Thursday, February 08, 2007

East Cobb Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt

I have been quilting my guild's raffle quilt for over a month now. I am flattered to be asked to quilt it but it has been a much bigger job than I had thought. I looked at the quilt and estimated that it would take me about 2 weeks to do it. Instead it has taken between 5-6 weeks. Of course, this is not an 8 hour day but I found that I could only work on it a couple of hours and then had to rest. I would work on it 2-3 times a day, most days.

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. It is about 89 x 106. It is made completely from batiks and the center applique is an adaption of the Gazebo which is in the Marietta Square, which is in downtown Marietta, the city that most of East Cobb part of. We live in Cobb County, Georgia - on the East side obviously.

This was a real challenge to quilt. I met with the raffle quilt committee and we jointly decided on a plan for quilting. I worked with the plan for the most part and only did a few things differently.


This photo is of the center of the quilt. I stitched in the ditch of all the trees and the gazebo itself. I then added clouds in the sky and outlined all the bricks. My favorite thing in the quilt is the pathway that I quilted like cobblestones.
Surrounding the center are four beautiful floral bouquets. I stitched around each element of the applique and added some dimension to the the large flowers. After the binding is done, there will be some dimensional flowers added.



Here is a close-up of the border. I thought it looked like tile/cobblestones and did a freehand flower in each of them.

The guild is going to have this quilt professionally photographed and I will post another photo when I get it.

5 comments:

  1. Melinda, you did a wonderful job with the quilting - how brave of you to take that on!! Let me know when the raffle tickets go on sale because I'll definitely want to buy some. How are things going with the guild these days? I understand there were some unexpected resignations.

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  2. What an absolutely stunning quilt! I would like to buy some raffle tickets too.

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  3. You did an outstanding job on the quilting. I especially like the free hnad flowers in the borders. Your quilting is amazing. Definately want to buy some raffle tickets.
    Carol

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  4. Beautiful quilting!

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  5. Wonderful job on the quilting. You deserve a medal!!

    Where can we find the Wacky patterns by your sister? Any where online?

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