Showing posts with label magnifico thread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label magnifico thread. Show all posts

Friday, February 12, 2016

Farmer's Wife Quilt - modern custom quilting

Geraldine contacted me to work on this incredible Farmer's Wife quilt.   She had seen some of my work on Instagram and wanted to work with me.  I was so flattered and totally up for this one!  

The colours in this quilt are stunning and would be a welcome addition to my Great Room.  ha!
This quilt was meticulously pieced.  There are 111 unique blocks in this quilt.   
 Here are sampling of some of the blocks:
 I wanted to quilt them in a way that would showcase the piecing of the blocks - some areas quilted more heavily than others - allowing designs to pop.
 The black sashing was quilted with ribbon candy design, allowing the centre red squares to pop.

I know....a ton of eye candy right?  

I have to admit that about 3/4 of the way through the blocks my new mantra was 'Just Keep Swimming'  - Dory's song..  ha! 

The setting triangles are a simple triangle echo with figure 8 fill.    The outer border I wanted to keep simple and quilted a beadboard design to keep the focus on the blocks.    
 The backing showcased a lot of the quilting as well.... 

The details:
Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt
Pieced by Geraldine H.
Size  81" x 100" 
Batting:   Hobbs Heirloom 100% wool
Thread -  Superior Magnifico on top to match the piecing.   Wonderfil Decobob bobbin thread. 
Hand guided quilting on my APQS machine.

Thank you Geraldine for a spectacular piecing job, and giving me the opportunity to work on this quilt!  

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!