Quilting an Heirloom

Jennifer inherited this quilt top her grandmother had made.  It needed to be finished so she could put it on a bed for showing off.   The question was how to quilt it.  First off, in my humble opinion, you can put any kind of quilting into an heirloom quilt, and I can pretty much guarantee that you will enjoy it a lot better than if it were left as a mere quilt top.  So, here it is, finished.  My hope is that Jennifer now has it resting on a bed in her home.


As for the quilting, Jennifer decided on an allover, edge-to-edge design.  She wanted the quilt blocks and the quilt top to speak for themselves and not be overpowered by the quilting.  I did put flowers in the green fabric in the middle of the Dresden Plates.



I know Jennifer’s grandmother put a lot of love in this quilt, and if Jennifer wraps herself in this quilt, she will feel her grandmother hug her with that love.


Author: cowtownquilts

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