Elaine’s quilt

I can’t think of what this quilt reminds me of, other than a vintage French type of quilt, probably because of the fabric.  Unfortunately, I could not get any good pictures of her quilt.  It’s a beautiful quilt, but the lighting wouldn’t cooperate or something.

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Elaine sent me this quilt with an idea of what she wanted quilted, which was custom quilting, but we decided on another design.  Elaine likes simple lines and designs, so we went with piano keys in the border, a design with marquise shapes in the triangle blocks around the border and an allover design in the blocks.

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You can barely see the quilting in any of these pictures.  The thread was a ivory/bone color to match the background fabric of the triangles, and it doesn’t seem to show up (to me) on the other fabrics.  In the following picture, I quilted an allover design that looks similar to a Fleur-de-lis.

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Can you see it at all?  We probably could have done an allover, edge-to-edge design on this quilt and saved Elaine some money.  I should have suggested it, but I didn’t think of it until just now, while looking at these pictures.  What do you think?

*note: I just finished up another quilt, but I need to check with the customer to see if it is okay to post it first.  She made it as a raffle quilt for a family reunion.  And, tomorrow I start on yet another quilt.  Hopefully I will get to those other 2 blog posts that I started awhile back.  We’ll see what this week brings.  Happy Spring!

 

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.