The leaves have certainly hit their peak, here in Central Ontario.
I am surprised that there are still alot of leaves left on the trees and
I do not see alot of the vibrant red color this year. The main color
seems to be the orangey yellow color. What about in your area?
What is the dominant color this year? It makes me wonder what
factors contribute to the colors of the trees each year?
Well, I had better get on with this quilting blog.
This lovely quilt was stitched with an overall design called “Maple Syrup.”
A white Omni polyester thread was used for the front and the back.
Look at how vibrant the colors are in this quilt. Feathers were stitched all
over the quilt top. A cream Omni polyester thread was used as well.
Barb”s Celtic Quilt is really beautiful.
Barb wanted to keep the quilting fairly simple so as to not distract from all
of her lovely work.
So I added alot of straight lines in the sashing area and a cable in the outer
border. Because the theme of this quilt was “Celtic,” I thought that the
quilting should follow that theme as well. That means that feathers would
not compliment this quilt, in my mind. However, with that being said, if you
like or want feathers on your quilt, go ahead. It all depends on your own
Pebbles were quilted in the main colored areas of the blocks and swirls
were quilted in the white background areas. Background fills always
stump me. In the end, I usually come up with something.
Now, doesn’t that sound reassuring to you out there. One thing
that I have noticed in the 14 years that I have been longarm quilting, is that
each custom quilt takes time to assess and create its own unique design.
I really never considered design to be a part of quilting before I began
doing this, but it is. It’s fun and challenging some days. Other days, it
becomes easier, much like any other practice. One gets better at it with
lots of practice.
Have a good week and stay safe.