Darlene sent me this beauty to quilt for her.
It took several weeks to complete but it is done now. Yipee! It will be on its way
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy. Darlene hasn’t seen it yet, in person so
I do hope that she likes what I have done.
Before I even put one stitch into a quilt like this, I have to come up with a game plan
of how I am going to quilt it. Usually I spend several days drawing designs and
coming up with something that I like and is doable.
The outside border area; feathers is always a good choice for traditional applique designs.
The backing on this quilt matches the front and it is a solid color. The back shows off
the quilting beautifully and it almost looks like a wholecloth quilt.
Here you can see the center of the quilt with its basket.
More of the florals on the front of the quilt. I chose to use a background fill that incorporated
some of the elements from other areas in the quilt.
In this area, I used feathers as well but stitched them in a different way. This adds interest
to the quilt.
This shot shows you what I look at while I am working on the quilt when it is on my frame.
Sometimes the quilt top reminds me of a blank canvas before the painter begins to paint.
It can be intimidating but you have to push yourself and begin. It does get easier with
The finishes quilt, in all its glory. Well done Darlene! It took her 2 years to complete but
what a beauty.
Have a good week and I am linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.