Thursday, April 7, 2011


Isn't this the prettiest sampler quilt? I love the fabrics Lynn chose for her blocks and the center medallion being set off with the jewel points of gold is perfect. Check out those multi-colored corner triangles. How absolutely perfect to pull everthing help each of the fabrics pop. And Lynn made the perfect choice when she picked the border and "plain" block dark batik fabric to complement the primary color tone on tones.

We discussed possible options for custom quilting but I was afraid if weren't careful when making design and thread color choices we could easily have a "war" happening between the piecing and the quilting.

I designed a panto, an edge-to-edge quilting design for this quilt called 1485 RIBBONS AND LEAVES. I want the quilting to be fairly open and full of motion. The swirling of the ribbons and the tumbling leaves captured in the ribbons enhances the patchwork without distracting from the Lynn's skill as a piecer. Nice work Lynn!

A close-up of her center medallion ...

I used a King Tut varigated thread called Sheaves which has several shades of yellow to gold for the top thread and a Signature 100% cotton thread in a medium yellow shade for the bobbin. Batting is the 80/20 from The Warm Company (Warm Bond) so this quilt will wash up nice and soft with wonderful antique puffiness around the stitching lines.
1485 RIBBONS AND LEAVES is available in the store formatted for both Statler and Intelliquilter and marked down for one week only at an introductory discounted price of only $12. Pop on over to the store and add this great pattern to your library while the price is marked down.

... know your craft ... practice your craft ...

... and ... be innovative with your craft ...

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