Holly made these 2 quilts for relatives in Holland. Thus, I am now “going international.”
If I may brag a little, I have already had quilts go to Australia and Japan, so I have kind of
been there for a while. Ha! Ha!
Holly did a great job and I am amazed at how many quilts she is able to complete. And
she is a new quilter as well. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
Holly chose a panto-“Happy Times” to fill the space of the plaid area.
It suits it well as the stitching is not easily visible. And the pattern fit in
the area perfectly, as I was worried about stitching along that straight cream
In the cream borders, I stitched a swirl design. It is one of my favorites and
stitches up quickly. All you have to remember is up, then down, as the swirls
move in different directions.
In the blue border, I decided to add feathers. Again, an easy filler but
one that does take a bit of time. I decided to switch up the feathers a bit
by adding an outside loop around each feather.
The pieced blocks were a bit of a challenge. I was thinking about a Dutch
motif but ended outlinging the blocks and pebbles for the background fill.
Again, I love pebbles and they are a great fill.
For the blue strip blocks, I used a curved ruler to create a star
shape. I outlined it so that it would stand out a bit more.
Can you see the curved star?
When I looked at the block, it reminded me of a star so that is the design I went with.
For the centre of the block, I did feathers. It kind of ties the block in with the blue
border design too.
Overall, I think the quilt turned out well.
Hoping that Holly thinks so too.
Have a great week.