Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Big Bold in Black and White
Hello and welcome, thank you for taking the time to stop by to see what quilts I have been working on. Mary has been busy sewing up a storm in readiness for her grandson's 21st birthday.
A fabulous collection of black and white fabrics set out in strips and circles. Mary gave me free range to custom quilt this big quilt.
Ditch stitching the sashings and around each circle takes time on a big quilt (and small quilts too :-) but it is so worth it. Mary's grandson's quilt measures 84" x 92". Black backing and black batting.
After the necessary ditch stitching it was onto the fun stuff! Like swirls on the appliqued circles, double straight lines set on the diagonal, horizontal 'organic' echoing of the strip sets, some half circles in the background of the black strips. The black thread I used was a YLI thread called ' Darkula'.
Mary had used white thread for the embroidery , this set me up for quilting some random circles and half circles on the border filled with a swirl, as well as 'hap hazard' twin echo lines, creating, I hope a modern feel to the quilt. I triple stitched the outer part of the white circles to really make them POP!
This was another difficult quilt to photograph, the light has to be just right for the quilting to show.
Thank you Mary, I know you love how it turned out, lets hope your grandson does too.
Looking through some photo's the other day I found this cute one of Simon and his sister when they were babies.