I am a fan of the over sized blocks! Plenty of space for my quilting to show. This was made for a granddaughter graduating with a degree in music. Can’t you just hear the music in this quilt?
This is a block of the month that I did with a friend. Each month you receive a block pattern and a chapter from a mystery novel. I searched for a hieroglyphic quilt pattern to no avail and early into the mystery, requested a pattern from one of my favorite pantograph designers. The inset corner blocks are intricately paper pieced and carry on the Egyptian theme. I am thrilled with how this novelty quilt turned out.
Each of the gold borders has a swirl and flower design inspired by the border to border quilting design in the center, while the piano key border has a yin and yang design. The center quilting design features pagodas and fans. The quilting had to be understated on the front due to the explosion of color and prints of the Oriental fabrics, however the gold thread on the red backing makes the quilting center stage.
One of my favorite things in quilting is when the backing can show off the quilting design. This quilt has a bold blocky design with lots of printed fabrics on the front. The curves of the posy edge to edge soften the lines but is subtle until you turn the quilt to the back and then it transforms the solid backing to a piece of quilted art.
This quilt top was inherited as partially completed blocks and a pile of coordinating fabrics with no pattern. The mystery was trying to figure out what it was supposed to look like. This may or may not be the intended layout but it looks amazing. Quilting motif matches the leaves on the backing fabric.
I was asked to finished this partially quilted project. Taking my que from the quilting in the yellow sashing, I quilted hearts in the corners of all the blocks. I then quilted the double flower around the center embroidery. This client was thrilled to finally have a finished quilt to gift to her daughter.
This quilt was perfect for a granddaughter who loves purples and unicorns. I used a shimmery dark lavender thread that just came to life on the white background fabric. My client was so excited when she picked up the quilt, she said she was going to go home, put the binding on and give it to her granddaughter that very day. Days like this are why I just love my job.