Saturday, June 02, 2012

Client's Child Quilt

I finished this quilt about a week ago.  It's a large twin for the 6 yr old daughter of a client.  She made it from a (or several?) Moda jelly roll.  My appologies, I am just not up on the Moda prints to tell you what it is.  It's busy and lively, and has no shortage of cherries!  All she told me was "Make it pretty".  Hopefully I have accomplished that without going completely overboard.
This is the kind of quilt that is hard to quilt more than an hour or two at a time, since the background has so much of the same thing.  The pebbles are rather on the large side, some larger than a quarter, and I interspersed some spirals (reminiscent to me of lollipops) in amongst the spirals.  Though there seems like a lot of white background, it is rather narrow, maybe 2", to do anything more with.
 The tulip-ish piecings were quilted out to look kind of like whimsical flowers.
 The back is pretty.  It's a mostly solid green and shows the texture nicely.
She's coming to get this quilt on Monday.  It's sad to see such a good client for the last time.  Her husband is Coast Guard, and they are moving to Alaska in a few weeks.

I have been a very distracted quilter lately.  I've been up to too much designing, for me and others.  Been up to starting too many projects.  I think this is happening because my kids are out of school in a week and a half, and I am scurrying to get a good start on anything I might hope to accomplish this summer.  It may be a summer of predominantly hand applique work that I do in the evenings.  I have the kids lined up for a few weeks of day camp so I can keep the business moving along, and I do still quilt early in the morning before they awaken.  So despite my distractedness and lack of meaty blogposts, I do have some things to share...soon...when I have the time.

8 comments:

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilting is stunning! she's really lucky having you quilt her quilt! I love the curved cross-hatch and pebble idea. I think you did accomplished what she expected from you. Great job!

Karen Walker said...

Your quilting and quilting designs made this quilt extra pretty! I always love looking at your blog posts and your quilting. Have fun with your children this summer...mine are leaving the nest and i miss those days when the house was full....but it was hard to get anything done! :)

margrethe.jaastad@live.no said...

Hei
Nydelig arbeid alt!Heldige er de som får det kunstverket,skulle ønske det var meg:-)Du har en nydelig blog med tepper finere enn det andre!Ha en fin sommer:-)
Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe Jåstad, Hardanger

Becky M said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with that!

harrispen said...

I love the way you quilted this. Thanks for sharing as your quilt designs always inspire me.

Cindy

Alison said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Rhonda said...

OMG, the quilting is outstanding. Great job.." did I mention that I love this quilt, cause I do!!!!

Eileen said...

Margaret,

I am just finding my way to your blog. You quilting is absolutely beautiful. I hope someday I might be able to try something like that!