Friday, June 8, 2012

A Princess finish and some GREAT NEWS!

IT IS FINISHED!!!!!! Can I get a BIG WOO HOO??????  This Pineapple Princess will be on her way to Sunny California today!!!!



 The back of the quilt. Laurie requested two layers of batting so I sent her Pellon's Nature's Touch.   She and I agreed it is amazing!!!!



The quilt from piecing to the quilting and binding is 100% Aurifil 50wt .  I was out of Aurifil for a short amount of time and let me tell you, I actually missed my Aurifil, it feels better and sews better than any other thread I have used. The results really speak for themselves :o)

The Longarm Quilting magic of Laurie Tigner is still blowing my mind!



The front!!!!! The stars were made using the tutorial from Faith at Fresh Lemons for her incredible Solstice Stars Series and I can recommend it highly! The fabric is Amy Butler from many different lines and they all look perfectly perfect together.




And now for my other GREAT NEWS!!!!!

I love Pellon, I love the history of the company ( it is a family business), I love the people that work for the company and the CEO is a cutie pie (sssshhhhh, we will keep that between us)!!!!! There is even a folk tale about the CEO having everyone at the company take a sewing class ( including himself) and he made a buffalo mini quilt that has it's own spot on the wall with a spotlight. I have to question the last part of that story since we all know how folk tales are :o)

Before I went to market, I had spoken to them about an idea for a tutorial and when I was at market I had some time to meet with them and can I just say, I fell in love!!!!!!

They decided to add me as a Pellon Artist ( these people are crazy).  I have really been hard at work trying to come up with ideas that are fun, a little different, functional and beautiful. I hope you will visit their other Pellon Artists like Sara Lawson ( I know you are all fainting from shock) since she is not only fabulous but I lurve her, another sweet and fab friend Rachael Gander from imagine gnats, and the incredibly talented Kaye Wood ( bowing down to her talents). The projects on the site are broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels so there is something for everyone!!!! Think of it as your summer sewing guide...until fall and then we will change it to your fall sewing guide ;o)

Now, hopefully I can find something to do WITH the kids ALL summer and find time to sew too...

26 comments:

Gramma Quilter said...

Your quilting is amazing!!! I too love the look of that batting. I will have to look into them.

Lesley said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! And congratulations on your accomplishment with Pellon! Will look forward to seeing your wonderful projects continue!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Kim, I can only say WOW! You left me speechless with this picture! The quilting looks F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.!! I love the colors of your stars, it's a beautiful quilt for someone extremely LUCKY!! Thank you so much for sharing!

gccmom said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous....a work of art on the front and back Thanks for sharing..

Debbie said...

your quilt is beyond awesome! And congrats on the pellon connection - good for you!!

Katie said...

Wow! The quilting is just stunning! I read about the exciting news on Facebook yesterday, congratulations! I am so excited for you!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!!! That quilt is just stunning and the quilting is beautiful on it.

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

WAit, you are not keeping the PP for yourself?? :-(

I love this quilt...Laurie did a phenomenal job!! Thsi is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen bar none!!

MB in MI said...

Beeeeeautifullll quilt/quilting!! And those Pellon people are pretty smart to pick you... :-)

Almaelou said...

That is awesome! I would be afraid to use it. I need to find a LAQ!

Heather D. said...

BEAUTIFUL quilt! And you're right, that quilting job is mind blowing.

Anna Maria Quagliero said...

Your work is wonderful !!!! :)

Sara said...

You are a hoot to follow on your blog girl!! Congrats on the beautiful quilt and the chance to work with Pellon:)

Carolyn S. said...

Wow, what a great quilt! And the quilting is truly excellent.

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo all round! Loving the quilt and HUGE congrats :o)

Cliodana said...

wow you must be very proud of yourself this is a master piece! your quilting is amazing

Heidi Staples said...

Gorgeous quilt! Congrats on the news!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations Kim. And the quilt is amazing!!!

peacedgoods said...

Amazing!!!! I bought this batting a while back (queen size) and was going to use it on my design wall because I couldn't find out much about it. Glad I read this first. I will save it for the quilt for which it was intended.

Andrea Louise said...

You are so very talented!!!! Love your quilt!!!!!

pennydog said...

Wow, that girl sure knows how to quilt! It's really brought your patchwork alive!

Amanda said...

The quilting (and quilt) is beautiful!

materialgirlquilts said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Great piecing and the quilting is stunning.
Amanda

EG said...

This quilting is UNREAL on this. Amazing!

Kelli said...

I cannot get over this quilt! Both the solstice stars and the quilting are so amazing!! I mean, truly, amazing. Absolutely lovely!!!!!

wkruskie said...

Wow! I hope to do amazing things like that someday :)

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