Rose Marie’s “Abloom” Quilt

Posted on May 2, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Longarm Quilting

I recently quilted a quilt for my friend, Rose Marie. She made this “Abloom” quilt from a pattern in Amy Ellis’s book “Modern Heritage Quilts“.

Since the quilt is chock full of negative space, Rose Marie asked me if I would quilt it and fill up all that negative space with lots of modern quilting. I said, “I can do that!”

So what follows here is a whole lot of pictures of how I filled up all the negative space on this quilt!

In this section, I extended the circle formed by the piecing into the negative space:

I repeated this in a couple more spots on the quilt to sort of tie everything together.

I used some random fillers:

And some lines that ran through several sections:

I quilted straight lines every so often, just to keep things on the level (haha!):

And just did some other random fun things all over.

It was really fun to do, even though it took a lot of hours.

Here’s a shot of the back side:

Thanks, Rose Marie, for letting me have my way with your quilt!

20 responses to “Rose Marie’s “Abloom” Quilt”

  1. Tomi Mathew says:


  2. Cathy says:

    Your quilting is unbelievable!!!
    Really, Really nice!
    Always enjoy your blog.

  3. Wendy says:

    So much cool quilting! How fun!

  4. What fabulous quilting!

  5. Denniele says:

    Just stunning, Shelly!!!

  6. Karen Edwards says:

    You are a fabulous quilter!

  7. Oh. My. Gosh! No words other than amazing, but that is too small of a word! Wow!

  8. Beth says:

    Whoa! That quilting is fabulous! LOVE, LOVE LOVE it.

  9. I am in awe! Thank you for making it possible to see larger close-ups.

  10. randy says:

    yes hours and hours…. It is so hard to photograph such a soft gray. You did really an amazing job…

  11. Betsyll says:

    You did an awesome job of quilting, thanks for sharing with us. I might add, your friend did a great job on the quilt too!

  12. Linda Knight says:

    That’s really pretty, Shelly. Oh, and Rose Marie you did good, too.

  13. Barb says:

    It is AWESOME!! I’m so glad to have gotten to see it up close and personal. Fantastic job on the quilting!

  14. Rose Marie says:

    This quilt was one that I would call nothing-to-write-to-mother about. And then Shelly quilted it!! And now there is no negative space anywhere on this quilt. I love having a little bit of the marvels that Shelly creates all the time. Thank you – thank you.

  15. Kathy F says:

    Simply gorgeous quilting.I love it.

  16. That’s so beautiful! You are an exquisite quilter!

  17. Darlene says:

    That is really beautiful!!!! Great job, Shelly!

  18. Sandra Famuliner says:

    Just beautiful! What talent! Super job!

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