Night Garden - Pieced Quilt Top Seams

Night Garden {Completed Quilt Top}

As I was working to finish piecing the Night Garden quilt top this month, I started to think more and more about how it would be quilted. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s see how the quilt came together.

Night Garden - Pieced Center

Night Garden – Pieced Center

I was so thrilled when the quilt center was pieced together. I just love the shapes that are created, and seeing the pieced units and blocks come together to create a more complex whole is a thrilling process.

Night Garden - Pieced Quilt Top Seams

Night Garden – Pieced Quilt Top Seams

I am so thankful that I can reconfigure my sewing studio to get as much floor space as possible. This 90 1/4″ wide by 100 1/4″ long quilt top fit with margin on my floor! Once the quilt was fully pieced, I took the time to trim the long threads from the back of the quilt; hence the need to have the quilt upside down.

Night Garden - Pieced Quilt Top

Night Garden – Pieced Quilt Top

Back to my musings about quilting this large quilt. This is intended as a bed quilt for my sister- and brother-in-law, and with as much use as it’s going to get, I would prefer that the quilt be more densely quilted than I felt like I was going to be able to do on my domestic machine in my studio. So, after talking it over with them, I reached out to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting, and I prepared and shipped off the quilt top and backing (a Kona Cotton wideback in Navy) for Melissa to quilt for us. I’m really excited about the motif; it’s called Dissent.

Dissent - Quilting and Photo credit: Melissa @sewshabbyquilting

Dissent – Quilting and Photo credit: Melissa @sewshabbyquilting

My sister- and brother-in-law are both lawyers, and we all think this is a perfect motif to compliment the piecing and add just the right touch of personalization for them.

So, now that the quilt is pieced and on it’s way for Melissa to work her magic, I’m getting ready to start piecing the first bonus quilt. I have no shortage of things to work on, that’s for sure!

13 thoughts on “Night Garden {Completed Quilt Top}

  1. Julie says:

    It’s lovely! I wondered how you were going to quilt it in your set up.

  2. Cindy Pieters says:

    Looks wonderful and I like the quilting design you choose. But how did you get this pieced so fast, it seems to me you only just started making it.

  3. That is such a great design, love the curved shapes and the negative space shapes created. Cannot wait to see it quilted, Melissa is an artist!

  4. This design is so pretty. It’s going to look stunning on their bed! I love the quilting design you choose, definitely a good one for lawyers. That’s a lot of floor work, trimming those threads!

  5. oh that is a beauty!!! And how great to have all that space!!! I feel like that was the size of your whole house in hawaii haha!!!

  6. aquilterstable says:

    Well the quilt top turned out just lovely. Seriously, the shapes and colors are a delight to the eyes. And I agree, longarming is a great choice for this quilt and the pattern you all decided on!! Just perfect. Can’t wait to see it come back to you….

  7. What a lovely quilt. That quilting pattern will be fabulous on it. Can’t wait to see this finished beauty!

  8. Sheila E. Wagner says:

    That quilt is a “WOW” factor. Did you design it yourself? Congratulations! I love the quilting design too.

  9. Liz W. says:

    This quilt top is so beautiful! Wow! I’d love to make a throw-sized version of this some day. I look forward to seeing how it will look quilted!

  10. It’s gorgeous, and what a perfect quilting motif for your sister and BIL.

  11. Kaja says:

    This is just plain fantastic, Yvonne. I love it!

  12. Kate says:

    Wow! Night Garden is really spectacular. It will be even more so after it’s quilted.

  13. Julie Vogel says:

    Wow!! That is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your plans for it, Yvonne. I have been hesitant to have anyone else quilt for me, but you have proven there is a time and place for everything—-quilting wise anyway!!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)