This is the quilt that Christine brought to me. I think that it has been
a local Mystery Quilt Class. What made Christine’s extra special was the
fact that she picked all of her own colors. I think she did a great job!
There is a ton of piecing on this quilt. Because I don’t get to do much
piecing any more, I appreciate even more all the time and effort that
goes into making a quilt like this.
Christine made my job somewhat easier because she knew exactly what
she wanted on her quilt: lots of pebbles, straight lines and texture. All of
my favorite things too.
Instead of feathers, Christine wanted a maple leaf to commemorate Canada’s 150th
Birthday. In the above picture, you can see the maple leaf in the corner of
the cream section. In the sashing area, I stitched in straight lines.
The block also had a combination of straight lines, pebbles , and swirls. You
can’t go wrong with that combination.
The outer border
The outside border was very complex looking; what a great pieced border. I SID around all the
little squares and added pebbling in those small areas. The outside border had pebbles and
leaving those small squares blank didn’t look right to me.
More pebbles in the colored square. At first, the colored thread didn’t appeal to me
but as I kept working on the quilt, it grew on me and I fell in love with it. I used
a monofilament clear thread for all the ditch work. It saves alot of time for me.
I don’t have to change thread colors constantly.
One of the 9 blocks
As you can see, the fabrics are gorgeous. There is also a Maple Leaf in the center square
of each block. The Maple Leaves were integrated all over the quilt.
More Maple Leaves, pebbles and straight lines. I also used a cream polyester thread
for the cream areas and the backing.
Some of the offset blocks consisted of this design.
The finished quilt.
I love the before and after shots of quilts. All the stitching really brings a quilt to life.
You must not forget the backing. It also has its own story to tell. And how can
you resist all that yummy texture?
This is my favorite shot of the quilt. You can see all the texture and designs showing
The border area
And here is the border area. Again, more texture. Christine loved her quilt and at the
end of the day, that is all that matters.
I can’t remember who made this quilt but soon it will be that Christmas Season
The pattern is a loopy Star design by Linda Taylor. I used a light brown
polyester thread for the top and a light cream for the backing.
Again, the backing tells its own story.
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