Monday, April 28, 2014

Washington Medallion

This quilt was finished up the week before I took off for Paducah.  It is a large 92.5" square quilt made by my Canadian client.  It had a few challenges during the quilting, namely keeping a quilt whose borders seemed to grow a bit (4-5"!) during construction under control.  As you can see, the many borders all lay relatively square -- a task that isn't always easy for a quilter.  I used a wool batting and Omni thread on this. The wool helps the darker colors and the prints to show off the quilting texture.
 It has a good bit of ruler work, but I certainly used plenty of feathers (at client's request) in places where they would specifically show well.

 The outer border is kept kind of simple, mostly because this is the best way to manage the excess fabric.  It happens too that the piano-key quilted border works very well with this border fabric!  I pulled the scrolls from this border and copied them into other areas.
 Here's the center...more feathers.  It is really pretty.  There's just enough framing to set off the many sections of piecing.
The blocks in this border with setting triangles were thankfully all a 16-patch construction.  Sometimes they are all different and may be some at 5patch, some at 6 patch, etc.  Because they are all the same it is easy to choose a quilting that is the same too.

We all love quilt backs, right?...This one is pretty.  It is a pale tan fabric, so it shows the white, medium blue and dark blue bobbins well.
and one last closeup...
Not too much to say, so I will let the pictures do the talking.  Hopefully Julie will love this when it makes it home.

11 comments:

Janet Ann said...

Beautiful!

Leeanne said...

As always pure inspiration!

KathyinMN said...

Wow, it's sensational.

JoyceT said...

Now it is a treasure!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This Julie thinks it is very pretty (although I am not the Julie in Canada to whom you were referring).

Sharon said...

Very nice. I like the unexpected curl treatment with the feathers in the center. Also congratulations on your win in Paducah. What a rush that must have been.

Quilters Dream Batting said...

Pat yourself on the back for this one! Great work :)

ChristaQuilts said...

Just gorgeous!

Michele said...

Just fabulous. It is perfect for this quilt.

RenaissanceSandi G said...

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Grit said...

Wow, your quilt is amazing. Great work and wonderful quilting.
Grit from Germany