Nancy’s quilt

This is a different style quilt than what Nancy usually does.  She wasn’t sure she liked it, but I am proud of her for stepping outside of her box.  She does that expand her horizons and to learn new things.  And, I think she did an excellent job of pulling all the colors together on this one.  Don’t you?


It looks kind of like a disappearing 9-patch to me.  What do you think?

This quilt was an easy one to quilt an allover edge-to-edge design on it, which is also easy on the quilt maker’s budget.  The question was what to stitch into it.  Just about anything would go with this, but what would Nancy like?  She lets me choose, and I worry about what to pick for her, so I settled on flowers and leaves.  Everyone has had such a bad winter in the USA this year, except for us, but I still figured the promise of spring would be okay for this quilt.

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I snuck a butterfly into the quilt in the first picture, but I wish I had done a better job on it.  To me it looks like a bow.  Nancy is trying to use up her fabric (another reason for this quilt) as well as her batting, and I’d say she did a good job of it with this quilt.  Wouldn’t you?


Mary’s Music

Isn’t this a cool quilt?  I love the fabric.  Mary said she bought up all that black fabric with musical notes that she could find, so I doubt we will be able to find it anywhere.  The picture of the front makes it look distorted, but it is actually draped from the top of my design wall and hits (on fabric) the floor. 


Here is a close-up of the quilting I did.  I don’t know if Mary found it yet or not, but I quilted a quote by Lawrence Duncan into it in the lower right (as you look at it); “Silence is the fabric upon which the notes are woven.”  It just seemed to “fit” this quilt.  Further towards the top, I also quilted “music 2 my s”.  Hopefully that will be easier to find than the quote. 


The back looks really cool, I think.  I have to admit that I was a little worried about it after I got it on the frame.  Seam lines always draw the fabric in so the surrounding fabric is not as taut.  But, it turned out fine.  I think Mary was very creative with this backing.  It goes great with the fabric and patchwork on the front.