I must say that I think that this quilt is one of the prettiest I’ve done. My customer chose a scrappy 1930′s repro’ look in soft and medium pastels. While not all of the fabrics are 1930 reprints they all blend together beautifully. Here is a picture of the flimsy.
I do not have the name of this particular quilt layout and if anyone does know please leave me a comment or note about it and I will give credit where credit is due. Thanks to Karen S. for letting me know about the quilt and the link for you!
My customer left me with a photocopy of the magazine layout showing ‘some’ (some) of the quilting and asked that I do it as much like the picture as I could.
While some of it could be made out a great deal could not so the finished quilt is a mixture of the quilting that had been suggested and my own.
I first started out by taking the flimsy picture and a few more close-ups of the centre, stars, corners, borders and so on. I printed them out in black and white and used them to draw my quilting ideas on. I use this method a great deal when I’m deciding on quilting designs. I find that I can see immediately whether or not my ideas will work. I chose Superior’s So Fine #403 Putty and it blended in perfectly with all the colours so I didn’t have to change out my thread at all. To make the arch for the feathered triangles in the centre I used the oval template so they would be consistent throughout. I also used the end of the oval to make the outer border design.
Some areas looked to have very basic teardrop feather shapes but I decided to do a more formal feather instead but still keep the simple look over all.
Here are a few close-ups
I could paint my spare bedroom again in a soft buttery yellow … I wonder if she’ll let me have this quilt!