Over the River

I think Judy Mc. was happy to have this quilt finished.  She’d done a lot of embroidery on this quilt, and those of you who do embroidery, you know it takes a long time to finish.


If it looks familiar, I’ve quilted one of these before, for Elaine.  I changed things up a bit, though, to make this unique for Judy.

For Judy’s quilt, I quilted the borders to look similar to Christmas trees.  I love how it looks!


Snowflakes went into the pieced blocks.

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To be honest, there usually isn’t much to add to embroidered quilts, because the embroidery speaks for itself, and I don’t want to detract from that.  So, I basically just added texture to the embroidered rows.

Here’s the top row.

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Judy said I could quilt it however I wanted; the only thing she wanted for sure was her son’s names on the quilt.  So, I added them to the “music page” row.  I have to warn you, though, that this row will change pretty soon.  When I took the quilt back to Judy, she said she wished she had asked for her son’s grandmothers’ names to be added.  And, you know what, it seems only fitting, because the song says “to grandmother’s house” they go.  So, I offered to add their names to this row as well.  We’ll just lose some of the “filler quilting” below the words and add their grandmothers’ names there.  Stay tuned! When I get that done, I will add some new pictures for this row of the quilt.

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And, for the bottom row…

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I have to say, I’m loving these embroidered quilts!  They are different from the run of the mill quilts and already come with a story all their own… fun and easy to figure out what quilting to add to them.

You can find this pattern at Crabapple Hill’s website or on Amazon.





Author: cowtownquilts

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