Every stitch has a story! Do I start with the fact that this was a first quilting project by long time seamstress and retired home ec teacher and how excited I am that she is venturing into the quilt side of sewing? Or do I begin with the news that this was made with love for a first grandchild and how delighted I am to be part of this timeless gift? Or do I lead with the new friendship with this amazing woman and how pleased I am to be commissioned to quilt her first project? Or do I just let the pictures tell the tale?
This 108 x 108 block of the month sampler was a favorite here in Albuquerque. I have quilted a few with edge to edge designs but this one was requested to be a custom using leaves as the theme. I have hours of ditch work, computerized motifs, and free motion quilting that come together in a spectacular quilt.
This week has been a great week in the studio. I have replaced the hanging flannel and vinyl design wall with a permanent structure. This wall will be perfect for auditioning piece work but it will also double as a photography center for finished quilts. I am thrilled and can’t wait to take more pictures.
My daughter was delighted to find these Harry Potter fabrics. Using the house colors as background fabrics, the quilt top has a chess board layout. The solid colors also function as negative space to showcase the Harry Potter quilting design featuring Hedwick the owl, a Quidditch broom, the Sorting Hat, Harry’s spectacles and a lightning bolt.
Spooktacular! This quilt has thick lime green thread on the backing so that the quilting pattern with spiders and witch hats pop on the dark gray backing. In contrast, the front is quilted with a thin dark gray thread so that the panel takes center stage.