A little backstory here. If I remember correctly, Carol contacted me after finding me online. That was in 2011. She entrusted me to quilt a DWR that she ended up giving away! Oh my. This is a quilt that Carol's grandmother and great-grandmother made, she thinks. Not completely sure of the history here, and of course they are both passed away, so she can't ask them. Parts of the quilt were hand pieced, others done by machine.
As you can see, there were some "issues" That's quilter terminology for not the greatest piecing. Based on the prints, I'm going to guess that this was made from fabrics from the 1930's. I had to laugh though because although all of my '30s prints are reproduction, I have several of the same designs as in this quilt.
I did my best to wave my magical quilting wand, but there was still an awful lot of extra fabric that just couldn't be worked in. We used wool batting, mostly for the extra loft to try to fill in some of the fullness. I think the back looks pretty good! The front, well, I've done better.
Quilted with continues curves in the arcs and jewels, and a feather motif in the center squares and the ovals.My primary hope is that Carol and her late relatives are pleased with how it turned out.
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Bill contacted me via email about this silk throw. His customer had had it made, but it was silk on the top and backing. Lovely, but slippery as all get out. They wanted it re-quilted so that she could keep it as a throw to cuddle under when it's chilly, and then pass it down to the next generation.
Bill trustingly shipped the whole thing to me, and I took it apart. Quilted it with wool batting and a 108" lavender cotton backing fabric. Quilted with Glide "Mocha" thread, following the design of the paisley in the fabric. I'd never quilted silk before, so initially, scared to death, but it quilted up beautifully.
He also sent me a piece of what appears to be silk or at least a blend for the binding. It's heavier than what I'm used to working with, but turned out to be quilt lovely. I love how the thickness of the fabric makes it more reminiscent of cording that you'd find on upholstered furniture.
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Yep, another string quilt for the police. This one is for dad, although I wasn't a quilter when he was alive.
This is a really fun quilt that Masha must have designed. I freely admit that when I was getting ready to put in on the machine to quilt, I had to stop and pause to remember what was the top and what was the backing.
Quilted with the Log Cabin panto, perfect on this quilt.