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.
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?
I have 2 other posts started, but I have not had time to work on them, and I really want to show you some of my customer’s quilts. They are doing such a phenomenal job on their quilts. So, let’s start with Cynthia’s quilt. Here is the whole quilt. Just half square triangles sewn together, but what a great pattern she made with them!
Cynthia wanted an allover design quilted into the body of the quilt with a separate border, which was perfect for this quilt, because the border is a fairly solid color and quilting wouldn’t show too much in the body of this quilt. This is semi-custom quilting, and it is a great, reasonably priced option for many quilts. Here are some close-ups of the allover, edge-to-edge quilting done in the body of the quilt. I quilted loops, swirls and stars into this section.
Edge-to-edge designs make it easy for me to slip a surprise into the quilt, since about 98% of the quilting I do is freehand. I quilted the recipients name into the middle of the quilt and I added Cynthia’s name in the lower right corner.
As for the borders, Cynthia wanted feathers in them. Feathers are done free-hand, so they take less time to quilt than anything with ruler work, such as piano keys… well, for me at least.
I really like her quilt, and I hope the receiver likes it, too!