The blocks reminded me of window panes and the quilt looks like you can see outside to a beautiful flower garden. Ribbon swirls soften the straight lines and give an illusion of wind in the garden.
There is so much to see on this quilt. The strawberries blocks are outlined and quilted to resemble strawberries in red and green threads. I then switched to a cream thread and ghosted strawberries in two of the blank blocks. Then I let my creative juices flow and used a multitude of background quilting designs to complete the quilt. It’s good enough to eat.
Sometimes I get a request for a design that I don’t have or is not available. Such is the case with this quilt. My client asked for squirrel and logs so it would have a forest theme. I searched everywhere for a pattern with logs to no avail. So I digitized a log, and substituted it in a squirrel pattern that I already had to create a new squirrel and log pattern. It was fun to do some digitizing on this order!
I was thrilled to see this artist come back to quilting. Even more touching is that her first project is a quilt to give to her favorite aunt. The backing is a hand dyed flannel that matches all the colors on the front of the quilt. I quilted whimsical hearts to show the loving connection between the niece and her aunt.