Sunday, May 25, 2014

1930's Vintage Le Moyne Star Quilt

I have found myself collecting vintage quilt tops with the intention of quilting them.  I must have about eight quilt tops and to date had only quilted one of them.  As a result, I decided that I really needed to get one quilted to justify adding further quilt tops to my collection.

I quilted the following gorgeous 1930's Le Moyne Star quilt which I purchased in Houston in 2011 for  a mere $82USD.  The quilt measures about 68 inches square.  Here is a section of the quilt before quilting:-


I designed the quilting on my recently purchased Wacom Cintiq Tablet.  I love that you can preview quilting designs onto images of the quilt.  This was my quilting design - the final quilting only varies slightly from the original design.


I was thrilled with the final result - I love the secondary design which has been created by the quilting lines.


Some better close-ups of the quilting:-



And a single block:-


That is one quilt top down ... at least 7 to go.

12 comments:

  1. Oh Karen! You have brought this quilt alive with your simply stunning quilting! I don't suppose we could see the back too?! ;-))

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  2. this is so pretty now with that quilting design, love it
    Tilly

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  3. My total admiration to your talent! This is stunning! You keep inspire me with your work.

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  4. This is just wonderful the pictures really show the beautiful work and the lovely design.

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  5. The quilt maker would have been so happy to know her quilt would one day be so amazingly quilted!! It's absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Karen!!

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  7. Mmm, love vintage quilts! You have made it sing.

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  8. Wow you really transformed this quilt with the quilting! Did you do this on your home machine?? (If you did you are my new personal hero!) Absolutely stunning!

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  9. That's stunningly beautiful!!! Wow! Whoever pieced that is just full of glee, now, I'm sure! So so pretty-- well done!

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