Monday, November 25, 2013

Snowflake Medallion Quilt

My customer Christabel has made the following Snowflake Medallion Quilt which I recently had the pleasure of quilting.  Snowflake Medallion is a design by Emma and Pam Jansen which involves both piecing and applique - I am sure you will agree that Christabel has done a fabulous job.

I had lots of fun quilting this quilt and incorporated lots of feathers and loops.

I do particularly love the centre of this quilt and have surrounded the centre applique design with a wreath of feathers and filled with my favourite background fill - pebbles.

And who doesn't love a back which is almost as beautiful as the front.

Thank you Christabel for trusting me with this incredible quilt - I had a wonderful time quilting it and am thrilled with the results.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

I love Double Wedding Ring Quilts and am always impressed by anyone able to piece this design. While I have quilted some DWR Quilts, I have not pieced one myself.  The following beautiful Double Wedding Ring Quilt was hand pieced by my customer Fiona.  Fiona has created a stunning scrappy DWR Quilt with plain white spaces for the quilting design to shine.

My initial idea was to quilt feathers in the white spaces, however, Fiona had a much simpler vision for her quilt.  While designing the quilting motif took me out of my comfort zone, I was really please with result.

The design was quilted with the aid of rulers but did not require much marking - I placed dots on various points of the diagonals and used a small circle and one curved ruler to quilt the design.

Fiona has collected her quilt and was very pleased with the finished quilt - her challenge now will be to bind the curved edges of the DWR Quilt.