Being a professional machine quilter, I do a lot of quilting. But rarely are the quilts mine. I finish other people’s quilts. I started this quilt way back in July, I think. I start LOTS of quilts. They don’t always get finished. This one did! And it is just for me! I wanted something warm to cuddle up in when I’m watching TV.
It make it extra warm, I added wool batting and backed it with a cuddly fleece.
You may recognize this pattern from an earlier post. The setting is a variation using the curved drunkard’s path block. All the fabrics were from my stash, so this was stash busting! Those cream colored “paths” were just screaming for some feathers. Of course since it’s my quilt, I quilted my name in the center.
It looks great on my new sofa. And yes, it is very warm.
Before I left town to visit my mom a couple of weeks ago, I finished another gorgeous quilt for Georgia. She always sends me the most fantastic quilts to finish. This one was no exception.It was especially fun to use some bright variegated thread that really pops on the black background.The pictures really don’t do it justice, and I am no photographer, but these few will give you an idea. I did a lot of stitch in the ditch, but most everything else was free-motion quilting.
I changed from a multi-colored thread to a variegated yellow/orange thread in some of the blocks. I love how it really shows up on the dark fabric. Some triangles I left un-quilted so they “pop up” with the heavy quilting around them. I used 2 types of batting: black 80/20 and wool. It gives the quilt a lot of dimension.The quilt is about queen size. I tried to get the the whole quilt in the picture, but this was the best I could do. It was hard to see this beauty go out the door!See more gorgeous quilts in the gallery of my website at pamsquilting.com.
I recently finished quilting a couple more quilts for Georgia. She makes the most fabulous quilt tops, and these two are no exception. I love the colors and oh the fabrics! Each circle is made up of 40 different prints! So fun to look at.
I quilted each circle like a sunflower with “seeds”in the center with “petals”
Sometimes it’s easier to see the quilting from the back.
What a gorgeous, FUN quilt!
I especially love the arcs appliqued on the border. I used several free motion quilting designs to give it even more pizazz! Each quilt just seems to speak to me and tells me what it needs.
Another one just finished is a “cat” quilt. It’s a smaller wall hanging size. Isn’t it wonderful?!
The wonderful fabrics are really busy, so it’s difficult to see the quilting. I wish you could see it in person. I used a higher loft wool batting. With the heavy quilting in the background around the cats, it gives them real dimension.
It was hard to let these quilts go out the door! They really brightened up my week as I worked on them. I have a few more of Georgia’s fabulous quilts I have yet to tackle–so there are more wonderful quilts to come!