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.
I'm a semi-stay-at-home mom, full-time quilter, with 3 no-so-little wildthings, ages 10-12-14. I love to garden, sew, craft, quilt, scrapbook when they give me the chance. Needless to say, that leaves little time for housework & cooking. I am a longarm quilter. Won't you let me turn one of your flimsies into a fabulous finished quilt??!