Saturday, March 24, 2012

Give Thanks Quilt

I have recently quilted the beautiful Give Thanks Quilt for my customer Sue.  The Give Thanks Quilt is a Block of the Month Quilt pattern by Rosalie Quinlan Designs.

Sue has done a wonderful job of the piecing and applique and I love her fabric choices.

I loved the freedom this quilt gave me to fill it with whimsical quilting.  My favourite block is the large heart block which I have quilted with heart shaped feathers and swirls.

I have cross-hatched the blocks with embroidery, the house has quilted roof tiles and curtains in the windows, there are more feathers, continuous curves ...

The wings of the birds have been quilted with feathers.

With thanks Sue, I had a great time quilting this beautiful quilt.  I am sure this will become a treasured quilt.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Applique Medallion Quilt

My customer Carolyn makes the most beautiful quilts and they usually have at least some wonderfully executed needle turn applique in them.  This time, Carolyn has made a medallion quilt with a stunning floral applique central block.

Carolyn's quilt has been quilted with a piano key border, lots of continuous curves and loops in the blocks and feathers in the morone triangles and sashing.

I do particularly love the central applique block.  This has been quilted with feathers around the perimeter and filled with pebbles.  I love the effect of pebbles for background quilting, even though it is rather time consuming.

Thanks for visiting - I hope you have enjoyed Carolyn's quilt.