I had originally planned to free motion the entire quilt but decided to create a digital design for the string diamonds. I drew out my design, scanned it into the computer and then using digitizing software turned it into a stitch design for my robotics. Pretty cool. Although feathers in the black background are hand guided, I also digitized a feather design for future quilts. I love that I am always being challenged and taking my quilting to the next level!
What do you do with a few mystery blocks and some variegated metallic thread? Make a tablerunner that can shimmer under the dining room lights. I wish I knew how to make the camera capture the glitter and the sheen of the gold, orange and green metallic threat and how it picked up all the colors in the fabrics.
|Did you know that Ideal Stitches carries battings for your quilting projects?|
|Battings are an essential component in your quilt. Let me help you pick the right one for both intended use and style of quilting. Pricing is very reasonable and you can’t beat the convenience.|
Due to Covid and curbside service, many new customers have not seen the batting area at Ideal Stitches. I carry a wide selection of battings from Quilters Dream. (see below) Your batting will be custom cut for the size of your quilt and charged by the yard.
Just let me know when dropping off your quilt for my quilting services which batting your prefer!
Keep stitching and smiling,
When I first received this quilt, I was unsure how to handle the frames and sashing because it was all different fabrics and I knew custom quilting would get too chaotic. Then it came to me in a flash, treat it all as background. I used a southwest design and started the labor intensive task of masking out each kokopelli block and the result is absolutely stunning.