Before I get into this blog post, I want to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas!”
Have a great relaxing Christmas and don’t eat too much turkey or chocolate.
This is Connie’s beautiful quilt; it is very modern and lots of empty wide open spaces
for quilting and texture. Connie designed it by herself and did a great job.
Angela Walters is a favorite quilter of Connie’s so that gave me some ideas and areas to
look into. I love it when my customers tell me what they like and don’t like; this helps
me to know how to make sure they like the finished product.
I used a monofilament thread to do all the stitching around the blocks; I used a
light white So Fine thread for the back of the quilt.
In the honeycomb area, I simply stitched the shape in straight lines, on
both sides. The texture is amazing. The 9 Patch area was just stitched around. I did
stitch in a straight line in the grey area framing the 9 Patch though.
In this picture, I followed the print in the aqua blue print and straight lines
This is the center of the quilt so I added more detail to draw the eye somewhat.
I did a elongated loop in the grey area inside the block. In order to make the design
a continuous line, I angled the design in the corners but in retrospect, I would not
have done that now. I really don’t like the look of it.
In the grey open area, I made some loops to add some interest to the area and
to break up the space.
The two houses were stitched in the same thread color as the fabric and I merely
followed the lines in the print. Why fight with it? Connie must have liked the fabric
so it is easy to quilt in that area.
The back of the quilt shows off the quilting but because it is a print, it is a little harder
to see but it is there.
More fantastic texture. The quilt does look better in person than in pictures.
This is the block in the middle of the quilt.
More lovely texture and straight line quilting.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed this beautiful Christmas
quilt. Connie picked up her quilt yesterday and loved it. That makes
me happy and gives me an early Christmas gift.
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