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"Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938

 

Made using batiks and raw edge applique.

I made this for my oldest daughter. She has had horses since she was in Jr-high. This was a christmas gift. Now my grand-daughter and other daughter want one.

 


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Helen Bell wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 1:57 PM

WOW!! amazing...I love picture quilts and I have made a few horse ones as my daughter is a lover of horses...she has been riding since she was 6 and now is 19

Kris wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 2:53 PM

Beautiful.

Kathy Patterson wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 4:42 PM

That is a beautiful quilt.  You did a great job.  It should be entered in a show.  Thanks for sharing.

ceecee wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 7:00 PM

WOW. . .this is absolutely gorgeous!  My co worker loves horses (they have 4 of them) I will have to show this to her tomorrow. . she will love it as well . . .thanks for sharing !

ceecee

Pam Schue wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 9:35 PM

How beautiful!  I don't think I would have ever come up with the idea of using blue for horses but it fits so well.  Great Job!

chocake2 wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 9:56 PM

VERY  nicely done. That pattern is from Big FOrk Bay Quilt Company, right???

Sissy wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 8:24 AM

Wow!!

Barbara wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 10:25 AM

Yes the pattern is from Big Fork Bay Comp.  I am in the middle of doing another.  Have changed the colors and am anxious about how it will turn out.

Barbara

Marge Campbell wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 1:24 PM

All I can say is WOW! just beautiful!

Joyce Brenden wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 3:58 PM

Barbara--

Such a striking quilt.  Thank you for sharing it.

aheskett wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 4:01 PM

Simply amazing.  Great Job.

Linny t wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 8:03 PM

Beautiful work!  

Stephanie wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 30 July 2009, 8:58 PM

Barbara, This is not just a quilt. It is a work of art! You should definitely enter this in a contest. It is stunning and your choice of fabric and color is outstanding. Even my husband gave it a wow, and he generally doesn't share a great interest. I am dying to know one thing, was the shading in the cream fabric already there and fussy cut or  did you "blush" it in? Part of what makes this so stunning to me is the shadowing in that fabric and the way it plays off of the other fabrics and shadows the face. I'm just in awe of this one, and can't wait to see the next.

Thea wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 31 July 2009, 5:57 PM

Wow!  Is this a pattern or did you do this from scratch and make up your own pattern.  I have seen some patterns lately for horses and have one niece who is a horse fanatic.  I thought I would send her Mom the pattern and see if we couldn't get her quilting more.  It is her Grandmother that got me into this fantastic hobby.

Whether a pattern or from scratch - you did a fantastic job.  I love your choice of fabrics - just wonderful.

God bless,

Althea

Spudgrandma wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 31 July 2009, 6:27 PM

See what you started?  Very pretty and a lot of work!

shaleba27 wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 31 July 2009, 6:36 PM

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!  It looks so difficult to make.  How do you do raw-edged applique?  

tigger222000 wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 1 August 2009, 8:30 AM

It's so beautiful. I bought this pattern last week. I can't wait to get started on it. I still have to get fabric and yes it will be  batiks. I was also thinking about using the ink dyes and shaving cream if I can't find a color that I like.

Kali

Barbara wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 1 August 2009, 11:40 AM

Stephanie,  The fabric was from the kit.  I cut the pieces where I thought they looked best.  I am working on another that I have picked the fabrics for and am hoping that it turns out as well.

I have never entered any real quilt shows.  The only thing I ever entered anywhere was the Quilt Guild thing.

Tigger,  Check your pattern, mine had an error in the numbering of the pieces and used the same number in two different places. I got it figured out!

Barbara

Barbara wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 1 August 2009, 11:46 AM

Shaleba27,

Raw edged applique is put down and stitched without turning under the edges of the pieces.  You can free motion quilt or edge stitch.  I tore out several places before I was happy with what I was doing.

I am amazed at all the comments on this quilt, and thank everyone for their kind comments.

Barbara

TracyaR wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Sunday, 2 August 2009, 5:28 PM

Barbara you shouldn't be amazed at all the comments ... it is simply BEAUTIFUL and you deserve all the praise and back slapping that you are  receiving.  If you get bored you could always make one for me .... I always wanted a "horse"!!!

gini wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 12:20 PM

barbara, can i be in line behind your daughter and granddaughter?   you'll be real experienced by then and it will go quickly.  what a beautiful quilt.  gini

gacdjm@yahoo.com wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 7:44 PM

WOW...not sure there is a word good enough to describe. I LOVE IT

Alice wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 4:09 PM

Wow!  Your version is gorgeous!  The background fabric warms it up and adds a little interest with the small design in it.  You must have used the same blue shadow fabric that I did in mine, although my horse is light gray.  It is still on the design wall waiting to be quilted.

I, too, discovered that a few of those 100 plus pieces had duplicates in different colors.  If one is careful and chooses the right one to put down first, a shadow effect is achieved by using both, one on top of the other.  I do think the nose and mouth need better color definition though.  The shadow all runs together with the mouth outline making it all look very dark.  (Yes, I know that most horses have black mouths and nostrils.)  

Lakeside Quilter

Jutta wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 8 August 2009, 10:33 PM

Wow, that is a wonderful piece of art.

Jutta, CA

shades@dtnspeed.net wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 20 August 2009, 9:07 PM

How did you finish the raw edges with all the turns and different shapes?  

Granma Sylvia wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 22 August 2009, 2:32 PM

This is absolutely one beautiful work of art. Keep up the great art quilts!

Robin wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 22 August 2009, 5:14 PM

WHAT A GREAT QUILT IT LOOKS LIKE ART

CJ Hines wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 7:18 PM

What a spectacular quilt! It looks like it belongs in an art gallery--it really is incredible and you should be so proud of yourself for creating such a masterpiece. I am in awe of the work you did on this. I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Judy Iliff wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 5 September 2009, 11:59 PM

I have a friend who would love this! It is beautiful!

Angel wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 17 September 2009, 5:22 PM

I have several of Toni Whitney's patterns. I have the wolf and the bear. Both of which I had purchased from Keepsake Quilting as Kits. The horse Is Gorgeous. You did an AWESOME job.

Angel wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 24 September 2009, 12:30 PM

you have inspired me to finish a pattern I have...did you use a particular fusible?

Jaci Emerson wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 2 October 2009, 12:57 PM

WOW!!!  This quilt is fabulous!  I can't wait to see the next one!

elly pelima wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Saturday, 17 October 2009, 5:32 AM

what a beautiful art

Deanna wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 9:41 PM

This quilt is so beautiful.

Eileen wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Monday, 26 October 2009, 9:39 PM

This is beautiful. The movement of the mane really captures the wind - I'm waiting for the horse to move :-)

Sarah wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 12 February 2010, 2:18 AM

This is an absolute beauty - what a work of art!

Sherril wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Friday, 16 April 2010, 2:58 PM

Such great detailing with the batik fabrics to make a beautiful "portrait". You did an excellent job and should be very proud of this great piece!!!  Happy Quilting!!!

Emma.Bell1110 wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Thursday, 29 April 2010, 1:45 PM

Amazing!  

shades@dtnspeed.net wrote re: "Spring Storm" from bbjdl1938
on Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 12:42 PM

I too have purchased the Spring Storm to make for my daughter in the near future.  What type of stablizer did you use and how did you finish off your raw edges?  Your work is beautiful.

Linda

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