My excuse for not posting regularly? No computer. I had no idea how dependant one becomes on these darn things. My whole morning routine had to change LOL Anyway, long story short, after a month of having my Imac in two different shops they came to the conclusion that they really couldn’t figure out what the heck was wrong with it. I had always heard that it was rare for a Mac to have problems but when they did it usually meant the computer was toast. So – I sit hear typing away on my brand new replacement Imac free of charge thanks to Apple (well, more to the fact that I had purchased the Apple Care to go with it!)
Once I calmed myself from not having a computer I did manage to do more quilting than normal. Lesson to be learned perhaps?
I’ve received a few Kaleidoscope quilts recently and this fun one was done with the Disney’s Cars print. She supplied her own batting and it was a rather thick and heavy poly so I wanted to keep the quilting pretty light. The Kaleidoscope blocks have a simple Terry Twist in the centre area only – takes up about half the block – and gave the sense of wheels (car theme fabric after all.) I did the crossed flags in the large squares and single flags in the small on-point squares. I simple open meander filled in the rest.
This is another Kaleidoscope that I received. A very pretty floral print. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of it spread out. This was for a young lady and the customer wanted it to look a little more formal. Once again I did a very simple quilting in the kaleidoscope block with Victorian (formal, bumb…) feathers in the open green area around.
Stitch in the ditch around the yellow border and more feathers in the floral outer border. These ‘petal shapes were quilted in the kaleidoscope blocks and the plain green blocks.
I think it is important when the block is such a feature in the quilt that my quilting needs to compliment the block; draw your eye to the block and not overwhelm the quilt.