This wonky log cabin just begged for a wonky pattern and this wiggly, squiggly pattern was just perfect for this quilt. I love how it gives the white part of the block so much more texture and interest. Fun and a great change of pace from a traditional log cabin.
The burgundy is the perfect contrast to the soft colors in the batik fabric. Using a lighter burgundy rose thread, I quilted an all over paisley pattern which really popped on the burgundy fabric and gave it great visual interest. I split the backing and sewed the center seam so that the border stripes ran down the outside instead of down the middle and the effect is “seamless”.
Beautiful Oriental Panels make up the back of the quilt. The front is made up of smaller cuts of Oriental fabrics and panels alternating with a gold fabric and black flanges. Stunning. I used a very thin thread, gold on top and med brown in the bobbin to quilt ginkgo biloba leaves and it was perfect!
Incredible! This was a cross stitched table cloth that had been sitting in a linen closet for years. After outlining and echoing all the cross stitch, I digitized the large motifs to compliment the cross stitch motifs in the corner and then set them in the quilt using my machine robotics. Then using free motion, I stitched all the background fill to create lots of fabulous texture. This project turned out amazing!
What a fun and educational quilt! Numbers along two sides, letters across two other sides, and shapes in the middle make this a great learning quilt. In addition there is a list on the back of the quilt of items to look for in the fabrics such as an ant or a fish or a strawberry. I, too, got in the spirit of the quilt and combined two edge to edge patterns full of animals including lions, tigers, zebras, elephants, hippos, monkeys and giraffes. Fantastic!