When I was asked to embroider the name in Chinese, I didn’t know what I was getting myself in for! My digitizing software has hundreds of fonts but not Chinese, and neither did my Microsoft Word. I had to make a vector image in Adobe Illustrator and then import it into my digitizing software in order to make a stitch design. With so much going on in this quilt, I chose an all over fill pattern in a soft gray to keep everything unified.
The layout just makes this quilt simply spectacular. The background is a soft denim fabric perfect as a picnic quilt. It’s a wedding present for a young man that is outdoorsy and very casual. The coolest thing is that he is known to both the quilt piecer and myself and it was fantastic for me to be a part of this gift.
This quilt has all sorts of unexpected surprises from the fantastic lay out of stars to the modern quilting pattern that you can best see on the backing. But best of all is the admission from the quilter that she picked up the piano key border strips at an estate sale and they closely match the colors, hues and values of the fabrics in the stars. Once this has it’s binding, it is bound as a wedding gift.