I went off the grid on the quilting of this quilt. Pat and I had discussed how to quilt this, but knowing that she trusts me, I changed the idea. There was supposed to be quilting in the pieced triangles, but when I got to quilting the quilt, I decided that they didn't need anything, and adding quilting would be distracting. I also found the "plaid" design in the blue border in a magazine and knew that it was the right thing for Pat's quilt.
Today, I received the sweetest note from Pat thanking me for helping with her quilt top. She referred to as a "so so quilt top", but I think I had a great design to work with. I just got to enhance it. Check back here in the not too distant future, I've got another one of Pat's to do next and I'll be going "off grid" again.
The color is a much better representation in the closeup to the actual color, but I love the design that you see in the photo of the entire quilt. A lovely watercolor design using 3 fabrics to create an Irish Chain. Well done, Marni. Quilted with the hydrangea panto and thread called "Mauna Loa."
|Michael and his amazing paper piecing is at it again. All I can say is "Wow."|
|This is one that Sharyle made for her niece. Lucky girl. This quilt is huge! King sized is a lot bigger than I realized.|
Start with a lovely center block to focus on, and then frame it with borders and more borders.
Stars, spools, triangles and 1/2 square triangles, plus a plan border in between. All quilted with a panto call "Where Eagles Dare." Perfect for this quilt.