Twilight Trails in THE QUILTER (May 2010)

Some of you remember those seemingly countless leaves I had to make for the quilt I made with these fabrics from Northcott‘s Twilight Garden Collection. The quilt has a grand total of 224 leaves. So, I really did end up making 224 + a few to account for mistakes. The quilt “Twilight Trails” is featured in the latest issue of The Quilter. I am super pleased with how it was photographed for the magazine:

Now that it is officially published, I can show you the quilt in its entirety. I am a blue person, but I don’t oftentimes include blues in my quilts. This is probably the most masculine quilt I have made thus far. Quilt kits to exactly replicate this quilt are available from Heartbeat Quilts.

This is going to be a well-used quilt, especially when it looks so good with my Spode Blue Italian pieces:

The quilting was done using YLI Silk 100:

Again, I used the Tuscany Silk Batt by Hobbs. It is heavenly to quilt on this batt! The feathers were not marked prior to quilting on my home machine. They were totally free-handed. I did draw a straight line for the string of pearls so that I knew where to quilt the circles. The fern motif you see in the diamonds is printed in the tear-out section of the magazine:

I just had to throw this one in for the BEAUTIFUL and BLUE details on the handle of this covered vegetable bowl:

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Monday, everyone!

30 thoughts on “Twilight Trails in THE QUILTER (May 2010)

  1. What a treat to be able to see your beautiful quilt. It is stunning and your Spode is outstanding with it. Please post a pic with your table all set! Thank you for sharing and congratulations for being published in the magazine. Have you been published before?
    Colleen

    • Do they study this subect all of the time? I’m positive this blog will touch all who see it. I’m really impressed, I must say. Keep producing great content like this one! I think about these tips often when I’m at work and they really help me with my goals.

  2. Its so a beautiful quilt – I just love brown and blue together – the blue its giving life to the brown – they are perfect together.
    And your quilted feathers is always just lovely.

  3. I am blown away by your beautiful quilt…I don’t do that, so I am always intriqued by someone’s ability to make such a beautiful piece of art.

    The blue Spode is also lovely.

    Barbara

  4. I recently stumbled upon your blog. I have enjoyed it very much. The quilt is absolutely beautiful–an I am on a “blue” person. Thanks for sharing.

  5. So, so very pretty; I love the colours of the fabulous quilt and also that delightful and very beautiful blue and white transferware that you so artistically photographed with the quilt!.., Simply stunning!

    ~ What fabulous quilting artistry and superb attention to detail; good for you and thanks so much for sharing this with us!

    This is my first time participating with Sally’s wonderful, ‘Blue Monday’ meme and I’m loving the experience!

    You are most warmly invited to also visit ‘my little corner of the blogging world’ to see the artwork that I have posted for this week’s blue Monday’!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  7. Another WOWsome quilt in such a Wowsome color combo. You always come through with these lovely things. Happy Easter to all,

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