Geraldine is Done.

Anticipating a busy day of Kings and Castles on the Bayeux, I worked late into the night last night and finished Geraldine.

She is appliquéd on a rather coarse linen and I found this medium a little difficult to work with, but it gives wonderful crisp results.

I decided to lay a couple of strips of fabric down on the quilt top and then it was quilted in the vertical strip quilting straight over the top… this tends to embed the fabric into the quilt top.

I auditioned a number of borders, however, I think the simplicity of a tall vertical, quite sparse quilt looks best.



That 1/2″ strip is wavy by design and I used a triple stitch in turquoise to enhance it. The strip down the side is three DMC 6 ply threads couched with a zig zag onto the quilt. Oh, and I added just a little turquoise under the purple spot fabric. It adds a surprise shadow.


I really enjoyed making this quilt. despite being a mixture of fabrics she has depth and she is now up on my ‘completed’ display shelf…

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Lee Ann says:

    She’s Beautiful!

  2. Jennifer Worrell says:

    Love, love, love it!!! Fantastic job, Pam, if Geraldine ever needs a new home she’d have pride of place in mine! 😊

  3. Katheryn Russi says:

    Geraldine is quite marvelous. Her personality is distinct and apparent. I would love to have a conversation with her!

  4. lori platt says:

    I am completely in love with this quilt! I am unable to put into words… simply sighing and smiling…oh it is lovely!!

  5. She’s absolutely beautiful! I love the way you have made her eyes so life like. You are so lucky to be so talented. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Really, thats the way she looks, she is just a baby. However, Giraffe and Camels eyes are gorgeous and I wanted to capture them.

  6. Laura Tawney says:

    Wow, absolutely love her! It just makes you so happy to see her:-)

  7. Pippa says:

    This work is just stunning Pam. I am going to get onto your blog. Do you have exhibitions in Sydney?

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Pippa, thanks, Unfortunately no, I’m too busy traveling.

  8. jbacon2013 says:

    she is wonderful Pam, I particularly like the background and borders they set her off to perfection.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      If I had added anything else or even a traditional border it would have detracted from the image.

  9. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful. She is so pretty. I love her eyes.

  10. Nicqui Willis says:

    She is just simply fabulous Pam!

  11. sue says:

    Oh my, she is beyond wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

  12. Lorrie Muse says:

    Love her. Do you have any more details on her construction process posted anywhere else? Thanks, Lorrie

  13. June Nessler says:

    Love,love your fabulous geraldine giraffe! When will you teach in the US

  14. Payge says:

    I saw Geraldine for the very first time today. I fell in love with her and her story. So beautiful!

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