Jacobean Shine

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo All That Glitters - Jacobean Opals Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? That it is finally done! This has been unfinished for about 2 years. I just love the color & shine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're going to use black thread to quilt on black fabric, get the brightest light you can on the sewing - about went blind even using a Bendable Bright Light. Silly me, I decided to echo quilt from the embroidered flowers to the edge of the block - probably should have thought more about that idea!

What you will need

  • Cotton & batik fabrics
  • Isacord embroidery thread
  • mylar film

Q&A with Darns

PennyMeller asked:
This is absolutely stunning. No wonder it took you 2 years to complete. Looks very difficult. Wow!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Penny, it actually took me 2 years to get it quilted! I had the quilt top together & couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt.
linynp asked:
It's stunning!
Darns answered:
Thanks so much!
sistertammie asked:
I have done two quilts with black thread on black material, I know what you are saying above when you are giving advise to someone on this project. This quilt is spectacular, one day I will try to work with this mylar film. but for now it is the easy stuff so I can get all the quilts I need done by Christmas. It is coming up soon you know....
Darns answered:
Thanks, Sister Tammie, the mylar is not too bad to work with since it was basically applique & then stitched over by the embroidery program.
NanaJeanFL asked:
I hardly know what to say.... gorgeous, stunning, elegant, beautiful...wonderful work!
Darns answered:
Thanks a lot, Newbie Jean - I love Jacobean embroidery designs so I had to do this one when I saw it.
AlyxRansom asked:
Wow. Gorgeous. Worth the work, I think! Whew.
Darns answered:
Thanks, AlyxRansom, it actually wasn't too bad - I took more time picking the embroidery thread colors than anything.