Thursday, January 20, 2011

My first "secret" finish of 2011!

After a year long engagement.....
I am proud to announce the marriage of my couple!

They tied the knot just in time to move permanetly to a new home.
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Happy Birthday MOM!
xxoo
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(Hope she likes it!)

For those of you quilters out there.... I double batted this one just to get this effect.
See how the couple comes to life and looks 3D?
If you want to achieve this effect on your quilt,
use a cotton batting on the bottom (next to the backing fabric) and then put a really thin polyester batting on top, and quilt as desired.
The polyester will create the puffy look, and will also stay puffy after lots of washing.
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I am off for a few days to enjoy some southern sunshine!
Talk to you when I get back,
hope to have lots of pictures to show (especially for you Jo!)

26 comments:

Barb said...

Now that is one amazing job you did....

patticakes said...

How could your Mother not be "over the moon" with a gift like that? Your talent continues to take my breath away,Cory!
Thank you for the inspiration to try harder and become better!

emy said...

It's wonderful!!!!!

Emy

Raewyn said...

Absolutely beautiful.

rubyslipperz said...

Cori, that is just AWESOME!! Your handwork is always so beautiful and intricate, a joy to look at!

What a wonderful present for your mom!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

So Pretty! It turned out great!

Madame Samm said...

OHHH honey..it is just sew beautiful..any MUMM would love this...I tear just thinking of all the love your poured into this piece of art...

Fiesta said...

This is stunning!

Michelle said...

Wow that is sew beautiful!!!

SandyN said...

Just beautiful.....

Sandyn

Joy said...

Cori it's stunning and your quilting is divine!!!
Just beautiful ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Jo in TAS said...

Oh that's beautiful Cori, such a lovely gift and very romatic! HHmm where could you be going? Looking forward to the pics!

darcey said...

This ones looks like an heirloom! Well done!
Darc
xxoo

Wendy said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous...beautiful...stunning ... wow :) Congratulations to the happy couple and how lucky for them to receive such a blessed gift!

Mamacessories said...

WOW - I just found your blog through Sew We Quilt (or as I still call it Stash Manicure!) and I LOVE this quilt and your website - ou are one creative lady!
Maria

Sharon said...

Wow all I can say is beautiful...and thank you for the inspiration that you wrote about in Stash Manicure

Rita said...

you do such beautiful work -- i love your new quilt, generates some really wonderful memories just looking at it! do you ever come to phoenix/mesa, arizona to give applique classes? please consider it -- what fun that would be!

Katy said...

Beautiful! I just found your blog courtesy of Stash Manicure. I love your patterns!

Bec Clarke said...

OMG that is just beautiful.

Wendy B said...

Oh Cory, this is just gorgeous! I'd love to have an ounce of your creativity!!!!
enjoy the sunshine!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) XX

John'aLee said...

Oh that is beautiful! Amazing work dearie!

suz said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Phyllis said...

OMG - this is incredible; very beautiful!

Van e Chris said...

Absolutely wonderful!..
:)

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

This is ever so beautiful. Will you be making a pattern? I would stand in line to buy to create this for my mom and dad's fiftieth! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

ANudge said...

That is so adorable - so sweet! I hope to make the valentine block some day and now I have another.

So creative!! So touching.
Thank you.