Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Community Quilted

It's back!  In true community spirit, the Community Quilt has returned from its summer holiday at Trudi's!  Trudi put her incredible quilting design skills to work and made the Community Quilt just gorgeous.  She took what I had in mind of a nearly impossible quilting suggestion and translated it into actual quilting.  I could not be happier.



This quilt is about 96 inches square, so she's a brute.  Here you see about 2/3 of her hanging from the clothes line.  I couldn't make the line go any higher to show you the full quilt!  Eeek!   Thank goodness Trudi could quilt something this size - I tried and failed miserably!


Can you see the quilting in each white space?  Trudi has quilted in four trinity symbols, but seeing them now in person they look a whole lot like cathedral windows blocks some times.  It really depends on how the quilt catches my eye. 


I started piecing this quilt back in June 2011. It amazes me how much my quilting life/style/tastes have changed.  This is quite traditional and subdued compared to many things I like to make now.  That being said, this is one of my two favorite quilts of all time.  I am simply thrilled with how Trudi has quilted it.  Thank you, Miss Trudi.  I can not wait to get a binding on and finish off this 18 month labor of love.

30 comments:

Lynne said...

Stunning! gorgeous!

Diane-crewe said...

beautiful work all round xx

Sheila said...

It looks beautiful.

Patchwork and Play said...

The quilting is incredible! Sometimes the traditional patterns and quilts become our favourites!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Cindy that is incredible!! I love the traditional look but I think there's something modern about it too! Fabulous quilting by Trudi! :)

diane said...

It's stunning. Isn't it strange how our tastes can change so fast?

Linda Coleman said...

Cindy, it is a work of art. Can't wait to see it when you get the binding on.

Susan Standen said...

Love it and the very idea of it - having people donate fabric to it. Also love the way it looks pixelated from a distance.

Trudi said...

Awe you are too kind! Love the way it looks, like Susan pixelated from a distance ... I now have 2 of these on the go!

Dianne Neale said...

Fantastic. I've so looked forward to seeing what Trudi did with this.

Sew Quine said...

oh it's fantastic and you know I think it looks a bit like pixels so trad and modern at the same time.

Anne said...

It looks amazing! :o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous work from you both - it's gorgeous!

Tracee said...

Wow, wow, wow...it looks amazing, well done to both of you.

lindsey said...

This is so beautiful!

memmens said...

She is one clever lady, it looks wonderful! So how long till the finish?

Leanne said...

This one will never go out of style! Irish Chain patterns will always be one of my favourites. I think you should get that binding on right away as winter is coming and this will be warm to sleep under.

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, it looks fab, so glad it's nearly all done for you!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! Trudi's a quilting genius! Beautiful! Jxo

Quilting In The Cold said...

WOW!!! It is gorgeous.

Di said...

I saw your beautiful quilt at Trudi's and it is stunning. Di x

Strawberry Patch said...

Stunning! Stunning! Love it!

Annabella said...

Beautiful in every way!

Nicky said...

So lovely that lots of people had a hand in making this quilt!

Trudi did some beautiful work now make sure you finish this off!

Katy said...

That looks spectacular. But you've got me wondering now - if that's one of your two all-time favourites, what's the other one?

Flying Blind... said...

It looks amazing!

Kelli said...

Absolutely perfect! Love it!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Love this one so much! One of my all time favorite quilts.

Deanna said...

That is a great quilt--the crisp look, the clever borders, and, yes, the quilting. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

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