I’ve been waiting to get this quilt back to Charlotte before posting anything about it, but I decided to go ahead and share this now. I’ve been gone this last week to Machine Quilting Exposition, where I took classes from some amazing quilt teachers, so I am slow to get back in gear and into my regular routine.
Charlotte has this beautiful quilt with Dresden Plates and wanted traditional quilting all over.
Here’s a close-up so you can get a better look at the fabric. I think it’s very pretty.
I took plenty of shots of the quilting, but, truly, the best shots are of the quilt laying across my machine’s frame, with the natural sunlight coming in. So, here are 2 of those.
Charlotte wanted feathers in the outside border and as filler around the Dresden Plates (in the white areas in the background and border), so those were fun to do. I filled the petals of the Dresden Plate with swirls and the inside circles with feathers and a swirl. I think the formal cable and square design in the sashing borders works perfectly with the checkerboard corners and striped sashing. I found it funny how the feathers and swirls were quick to finish, but the sashing took as long to finish as the rest of the quilt – I used rulers for the cable and square quilting, but did the feathers and swirls freehand. I was trying to get it perfect, but, really, there’s no such thing as perfect.
What do you think? Does the quilting design compliment the quilt itself?