Sunday, 11 October 2020

Glitter in Green

My Glitter quilt is finished! And it won a prize in our guild's exhibition. 





Yes, I won Best Hand Pieced and I was thrilled. Glitter is designed by Jen Kingwell from Australia.  I started my Glitter quilt in a hand piecing class with Jen Kingwell at the Christchurch Symposium in October 2017.  I did promise Jen that it would be finished by October 2019, and the top was finished by then, but I didn't start hand quilting it until January 2020.

Now it's finished, and it will look just right on our bed. I chose the greens and grey colours to match the gorgeous wallpaper in our bedroom. 



Here's photo taken outside in natural daylight. 



I used the acrylic templates from Amitie Textiles to hand piece my quilt.  If you haven't tried hand piecing yet, you might like to watch my videos on the Hand Piecing tab at the top of my blog.  I love the relaxing nature of hand piecing, and the accuracy that can be achieved with it.



I used Aurifil 50wt shade 2605 for all the hand piecing because it blends well with everything.

Turning the seams is easy with hand piecing.

The back view

I chose wool batting and quilted my Glitter quilt with Aurifil 12wt and 28wt shade 2615. I use 12wt for the visible stitches, and 28wt in the ditch.



So my Glitter quilt is finished! And I love it.   I'm so pleased it finally got to hang in an exhibition.  






16 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, well deserving of this award!

greeneggs said...

What an absolute beauty. Another well-deserved win!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yay Wendy! Congratulations on your win. It's an absolutely beautiful quilt and looks fantastic on your bed.

Cheryll said...

Congrats once again...
This quilt will be beautiful in your home too...xox

Linda said...

Not surprised you won an award with your beautiful quilt. The piecing looks perfect. I agree, the quilt is a great match for your wallpaper. Tell me, is your bedroom furniture made from remu?

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous and such a lot of intricate work. The back of your quilt is perfect too... Congratulations on your award - it's well deserved.

Gretchen Weaver said...

How exciting, best hand pieced!! You've done well with the exhibits this week. Happy stitching!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OH MY!! Beautiful and such beautiful hand work! You have to be so proud of your work Wendi! Congrats!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OK so it is Sunday morning! Wendy - sorry about the misspelling of your name - Such a beautiful quilt!

Marie said...

Congratulations Wendy! It's not hard to see why you were a prize-winner - your quilt is fantastic. That wallpaper's not bad either :). Well done.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Another beautiful quilt with a well-deserved ribbon. Your work is always so precise and I enjoy reading the details about how you put it together. The colors are gorgeous and the quilting really makes the quilt sparkle.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your award for such a beautiful, well deserved quilt! It looks so lovely on your bed and is perfect with the wall paper! I love those greens and gray!

Julie Fukuda said...

I can relate to this as I do all my piecing and quilting by hand.Your selection of fabrics is wonderful and the award is well deserved. Congratulations! I'm sure your bed will be happy to show it off.

Angie said...

Congratulations. Beautiful quilt. So amazing!! 🌻🍂🦋

Kris said...

Congratulations so pretty!

Graciela said...

Congratulations Wendy!!!!♥♥