Here is the back side of Teddie’s quilt. Why only the back side? I do not want to spoil the surprise for her. 🙂 Anyhow, I love the back side of this quilt. Looks like a whole cloth design, doesn’t it?
Postscript from Carla- notice an small empty space on photo 2? See, it happens to us all. You go over the quilt carefully, and you still miss a small motif! Will only take me a minute to quilt, but thought you would like my confession! 🙂
WOW!! I am left breathless! Sooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Mary Helen, for your lovely comment! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful…and to think this is the back, cannot wait to see the front of this quilt.
Hi Lenore, I appreciate that you like the quilting on Teddie’s quilt. The front is stunning, and Teddie has done a wonderful job on her quilt. hugs to you!!
Wow, I can see the advantage of a solid backing when you have amazing quilting like this to show off! I will keep practicing…
Hi Marilyn, I like to pick the back fabric just so I can quilt a 2 sided quilt. Fun! Thanks for your comment!
Wow! I can’t imagine the front being any more beautiful. Always had a special place in my heart for wholecloth quilts.
Sheryl, the front is very cool! The owner is a new quilter and she did a wonderful job on the quilt! I appreciate your lovely compliment!
Stunning. I suppose you can call this a reversible quilt!
Hi Wendy, yes, I like to make both sides of the quilt interesting. Teddie was kind enough to let me pick the backing so I could do this. :-). Thank you for your note!
Awesome! I love being able to see the quilting – you can’t always see it as well from the front! She’s going to love it!
That is beyond words, Carla!!! I am so in love with single color/whole cloth “look” quilts with creative thread use!!! I know this is the back (how can the front ‘top’ this????) but it is a work of art on its own!!! Inspiring always and thank you for sharing!!!!! Hugs…………………
I hope Teddie will pop in and comment. :-). Guess I should email her. Thanks for writing!
oops, answered under the wrong comment… so much for typing on my iPhone! You write the loveliest comments, thank you for doing so. Will have to go see what quilts goodness you are up to as well! Hugs, Carla
Wow, Carla! It’s an amazing quilt, accomplished by an amazing quilter and artist! Kudos on a job well-done!!
Thanks, Lin! btw, I will write you privately when I get back home. hugs, Carla
Is this freehand or computer driven? It’s beautiful!
Hi Alicia, the answer is both- the quilt is freehand, plus some of the designs were drawn by me, then digitized, then quilted out, then freehand and ruler work added. 2 motifs were from my library , will look up for proper credit. Center is 99% freehand, too. Programs used to create the designs were Photoshop, then imported into Art&Stitch to digitize.
Let me know if you have any questions? :-).
The back is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the front. You do beautiful work!
Here I am!!! I am absolutely totally over-whelmingly speechless! All I can say is, “OMG”!!! I hope everyone is as impressed with the front as they are the back. Personally, I think I’ll call the front, the back and it will be an afterthought!!! lol Thanks a billion, Carla!
Hi Teddie, but wait until you see the front! :-). So glad you allowed me to quilt what I saw when I first laid eyes on your quilt. 🙂
I am so glad the heavens “connected” us together. I consider it an enormous blessing!
Oh WOW Carla – you do such beautiful work! What is the thread you are using…in the bobbin I guess as its the back
Hi Joan, I used only 3 colors on this quilt. The purple is an older spool I had from ARC- a company bought by Madiera Thread, the red is ARC, too, and the yellow thread is Superior Rainbow variegated. I used the same thread top and bottom. Thanks for your dear words, Joan!
This is absolutely beautiful – and it’s the back! I can’t wait to see the front: Carla it must be absolutely SPECTACULAR to beat this. Congratulations
Thank you, Lesley, for your lovely comment! 🙂
Carla, I could look at your quilting all day; my eye traced the path of every feather and swirl in your design. This is spectacular. Lucky Teddie!
Hi Karen, You know how I love freehand feathers! Thank you for writing! Hugs, Carla
Very lucky indeed!!! :o)
Wowiw wow wow!!!! A great start to my day – seeing such beautiful art!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hi Mary Kay, was thinking of you the other day and wondering what you were up to? Thanks for writing, I know how busy you are with your career. Happy Quilting, Carla
What a talent you have – just gorgeous!! I wonder how many hours you have into this? I know you have practiced a LOT! Well, it has paid off!! Great, great job!!
When I used to quilt full time, I kept track of my hours to figure out a price per hour I was making. I tell students in my classes that custom like this is not an efflcient use of their time. Instead, quilt e2e or pantos, or very light custom. However, I do like to do a few quilts a year where I can quilt a more detailed quilting plan- like on Teddie’s quilt.
Lately, I have been challenging myself to use more of my own designs, so I will design motifs and borders, plus spines for feathers, then digitize them. This takes time, again, not something I would do if quilting full time.
Thank you for writing! Great question- even if I didn’t follow my own advice I give to younger quilters! LOL
This is outstanding quilting! I don’t think the front could even compete with the back.
Hello, I appreciate you took the time to write! Thank you for your comment.
All I can say is Omg amazing
She’ll love love love it
Yes, I certainly do love it already! Glad you do too!!!