She's a (New York) Beauty!

/ Sunday, 1 April 2012 /
I finished up this 20" mini for the Doll Quilt Swap round 12 on Flickr. And just under the wire, since mailing deadline for international parcels is tomorrow.  I had the top finished for a couple of weeks, but just managed to figure out how to quilt it this weekend.  Nothing like time pressure to crystallize one's thinking!
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Here are a couple of close views of the quilting. This is easily the most ornate FMQ I've ever done.  It was actually quite fun!
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This little gem finishes at 20" square.  I'm sending it off into the ether, and hoping for the best.  My partner had practically zero presence on the discussion board and in the comment threads, so I really don't know what she'll think of it.  Never mind, I'm hoping for the best.
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17 comments:

{ La MaƱosa } on: 1 April 2012 at 11:42 said...

So beautiful! I am sure she will love it! Your FMQ is amazing--I find it so intimidating. You must have worked hard to get so good!

{ landscapelady } on: 1 April 2012 at 12:10 said...

excellent job!! I love your colors and the quilting as well. I am working with a blue lime greenish color pallette and like the purple you have with yours - I was stumped on what to put with mine and now I'll audition purples:)

{ Shevvy } on: 1 April 2012 at 12:14 said...

Wonderful - she would have to be a total muppet not to be delighted to recieve this.

{ Annabella } on: 1 April 2012 at 13:10 said...

Wow - that`s such a rich looking mini! It almost looks like metal.

{ Manda } on: 1 April 2012 at 14:16 said...

Beautiful! :)

{ In Awe of Applique } on: 1 April 2012 at 17:17 said...

You did an amazing job! I would think anyone would be honored to receive it, I'm sure she will love it! btw~ where did you find the flying geese template for the 4th round on this pattern...I can't seem to find it anywhere!

{ Rene' } on: 1 April 2012 at 17:30 said...

Wow!!! Just wow!!!!!!

{ felicity } on: 1 April 2012 at 18:39 said...

She's a beauty indeed. Quilting NYBs always stumps me for some reason. I love what you've done here. Quiet partners really sap one's creative mojo, I find. But the upshot is that you can pretty much suit yourself when making something!

{ elle } on: 1 April 2012 at 20:08 said...

Excellent job, Lesly

{ Ariane } on: 1 April 2012 at 21:19 said...

It's beautiful. The quilting just makes it pop. Love it!!

{ Dresden Quilter } on: 1 April 2012 at 21:33 said...

It is gorgeous. I love the quilting.

{ Sarah Craig } on: 1 April 2012 at 22:32 said...

That is so beautiful - you've got a lucky partner, and if she doesn't realize it, boo on her!! Love the quilting, too!!

{ Little Island Quilting } on: 2 April 2012 at 04:37 said...

Gorgeous...I'm sure your silent partner will love it!

{ Leanne } on: 2 April 2012 at 20:06 said...

I am fairly certain this will not come to me but I totally love it. I really love your colour choices and the quilting is a wonderful finish to such a beautiful piece.

{ Glenda } on: 3 April 2012 at 00:39 said...

Colour is such a dizzying, exhilarating thrill isn't it. Those greens? Those purples! Carry me out!!!

{ Leah } on: 3 April 2012 at 22:15 said...

Gorgeous!

{ Peggy } on: 18 April 2012 at 19:14 said...

OMG!!! I am in love!! Is this paper pieced?

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