Spring Bouquet Quilt Finished

Yesterday was a great day.  It was the day I finished the Edyta Sitar Spring Bouquet Quilt.  This quilt was pieced and appliquéd by a local guild member who commissioned me to quilt it.  I had no idea what I was getting myself into…for real.  This quilt was A LOT of work and my biggest job to date. I’m super proud of the final result and I can’t wait to give it back to her.

This will be a show quilt so the quilting is a way more intense than normal.  I really wanted to give her something special.  I micro-quilted all the background fabric which really helps the appliqué pieces to pop.

The quilt measures 73″ x 73″ and the appliqué pieces are machine stitched.  I used 100% cotton batting (Warm and Natural) and So Fine #50 by Superior Threads.  I think there’s at least a full cone of thread in the quilt.  Yikes!  That’s a lot of thread.  All quilting is freehand done with Roscoe {my Gammil}.  He’s a non-regulated machine so the micro-quilting was a fun challenge.

The quilting took almost 6 days which includes about 6 hours of picking out stitches because I wasn’t happy with the tiny checkerboard border.

I have tons of pictures to show so you can see all the details of the quilting.

My fave flowers…
A close up of each of the 9 blocks


The orange circle appliques in this picture measure no larger than 1.25.”  The smallest one is about 1/2.”  Super tiny pieces.

The squares in the checkerboard border measure in at 3/4.”

Sorry for bombarding you all with so many pictures.  I’m just super excited to have it finished I wanted to share all the details.  This one was definitely worth all the work.  Too bad I can’t keep it….

18 thoughts on “Spring Bouquet Quilt Finished”

  1. I am in total awe of this person’s applique skills!! Not to mention your quilting skills! This is absolutely stunning and should be a show stopper for sure!

  2. Awesome job on the quilting! The quilter did a fabulous job on the applique too! That leads to a fantastic quilt!!! Hope it does well for both of you at the shows!!! I don’t know how you quilt without a stitch regulator – amazing!

  3. What a beautiful quilt and your quilting really makes it!! How did you decide what to quilt and where, did you draw a mockup first Vicki?

  4. Amazing, how I would love to be able to do something like this. Applique is my first love BUT I never could do all the background quilting. I hope this goes into a BIG show and you win an outstanding award!!. Your love really shows in your hand work…

  5. Do you remember what was used as the backing for this quilt? I am close to finishing the top and want to make a good choice! I’ll be quilting it myself on my sit-down longarm.

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