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Custom Quilting

June 30, 2009

Back to customer quilting this week.  Every customer gives me their name for their quilt, whether that is “Mary’s Baby Quilt”, “Pink Quilt”, or something like this one “Cosmos”.

When the customer and I met we agreed the blocks needed to shine out from the dark background and remain the focus.  My quilting was not to compete with the piecing design.  So we chose to SID the blocks and use a singular design element both in the border and the blocks.  We then chose to use a heavier weight variegated in the border, and to use Isacord to match the blocks.  To keep the background as texture only, we used an almost matching thread (dark charcoal gray on Kona black fabric).

Overall view of the quilt:

LindaLCosmosFullMy customer chose a design by One Song Needle Arts for her motif:

LindaLCosmosblock2Which we split apart for the 3/4 blocks:

LindaLCosmosblock1I am saying we, as this customer came to the studio and we designed all the quilting while she was here.  Which included her watching me split the blocks and line pattern the border on the computer.

And that brings me to the border with the heavier thread:



I really liked the way this border created an inner scallop line, so I chose to freehand background fill out to that line to emphasize that effect.

Photographing black quilts is hard with my setup, but I hope you can see the effect.  The quilt is stunning in person.  If only you could see what my eyes see, but you’d have to be here for that!

Next up a few quick overalls and then it’s back to back custom quilts to finish out the week!  Stay tuned for more pictures!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2009 8:50 am

    Love the peicing and the quilting!!!! Great job!!

  2. June 30, 2009 10:03 am

    What great quilting!

  3. Melissa permalink
    June 30, 2009 11:29 am

    Love everything about it. Great piecing, colors, and quilting.

  4. Deb B. permalink
    June 30, 2009 11:50 am

    OMG, Judy…another masterpiece. You’re just simply amazing. As just an amateur quilter (just my own, by hand, and basically pillows and smaller items due to the machine’s limits) I’m totally in awe, just wishing I could see how you do it.

  5. June 30, 2009 11:55 am

    Simply gorgeous!!

  6. June 30, 2009 11:56 am

    FANTABULOUS Judy!!! I love what you did on the quilt.

  7. July 2, 2009 8:53 am

    Judy, love your quilting! It really complements the piecing very well. I bet your customer was happy.

  8. July 2, 2009 11:51 am

    It’s great! The variegated thread is perfect in that border. Do you often have clients design with you?

  9. July 2, 2009 12:44 pm

    I love that border! I’ll have to look for that design. Thank you for posting great photos and designer info.

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