Monday, May 18, 2015

Frozen

The long overdue reveal is here! Introducing Frozen,


my second Metro Rings medallion, with the first being this one for my nephew's wedding last August. (Details here)



The quilting is very dense on Frozen, because I wanted the background to look like frost.


The fill is almost like drawing a star, without completing the last arm or two. Shh, don't tell the quilt police the lines cross over! 

I took a bit of time mulling over the finish of this quilt, hanging it up after quilting, and trying to figure out just what else it needed. That little extra was Swarovski crystals. Notice them in the centers of the snowflakes in the background fill? Just that little bit. I consulted a couple quilter friends, and they all agreed it didn't need any more. 

The rest of the quilting is pretty straight forward - the rings have pointed/arching feathers, not the traditional round plumes, plus scallops on the outside.

The purple star quilting takes advantage of the points using echoed diamonds, while the squares connecting the rings have a simple, fun fill.





Radiating lines fill up the centers between the rings.

For the corners, the center star quilting is repeated, and the finishing touch, piped binding (tutorial can be found here) ties it all together.

And can't forget the back!





















This quilt hangs in my front entryway, where I got the best pictures to show all the texture. Hope you've enjoyed the eye candy!

And for those of you working on your bar blocks for the Spangled Stars QAL, don't forget to link up on the bar blocks page for this week's prizes!

Happy Quilting!



18 comments:

  1. Wow. Those colors and that quilting! That is a fantastic piece.

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  2. Amazing 'eye candy' for sure, Sue! LOVE your background fill and the overall appearance is stunning. Congrats on your 'icey' finish ;-)

    ~Deb

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  3. I most certainly did enjoy the eye candy, wonderful quilt!

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  4. Gorgeous quilting! I particularly love the snowflakes with the crystals in the background. They're beautiful over the dense quilting.

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  5. "Frozen" really captures the concept of ice crystals, and the quilting gives it wonderful texture.

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  6. Wow, Wow & Wow Susan! An amazing Quilt and spectacular quilting - the background really does look like frost.

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  7. This is beautiful!! Your quilting is gorgeous, and does give the feeling of frost !! Very pretty!!
    Susie

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  8. Beautiful! Great color placement!

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  9. Your quilts are beautiful and the quilting is excellent. Great job.

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  10. Lovely! The colors are great and you did some great work on the quilting. The design you did in the corners is very neat!

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  11. This is stunning, as is the first one. Amazing design and and wonderful quilting :)

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  12. Love the quilt. The quilting is amazing!

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  13. Beautiful piecing, quilting and I love that sparkle of the crystals! Thanks so much for linking with TGIFF! :)

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  14. Beautiful quilt! And you're right--the crystals are the perfect finishing touch.

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  15. This is wonderful and the quilting really adds another fabulous layer to the design.

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