This is going to be a short post. Not many pictures to show you but the
quilts each have their own story to tell.
Dara made this for a friend. I really like the pattern and the stripe
through the center of the quilt.
I used a white polyester thread for the top.
An overall design was stitched onto the top.
The green backing fabric is very pretty .
I used a light green polyester thread for the backing.
Linda made this huge quilt. It is interesting because the white section is
made up of white eyelet fabric. This is the first quilt I have seen that uses
eyelet fabric in it.
I knew that the holes in the eyelet would probably lead to some bearding in the
future so I recommended placing white fabric under the quilt top and over the
batting. Problem solved.
In the previous picture, I stitched in circular feathers in the light blue section.
Linda likes feathers so it was an easy choice. Whenever I am deciding upon design
choices, I used the same designs but repeat them in different sections of the quilt.
For instance, I used feathers, squiggly lines, and straight lines on this quilt.
A circular feather design in the light blue areas but a feathers in a straight line
in the border of the quilt. Same idea-feathers but stitched in a different way.
In the eyelet section, I followed the design of the eyelet. It does lead to an interesting pattern.
The outer borders got feathers too. Remember, you have got to keep changing up the
combinations of how you use designs. The result is a more interesting quilt-visually.
In the star in the middle of the quilt, more feathers and squiggly lines.
The center of the quilt. I used different thread colors too. Light blue, dark
blue, and white. All of them were polyester threads as well.
Ah,the back of the quilt. It tells its own story as well and is a nice change from the
front of the quilt. Linda didn’t mind having white thread on the back of her quilt.
This is what the eyelet pattern looks like on the back of the quilt.
Feathers create such texture and such a classy feeling. No wonder
they are such a traditional design that is timeless.
The whole back of the quilt. I love the texture of it when it was all done.
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