Wedding bells

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This quilt is a major milestone in my free-motion quilting journey. The quilting is inspired by this Angela Walters video where she quilts a bear quilt for Tula Pink. She does a variety of  dense designs for the background, some medium-scale wavy lines for the bears and some large feathers going in and out behind the bear blocks.

small_IMG_0791I quilted simple wavy lines in the colored diamonds, some tight border designs in the area between the diamonds and a few large feathers to the right and the bottom in the wide negative space.

I already blogged about the quilt top here where I called it stalactites. I’m renaming it to wedding bells. It reminds me of beautiful, festive Indian weddings with colorful and fragrant flower garlands decorating the hall, and men and women milling around in colorful Indian attire.

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This is my second entry to The Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy’s Creative side. My first entry is Magic Triangles.

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Linking Blogger’s quilt festival and all the usual linky parties.
Main Crush Monday
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the river
Midweek Makers
Let’s Bee Social

Needle and Thread Thursday
Can I get a whoop whoop
TGIFF hosted this week by What a Hoot
Finished or not Friday
Friday Fotofun @ PoweredByQuilting

13 thoughts on “Wedding bells

  1. Hi Vasudha! This is a really beautiful finish. I love the quilting techniques you chose to highlight each area. The colors are both soft and subdued and then flowing in to the rich and vibrant. So very lovely. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. You are absolutely correct, Vasudha. It does remind me of the flowery garlands hanging around the havan kund – to create a little enclosure for the wedding ceremony. I love how you have played with subtly differing backgrounds. I think it is your love letter to Blueberry Park collection 🙂 It is a beautiful quilt and your lovely quilting only makes it gorgeous.

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  3. WOW! Vasudha, this is marvelous! I love all the texture you added to the quilt and the way the feathers go in and out from top to bottom is beautiful beyond measure! My hat is off to you and your quilting!!!!

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  4. The quilting is so good, and those feathers look fantastic! I like the way they weave in and out, it adds so much movement. The colors are lovely. I really like your quilt and I’m so happy you shared it on Main Crush Monday!

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