Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Edge to edge quilting hits the spot sometimes.........................
Maybe your quilt is going to be used as a utility quilt, or for a child (think making huts, dragged around the floor!) or simply your budget dictates the choice of edge to edge (all over quilting design - E2E). Jacki and Anne both chose E2E quilting both are very different styles of quilts.
First is Anne's sampler quilt made for a friend who lives in Sweden.
Measuring 82" square this will make a beautiful quilt on a bed, a good size to cuddle under.
Anne chose the ever popular "Camellia's" for the pattern and Glide thread in the colour 'Mocha' and Polyester batting.
Next is Jacki's quilt.........................................
Jacki's husband's nieces mother (do you get that?) started this quilt several years back and when she passed away from Breast Cancer, Jacki being the kind hearted person she is decided to finish it and then give it to the niece as a remembrance of her mother...........such a special thing to do!
A few people in Jacki's sewing group helped by making a few blocks but the bulk of this large quilt was all Jacki's doing. Jacki asked for 'organic' straight lines going vertically. I used Glide thread in the colour 'Military Gold'.
The quilt measures 74" x 96" and the design is by Elizabeth Anne called 'Echo's of the Past'. The quilt has a real Mexican/ ethnic look about it.
Simon wants to know now that all that quilting is done will I play with him?