Here are some photos of quilts that I have completed recently.
I hope that you enjoy them.
Lesley made this quilt. Maple leaves were quilted all over the quilt top.
I used a light blue polyester thread for the top and the backing.
There is a crimson flange on the edge of the yellow border. These have to be basted
down because the hopping foot catches them so watch out for the flanges. It is
painful to have to pick out the stitches and restitch them once again.
The backing fabric shows off the maple leaves beautifully.
Tilly made this African Safari Quilt. She wanted wavy lines quilted all over
the top. These wavy lines were to mimic the grasses on the quilt top.
I used a gold polyester thread to match the color of the fabric on the quilt top.
She liked the quilting but remarked how the quilting changes the look of the quilt.
I think that the quilting brings the quilt to life, the same as the outlining stitch
does for a cross stitch picture.
The backing fabric of the African Quilt.
Evelyn’s quilt was very bright and cheery. She wanted a floral design that
mimicked the flowers found of the fabrics on the quilt top.
Quilts like this one amaze me in that there is so much piecing involved. I don’t get
to piece much anymore but I do appreciate all the time that goes into making a
quilt like this.
The border area also received the same floral design but in a different pattern.
I love this design. I used to dislike quilting the border areas but now I don’t mind
A backing like this one really hides all the stitching. Please remember to think
about what look you want on the back of your quilt, before you buy the fabric
for the backing.
Nathalie made this quilt for her daughter. If you look closely, you can see a
watercolor bird in the top third of this quilt.
Nathalie wanted some movement in the quilting so we went with spikes.
It does add alot of texture to the quilt, which I love.
A solid backing always shows off the quilting beautifully and it looks
totally different from the front. Good idea to use if you want to turn over the
quilt for a completely different look.
Have a good week, stay safe and stay cool.