Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Quilting Show and Tell

I was lucky enough to quilt 3 of Angie's amazing quilts. She has shared the quilt making process for each of these on her fun blog Quilting on the Crescent and I was thrilled when she asked me to quilt them for her.

While I enjoyed all of them, I must say that quilting her version of Windblown Wishes from my book Scrap Quilt Secrets was a real thrill. I think I grinned from ear to ear the entire time I was quilting it! LOL

Just look at her gorgeous fabric choices, and her half square triangle border. Sigh. Just stunning. She asked me to quilt something that looked "Windblown" and while there were a lot of choices, I finally chose a design called 'Willow' from Urban Elements. I liked it because it was very detailed and yet it did not seem particularly directional to me. I liked that the swirls were moving in several directions.

I also really enjoyed quilting her amazing sampler quilt. This quilt gave me the most trouble as far as deciding on a pattern. It is a very traditional setting and style of quilt made in very fresh modern fabrics and combinations (one of my favorite options in quilting!) so I wanted to choose a design that was both traditional but also modern.

I considered everything from feathers to orange peel and in the end I chose the delicate 'Chantilly' because it had pretty open curves that would compliment the square blocks but it also had little bits of feathers tucked into it that added that traditional charm in an unexpected way.

And I just really like it!

Her scrappy nines was the third quilt she sent and I had so much fun finding cute surprises in the fabrics of this quilt. It's just a fun design to really show of your scraps, and she has some really cute scraps!

I chose a fun quilting design called 'Marmalade' to play on this quilt. And instead of using white threads, I used a very pale (almost white) aqua thread that matched the backing of the quilt. It draws just a little bit more attention to the quilting on this one without being distracting, I think.

Thanks so much for letting me quilt these beauties Angie!

I would love to quilt for you too...
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Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Thanks for showing off my quilts! I love how the quilting turned out and I'm especially pleased that we got to collaborate on Windblown Wishes! I look forward to doing it again with another of your patterns.

  2. You chose some fabulous quilt designs to complement Angie's quilt. I especially liked The pattern Willow. It seemed light and airy, not to heavy.

  3. Such pretty quilts! Your beautiful quilting really finishes them off nicely. I'm always interested in what type of pattern a quilter chooses for a sampler quilt. That style of quilt really challenges my imagination. This one is gorgeous.

  4. Great job! Really fun that you got to play with Angie's beautiful quilts.:)

  5. Great quilting on Angies quilts!


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