A friend recently asked me to do a quilt for her, and I was delighted. She is a fantastic piecer and this beautiful black and yellow quilt just showcased her skills. Look at all those little bits in the middle of the rectangles! She’ll slap me for talking about her, so I won’t reveal her name, but this quilt was an absolute joy to quilt. I spread it out on the longarm bar to make sure I had the backing oriented correctly.
I loaded the backing, then unrolled the Warm and Natural all cotton batting over it to cut to size. I find this works better than measuring with a tape measure, and I can cut a straighter line.
I floated the top as usual, and stitched the top edge down. Then I did my normal check, folding the bottom edge of the quilt up to the bar to see if there will be any adjustments to the quilting for borders.
Look how flat it is, heaven to quilt! Didn’t even need a single spray of Best Press.
She chose a medium grey thread Essentials thread, and I used grey Aurifil Thread in the bobbin.
The pantograph is called Halcyon designed by Hermione Agee for Lorien Quilting.
The dragonflies in this pretty yellow tone on tone…
and the bees in this print made the quilting look a bit like flight paths.
The pantograph design brings clouds to mind over the greys.
One more look at the quilting, the side borders are nicely flat too.
The grey really does go well in the wide grey outer border. Taking it off the longarm, I trimmed it up for her.
All done, the quilting is nicely subtle from a distance, and gives some lovely texture and pattern to the solids and tone-on-tones from close up.
She is coming to get it this week, and I hope she likes it.
What are you working on this week?
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