such beautiful weather to display it and having begun quilting two years ago, you have certainly gained a lot of experience. It is an amazing work. Well done!

Tubaville said...

This is absolutely stunning. WOW.

katyquilts said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the quilting! Just beautiful.

Leanne Parsons said...

That is gorgeous! Your fmq looks amazing.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Oh my...skipped over here from Lorna's Let's be Social Bee...this is a spectacular quilt! The pattern is interesting and different. But the quilting is amazing!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

This is such an amazing finish! I am always in awe of your free motion quilting. I just love this!

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

It looks absolutely fantastic, the quilting is amazing, I love the cathedral arches in the border. What a fantastic finish! Congratulations on getting the pattern up on Craftsy, you've obviously put a lot of work into both the quilt and the pattern!

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the design and fabrics. Did you use batiks? Is this a pattern you can make with scraps?

Andrea Turner said...

This quilt came out beautifully!

Susan Arnold said...

Beautiful quilt, and quilting! Love your feet in the last pic!

Marly said...

Beautiful quilt that lives up to it's name. It evokes the feeling of summer.

Little Island Quilting said...

Amazing quilt - made more amazing by the fact I see you quilted it on a domestic sewing machine. Wow.

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Absolutely stunning! And your photos of it are amazing, too : )

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Great photo shoots of Summer Solstice! There are so many great ones I was trying to determine my favorite one. It shows best on your brick wall. I also like the one in the tall grass with scenery in front and back. The close up too that shows all the magnificent quilting that has the tall grass and the deep blue sky is super wonderful too!

Sfredette said...

This is really, really stunning! Especially knowing you did it on your home machine!!

Dee said...

Well. Done! Beautiful!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Great photos Marelize! I loved every one:) You did such an amazing job on this quilt girl! You should be so proud. Hope your pattern is doing well, it is such a beautiful design.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Stunning photography and quilt. REALLY beautiful. And I'm completely blown away by your quilting.

Lindsey said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Marelize! Your quilting is spectacular--I am rather envious of your quilting skills! This is definitely a Ta-Da! You did a lovely job all around! :)

Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
-Lindsey
Fabric Frenzy Friday

lindaroo said...

Simply amazing! The colors, the pattern, the quilting! I loved every picture showing off different aspects of the quilt. Wow!

Marie Lismore said...

I love this quilt Marelize! You did an absolutely amazing job! I love the quilting too - fabulous!! Marie x

Cheryl said...

I love the pattern and your quilting is amazing!

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Great job!

Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork said...

This quilt is stunning! I could look at the quilting all day. Amazing work!

Jayne said...

I love this quilt! Its gorgeous and the quilting is amazing. I love, love, love every picture too! Just beautiful!

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Your pictures are amazing and the quilting is absolutely beautiful!
Merrilee
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Pat Merkle said...

Great quilt and FABULOUS quilting.

Michele P. said...

great design, great colors and your quilting is fabulous. Nice job!

Liv Aagots Quilteblogg said...

This quilt is really nice! Your quilting is excellent!!

mylovelypatchworklife said...

I love that quilt! You did such a wonderful job and the quilting is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

MeasuredandSlow said...

I love the colors in this one, and the border quilting is beautiful!

Rachel said...

Very pretty! Love the design and the colors and the artistic shots.

Cindy said...

Wow! I love this quilt. Your quilting is absolutely stunning. Great photos. Thank you for sharing this.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I know I don't have to tell you again that I think your quilting is absolutely stunning and this quilt is no different. Your photos are so gorgeous as well. Thanks for the eye-candy!

I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Marelize... This came out beautifully - I love everything about it. The pattern, colors and quilting are perfect! Congratulations also on publishing the pattern on Craftsy!!
Karen

Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios said...

This quilt is gorgeous for so many reasons it's impossible to list! Lovely, photography as well.

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Just now getting here to enjoy pictures of this fabulous quilt! It is sooo beautiful and your quilting is over-the-moon awesome. So glad you took so many lovely pictures so we can admire every detail!

Christine S said...

This is beautiful, what a great pattern!

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