Posts Tagged ‘Quilt as desired’

This is a quilt I quilted a couple of years ago for a customer and was reminded of it when I saw it in a local guild show.  This customer is an accomplished art quilter.  She does amazing work.  But her pieces are usually small and non-traditional.  This piece was made for a special exhibit at a group studio she belongs to.  The goal was to make the quilt appear 3 dimensional.

It is a traditional bow tie qD3uilt with specific color placement which gives it the illusion of dimension.  She got the idea from a pattern, of which I do not know the name.  I used a greek key design in the bow tie area and I used a background fill of interconnecting rectangles and squares which gives it a woven fabric texture.

The center is set off with some straight-line quilting and more of texture background fill. I then added interlocking circles in the center.D2

You can really see the quilting on the plain light color backing.  It was hung in the show in such a way to enable me to get a good picture of the back.D4

The quilting is all free motion and ruler work.  This was before I upgraded my A1 with Quilt-EZ system.

I was pleasantly surprised to see it again at the local guild show.  What a treat.

C

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A Quilting For Customers Continuation

I have a few very prolific customers.  One of which made a quilt for a new baby in her family.  It was a sweet quilt with applique elephants.  This customer is one who lets me do whatever I feel the quilt needs.  While I personally do not make “cute” quilts, I love to quilt them.

With pinwheels set on point and fused applique elephants, which were left unfinished, I took on the challenge.  The pinwheels on-point had extra setting fabric on the sided so I would need to extend a square or triangular design into edges. This is one of the first quilts I custom quilted with my new Quilt-EZ computerized system.  I was excited and apprehensive.  I wanted it to come out spectacular!

I decided upon using the point to point feature in the software.  This aE5llows you to set a  design between two points on the quilt.  For example, opposite corners of a block or two of the three corners of a triangle.  I love this feature; it allows you to create unexpected designs from what otherwise would be simple triangle designs.

I chose a circle/curls design and a straight line design. E4The circle/curls went in the pinwheel blocks and the lines in the setting triangles.  To extend the design into the extra wide setting triangles on the sides, I added a ¼” line just inside the border.  In the applique elephants, I used the circle/curls design to help keep the elephants from coming off with use.

I choE3se to stitch in the ditch around the narrow inner border. I then used both the lines and the circle/curl design in the outer border. E2

By the way, the thread color is white.

What do you think?

Cute isn’t it?

C

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