Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Eclipse!




Ready for take-off
-- sit back we are heading into space!




Earlier this year we did some traveling. And I wanted a hand project to take along that would not be too cumbersome. 


Having done traditional English Paper Piece (EPP). I thought this would be a fun one to try.



The pattern was very well written and easy to follow, I would highly recommend giving it a try. What I liked about this design is the unusual shapes of the hexagons that created the sphere.










I had this graduated black, gray & white fabric that created a Eclipse look which was my hubby's first words when he saw it.



 As with most quilts, I enjoy the whole process from picking fabrics all the way to the binding however I will admit that sleeves are my least favorite, but there is a magic that happens when you add the quilting. And the magic is my favorite part!


A few tips along the way!



Organization is the key!
Geta directs you through the construction.



Did I mention how important staying organized is!
There are many little pieces and I am sure a few airline stewards, maids and rental car cleaners are wondering what they are!



Do your best to match piecing threads, 
they show up if you do allot of quilting.


For me, I used allot of silk thread!







This wonderful pattern is called "Flower Ball" by Geta at
 "The Romanian Quilt Studio"







Till We Quilt Again,




28 comments:

  1. That is such a cool quilt! I've been looking for an optical illusion quilt for my son, and this might be the one.

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  2. This is brilliant! I have seen this quilt made before but I love love your version : )
    Well done!

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  3. Wow! The background fabric creating the look of an eclipse really makes this quilt stand out! The quilting looks amazing too.

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  4. Hi Helen! I received your first message and I sent you a reply!
    I ADORE your quilt! I think it's the first time when I see a ball that isn't centered on the background. Your background fabric choice was brilliant! The quilting is spectacular and adds so much to the quilt. It's a pleasure to look (well, stare!) at it; I am smiling and can't stop from smiling! Wonderful job, thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. What a Great pattern and so well written (I have done several test patterns). Anyway I know this will not be the last of my Geta obsession quilts. Actually I used several of your techniques in the post before this one "Snow Flakes & Blueberry Martini's---you can scroll down on Home page.. However I will be posting allot more--including your link--after the New Year. Boy I wished you lived closer!

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  5. Wow! this is stunning, not only the colour/fabric choices and piecing, but your quilting is 'out of this world' ... see what I did there :) That quilted hexy flower is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You are a Clever one!! Can you see me smiling?

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  6. Oh wow, that is a beautiful quilt! I really love the machine quilting. It adds so much depth to an already awesome quilt top.

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  7. I love this pattern and the quilting really makes it amazing! Great job.

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  8. Wouh! This looks so clever!! Great pictures too!

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  9. This is amazing. Your quilting is perfect. Thanks for sharing this as I love doing EPP.

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  10. Oh my!!!!! this is stunning, love how you have made it up in your own colours and the background fabric it is floating in is perfect, your quilting of this back ground fabric is stunning, what a cleaver idea circles and straight lines that take you in to the Cosmo spree for sure your hubby was spot on. Thanks for the step by step photo's . Glenda

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  11. Wow is about all I can say. That is a lot of machine quilting too along with the hand work.
    I'm working on a scrappy hexagon quilt top but it gets put to the side a LOT.

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  12. The 3D effect is so strong, amazing. And the color choice and quilting are lovely too.

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  13. Gorgeous! - your background choice and quilting make me to say that this is a real art quilt!
    Geta's patterns are always detailed written. Her 3D designs are impressive!

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  14. You've outdone yourself, girl! Awesome. Will you make me one? (Just kidding. Well, not really....)
    Merry Christmas!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I have the pattern and this tempts me to start in 2016. Did you use shot cottons? Your cottons are just beautiful, as is the quilting.

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  16. Wow, that is gorgeous! I love that background fabric you chose -- such great light! Your quilting is also beautiful. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  17. Wow wee! Your quilt and the fabric choices and the quilting you did... it's astonishing Helen! I thought I recognized a Geta pattern. You more than did it justice!

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  18. It looks amazing and the quilting is awesome! Thanks for linking this beauty to #scraptastictuesday!

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  19. A beautiful quilt. Your quilting is stunning!

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  20. What a neat quilt. There is just so much going on. I could stare at it for hours. Your take on this pattern is sensational.

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  21. Oh WOW this is so vibrant and modern and chic! I love it!

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  22. I"m especially inspired on how your quited the hexagans...

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  23. I"m especially inspired on how your quited the hexagans...

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  24. Wow!!!!! That quilting is amazing. I will pin this so I look at this more oftn as am inpisration!!

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