The colors of the hand dyed fabrics are bold, vibrant and gorgeous. It wasn’t until I looked at the quilt through the camera that I saw the diamond pattern emerge. What a huge undertaking to cut and place all the two and half inch squares. Using a bright variegated thread, I quilted stars and swirls. I love how the thread stands out on the purple blue backing.
Ideal Stitches is get a jump on Autumn with this Fall Flipper Quilt. Look closely the front is quilted with a variegated warm and gold metallic thread. On the back I used an orange variegated poly thread which contrasts the sage green fabric and brings a little fall coloring. Now I am ready for the smells of roasting green chili and the sight of balloons in the air.
When I received this quilt it was partially quilted and already had the prairie points. The quilting was a straight echo stitch in the white fabric around the purple logs. What a challenge to load! I quilted a grape and leaf all over design from border to border. What a difference from the droopy borders and plain white logs.
Have I mentioned recently how much I love my job? There is always a place to let my creativity shine when I am working with quilts. The piecer’s vision was for large wavy lines to flow across the quilt. In my large repertoire of patterns I had nothing remotely close so I set upon designing a flowing pattern that would span the width of the quilt. With slight adjustment to randomize the spacing the pattern was perfect. It almost took more time to design than quilt!