January 14, 2014

Debra: Winter Madonnas Crazy Quilt



Winter Madonnas
Machine Pieced, Embroidered and Quilted
Various Embellishments
Images Inkjet Transferred
Cottons and Lames
42 x 42 inches
Started in 2006 Finished in 2014









16 comments:

cq4fun said...

Simply beautiful, Debra. I so love the big snowflake in that last picture! That's the perfect name for this quilt, too. I'm so happy to see it finished. Are you going to hang it in your house each winter?

Moira said...

Beautiful!

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, probably as part of the Christmas season.

Most of the embellishments are Dollar Store Christmas ornaments & garland. The snowflake you like is from a pair of earrings.

I'm happy to see this finished too. Figuring out I could machine quilt the outer border was the step that pushed me off the plateau. From there it was easy to finish.

Debra Spincic said...


Thank you Moira!

Suztats said...

A wonderful finish, Debra! Won't it look fabulous on your walls each Christmas! I was going to ask about all the snowflakes........gee, I was thinking at first glance that they were all machine embroidered! (Wouldn't that have been fun?) Then I recognized some of the snowflakes, and looked at the other photos.......

Cyra said...

What a fabulous start to 2014 with the completion of this quilt.
How did you get the idea for the kaleidoscope Madonna's? They are a great addition, and I absolutely love the wavy lines of snowflakes.
The blue and cream cq border really doesn't need any more stitching than that. It pushes the focal points of the Madonna's in the middle.
I like it... I really like it.

Debra Spincic said...

It doesn't show much in the pictures but I stitched those built-in stitch combinations from my domestic machine on a lot of the seams. I had just purchased my Janome and thought that would be a swell idea (it actually sucked sitting there stitching those --so slow). So, when I decided to machine quilt the outer border, I figured it was in keeping with the machine stitched seam decorations.

The kaleidoscopic Madonna "snowflakes" came to me because I had (at that time) just purchased the software. I think this is the only time I used it! In a way, a few of them are a bit creepy!

Debra Spincic said...

This piece came way before any of the embroidery machines showed up at my house. I am always a little nervous adding embroidery into a finished or mostly finished project because if I make a mistake, the project could be potentially ruined.

Thank you, Suz! Snowflakes on the brain lately!

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you Cy!

My plan this year is to finish all the CQ UFOs. So far I've finished 2; not bad!

ladyhawthorne said...

I think this one is my favorite one ever!

Debra Spincic said...

:-)), Thank you!

QuiltingFitzy said...

You.are.amazing. This is just beautiful...I have SO much to learn!!! I've looked at this piece several times today, and each time I do I discover something new. Way to go.

Debra Spincic said...

You'll get there. It takes time! Thank you!

Barbara C said...

Very nice finish. The snowflakes blend the inner and outer sections very smoothly. It's interesting to see so little embroidery in this piece

Barbara C said...

... and yet the snowflakes add that stitch-like element. (Google cut me off in mid-comment).

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks Barbara!