A client of mine, Erin asked me to quilt a couple of Carolyn Friedlander style quilts that she had made. They are so beautiful. Truthfully, I had to think about these for a little bit and what I noticed, is that much of the style is more 'organic' and 'freeform' lines and design. Not so much ruler straight and square patterns.
This quilt was pieced together in sections of low volume fabrics. Erin chose colourful, fussy cut fabrics (things that her daughter loves) for her centrepiece circles. She arranged them in beautiful colour value order.
I quilted around the circles using organic (meaning not perfect) cross hatching and grid quilting.
At one point I actually re loaded the quilt slightly off square so that I wasn't forced to make such straight lines. My machine glides super smoothly and straight on its rails, so I needed to do this to help me get more wobbly. I hope that makes sense!?
It seems absurd that it was difficult to do slightly 'off' quilting but it was!!
Thanks to our unlandscaped yard (all dirt at the moment) I couldn't get a proper full photo.
This one is a Carolyn Friedlander Collection Block of the month quilt. I can't stop saying how much I adore this pattern. It is so cool. And it's hand appliqué. Sigh.
I used a variety of denser quilting - lots of geometric straight lines in the lighter backgrounds, to let the piecing pop.
Some of the larger pieces I quilted lightly with a few straight lines in various directions
I have found something new I want to try - appliqué.
Yes, you are telling me, yet another thing to try.