Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The White On White Bailee Quilt, Final Reveal!

Today's post needs to be a quickie because I have a full day ahead of me, but I just had to share pictures of how that white-on-white "pieced whole cloth quilt" turned out.  My client picked it up yesterday and she'll be surprising her mother with it when she flies out to see her tomorrow.

The "Pieced Whole Cloth" Quilt, Bound and Ready for Gifting

My client is thrilled with how this project turned out and I can't wait to hear about her mom's reaction to the quilt.  This is supposed to be the white on white quilt that she always wanted but couldn't have because of her messy kids and dogs.  I think we nailed it, don't you?

56 x 68 Finished Quilt with Bailee Quilting Design

It's so hard to get pictures that do justice to the quilting when it's white thread on a white background.  

The shadowy pictures seem to show the texture the best, but the brighter white photos are truer to what the fabric really looks like.

56 x 68 White On White Quilt with Bailee Design

My client opted for me to trim and bind this one as well.  The stitch quality on the Bernina Q24 is amazing; the stitches on the back of this quilt look identical to the stitches on the front.

Quilted and Bound

I love, love, LOVE Quilter's Dream Bamboo batting for ensuring a soft and drapable finished quilt with a heavily stitched design like this one.  It's actually a blend of bamboo, silk, cotton and Tencel fibers and it makes this quilt feel so supple and luxurious.  It's lighter weight than cotton, just as breathable, and it's a less dense batting than cotton so it stays soft even with a heavily quilted, elaborate design like this one.

Bailee E2E with Quilter's Dream Bamboo Batting

One more peek:

Bailee E2E Pieced Whole Cloth Quilt

Final thoughts:  I've been calling this one a "pieced whole cloth quilt" because at first glance, it appears to be a whole cloth quilt.  Those block seams kind of disappear between the different white and off white fabric squares my client pieced together to create the quilt top.  Of course it would have been faster and easier to make this quilt as an actual seamless, whole cloth quilt using extra wide fabric for the top and bottom, but now that it's finished, it's really interesting to me how the areas of the creamier whites in this quilt give it kind of an aged heirloom effect.  I like it!

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite quilts, and I'll definitely be using this design again at some point.  Although it looks super traditional stitched in white on white, I'd love to stitch it out on a purple silk fabric with a chartreuse thread color for a totally different look.  Wouldn't that be cool?

PSST!!  I'd Love to Quilt for YOU!

By the way, if you or any of your quilty friends has a quilt top or two that needs quilting, I'd be delighted to quilt for you!  My turnaround for edge-to-edge quilting (on quilts that are a maximum of 71" on the shortest side) is currently running about 2 weeks, and you can click here to find out how to book your quilt with me.  I'm also accepting larger quilts up to 120", but won't be able to quilt those until my backordered Q-Matic gets here for my 13' frame.

Alright, I need to end this post and get in the shower so I'm not still in my pajamas when my next new client shows up with her quilt top in an hour!  I'm linking up today's post with the following linky parties:


Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication

Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation  

Free Motion Mavericks with Muv and Andree


Whoop Whoop Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More

Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Off the Wall Friday at Nina Marie Sayre

 TGIFF Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, rotates, schedule found here: TGIF Friday


Darlene S said...

Oh my gosh, I love white on white quilts. You certainly nailed it. I'm in love, love, love with this quilt. So elegant, yet looks so comfy and cozy. Great job.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

This is stunning! Love the quilting on it and as always your choices for batting, thread, and quilting pattern are right on. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Podunk Pretties said...

That is one gorgeous quilt!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow, wow, WOW!

Sharon Kwilter said...

Amazing! What that freehand quilting? Did you do it with a stitch computer? Either way, I'm impressed. I'm just curious. said...

The various shades of fabrics in the quilt sure added to the over all look of elegance and your quilting made it absolutely a stunner! WOW!

Sewingzoe said...

Rebecca, this is the most beautiful white on white quilt I ever saw. You are getting better and better. I love your blog. Carmen

Gretchen Weaver said...

This quilt is beautiful! The mother is going to be so pleased and happy with this quilt! I can't wait to see the wholecloth quilt you make next with colors, happy stitching!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Oh soooo pretty! I love Orient batting, nothing else like it on the market.

Kathleen said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I like the mix of creams and whites, too, and think maybe it would help to make it feel a little less "pristine" than a whole cloth quilt and use it. Is there one for you in the works?

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is absolutely fabulous!! Wonderful quilting! Applause, applause!!

Vicki in MN said...


Sandy said...

The quilt is absolutely glorious, Rebecca Grace! The pieced whites/off-whites add so much interest, but your quilting makes this an heirloom for future generations.

piecefulwendy said...

I can see why it's your favorite, it is amazing!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rebecca! Great job!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I am glad you showed it all done - what a beauty!!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I'm speechless. Your workmanship is impeccable. This gift will be cherished through the generations.

dq said...

Um ya! YOu completely performed your magic and talents on this wonderful white fabric! I am completely mesmerized!!!! I have always loved your work!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Rebecca, what an amazing quilt! You did a superb job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your quilt on Free Motion Mavericks. The post will be published shortly. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you soon. Congrats! Take care.