Monday, March 31, 2014

Asian Inspired Quilt

Just finished quilting this beauty for someone...
Center panel,  applique and gorgeous borders, meticulously put together by my client.

 I quilted the centre panel to give it texture.

I decided on a clamshell/sashiko grass style quilting for the background. I used a gold coloured thread  by Superior Magnifico.  I marked the clamshell using a stencil and pounce chalk.
I lightly quilted the appliqué.

 Rope style quilting on the inner and outer borders.

I'm always in awe of the type of quilts that come in to my studio.  It makes me a little sad however, because my list of quilts to make keeps growing!!!  Ha!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Something different to quilt - Hawaiian style

I got this fabulous project last month.   It was made up of Hawaiian style appliqué cushion covers (taken apart and sewn back together again)

My quilter was not fussy about the style of quilting.   We decided on a basic meander, and I went over everything, including the appliqué because the fabric was worn in some places and the appliqué was fragile in other places.
 I first received the quilt top in its 'flimsy' state, I was a little unsure about the project.                   
And then,  as I started quilting away, and the loft of the batting started showing the dimension of the quilting.

I fell in love                                                               

And didn't want to give it back. 
 It is such a happy happy quilt.   The colours just sing together!   
And I'm so glad I got to work on it!