Facebook followers would have seen some sneak peeks of the following quilts.
Pam was part of a sampler class at The Country Yard a few years back, as life goes for all of us from time to time Pam only finished this quilt in the second half of last year.
Pam and I were unanimous about the need for this quilt to be custom quilted, but light custom quilting, no all over quilting designs here.
Some of the pressing of seams were a bit flip floppy, this makes for tricky ditch stitching, so the quilting is not quite as elaborate as the previous samplers I have quilted, but Pam was happy and I think you will agree the quilt looks lovely.
I had fun quilting some ovals on the Log Cabin and Drunkards Path blocks, circles on the Sunbonnet Sue and Grandmothers Garden blocks, giving them a sort of framing or focus.
Pam chose cotton batting, when washed up gives a nice drape and antique look to the quilt.
As my regular readers and followers will notice feathers have a frequent slot on my blog!
Quilts make such lovely gifts to give when a new baby arrives, such a personal and practical present. Marcelle often makes cot quilts to gift when a friend or family member has a baby.
This baby quilt is a fun and cheerful cross design, using polar fleece for the backing ( which can be problematic due to the high stretch) I suggested using a light poly batting as well. I find when you use just polar fleece with no batting the quilt seems limp and lacks life. So by adding some batting it does two jobs, the first to help give that stretchy polar fleece some stability and it creates texture and softy loftyness.
An all over quilting design (a.k.a edge to edge) is a great choice for a quilt you know is going to be washed more than two or three times a year, one that will be cuddled, dribbled on or used for making huts.
Angelina is fourteen and this is her first quilt, made for her horse loving mother as a birthday present.
Made using a panel and with the help of her grandmother I think she has done a fabulous job!
Angelina saw an all over quilting design of hearts and loops on another customer quilt.
By the way this quilt is perfectly pieced, it hangs straight and is square as square can be! Take no notice of my photo, that was how I had hung the quilt and the gusty wind was not helping any.
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