I’m happy to share this with you, another special quilt has been finished. I’m excited to share it with you because it’s my original design. This quilt has been a year-long journey and I’m so glad Paulette and Fred now have their quilt.
Please go to my 7-10-20 blog about Paulette’s quilt. That post gives you all the background on this design and its journey to become a quilt top. Today I will share the second half of this journey- the quilting.
As I make a quilt top I like to ponder the quilting design. When I’m done with a top I always take a black and white picture of it and print 3 copies. Looking at the black and white print allows you to see secondary patterns in a quilt and gives more ideas for quilting. I then take a pencil and ruler to the prints and start toying with quilting designs. I try to push my creativity to make two styles; a freestyle (or structured) pattern and one that uses rulers.
For this quilt I always felt I needed to showcase the focal fabric Paulette loves and follow that feel for the quilt pattern. I had just gotten the Panto-Graph for my longarm (see the 3-10-21 post). The set came with a paper pattern that fit the style of the focal fabric so I went for it! We used a 50 weight thread from Superior Threads called Raisin. The thread color is beautiful against the different browns on the top, I hope some of the pictures show that.
So while this quilt’s journey has ended, the quilt pattern journey has just begun. I have plans for this pattern because I created it. My next task is to make another quilt (I have a vision of Kaffe Fassett fabrics) and develop the pattern to sell.
Until next time, find some time to sew!