Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feathers, Leaves, and Flowers

 This pretty quilt is a shop sample for Gracie Lou's.  It took me a whole week to finish it, but I think it turned out great!  I didn't have my Nikon at work with me today, so I took the photos with my point-and-shoot that I keep in my purse.  As a result, you may have to click on the pictures to view a larger version in a new window in order to see some of the detail.  Sorry about that.  I will be taking the Nikon back to the shop tomorrow.
 In the square blocks I quilted flowers, similar to the flowers in the fabric.
 In the smaller rectangles, I added an extra layer of batting for a trapunto-look and quilted feathers.
 In the shorter, skinny rectangles, and larger rectangles, I quilted fern leaves.
 In the long skinny rectangles I quilted feathers.
I did a tiny, tight meander on all of the gray sashing.

For the meander, I used Permacore Mist (a grey colored thread), and for everything else I used So Fine! Thistle (a lavendar/purple color).