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Quilting on Silk

July 9, 2009

On the schedule this month was a silk quilt a customer brought me.  Her request was that I quilt only the borders and sashings on this quilt, as she wants to embellish/stitch the blocks herself.  We chose to use Quilters Dream Wool batting for dimension, and she chose a King Tut variegated green for the border and a King Tut variegated salmon for the sashings.  Her choice for bobbin thread was a Sew Fine called Pumpkin.

After much hesitation and trepidation over quilting on silk, and with a little encouragement from friends, I loaded the quilt and began.   During our customer appointment, we had chosen the designs to use, so really all I had to do was quilt.   But, as any longarmer knows, quilting on silk brings it’s own set of hesitations with it.

I now know there is no reason to hesitate, silk, or at least Dupioni silk, quilts up beautifully and I am inspired to use some of my silks soon.
The border and corner:

silk quilt 001


silk quilt 002

Back of quilt:

silk quilt 004

Unfortunately there is no way to take a full picture of the entire quilt.  This quilt was the absolute maximum I can load onto my machine 105″ wide!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2009 3:59 pm


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  3. Freda Henderson permalink
    July 9, 2009 5:29 pm

    Fantabulous Judy. I love the gorgeous colors.

  4. July 9, 2009 10:41 pm

    So beautiful! Love it!!

  5. July 10, 2009 7:14 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Judy. 105 inches!! This lady has a long way to go doing her part. Maybe she’ll bring it back for you to finish once she sees what you’ve done.

  6. sammi permalink
    July 10, 2009 10:00 pm

    Gorgeous !!

  7. lisahcalle permalink
    July 13, 2009 6:22 pm

    Your quilting looks fantastic!!! Don’t you just love the way silk quilts up.

  8. Patsy permalink
    July 14, 2009 4:09 pm

    Beautiful. Fantasic quilting. Love it.

  9. July 19, 2009 7:26 pm

    It’s beautifully done!

  10. Jean F permalink
    July 20, 2009 10:01 pm

    Just wonderfully beautiful!

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