Despite Mother Nature's efforts to make working difficult (aka, 2 snow days when kids should be gone back to school!!), I am trying to get going through the backlog of quilts. Here are a couple that have a lovely Asian flair, but couldn't be more different.
This first one is a very large 100x111, and thankfully, the client only wanted it E2E. Customs this large just take the wind out of your sails! She chose the Whirlygig pantograph, which I really love, and I was most surprised how fantastic it looked on the quilt. I chose a gold YLI polished poly thread that was a great match for the gold diamonds. It was perfect.
The fabrics are mostly gilded, and are just gorgeous. I especially love the gold butterflies (above...note to self "must have"!!) and the large mum (below). It's enroute back to it's Pennsylvania owner, and I just know she'll love it. What so many quilters don't realize is that not every quilt is really a good candidate for a custom. This may be a very special quilt, but it's beautiful with an all-over pattern instead of custom. Maybe better.