Shiela from the Cabin Fever Quilt Guild in Port Townsend gave me this quilt to finish for her. I loved her color choices.
Its hard to see from the photos, but she actually did the "transparency" thing where the purple covered the gray and the gray covered the purple. Its such a neat affect! This photo shows a bit more of what I'm talking about.
This one is closer still. Lots of different designs and basic quilting filled this one up. I really tried to emphasize the "celtic" bits!
My customer's sister and her husband cruised on their boat, the Prufrock, listening to T.S. Elliott's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock." Leslie made this quilt for her sister to celebrate their journeys. She was disappointed in herself that one of the boats faced the wrong way, but I saw that as a total design opportunity!
Leslie named the quilt "Taking a Flyer." I quilted all the boat blocks like this. It was fun to put sun in all of these. Made me think of all the boats sailing off into the sunset.
This one got special treatment. Dennis has two professional embroidery machines, so I enlisted him to embroider the boat's name on this one block. I was so happy that one of the boats was not following the crowd!
A shot of a bit of the back. This shows the border and the treatment I did there.
Isn't this pretty? Carolyn did this Underground Railroad quilt with 30s fabrics and six-inch blocks. I've quilted many of these, but this is a first for the smaller blocks and 30s fabrics.
I did lots of SID and linework for this one. I wanted to emphasize the piecing and make it pop, so I quilted the backgrounds quite densely and didn't do much in the actual "design" portion of the blocks.
Lots of linework....and a little ribbon candy thrown in for good measure!
And a final close-up of one of the blocks. You can almost see how the actual Drunkard's Path portions pop up 3D-ish.
No pics of the back...the fabric was too busy for the quilting to show. Sorry!!
I love these quilts and the story behind them. This one is from a new quilter--she did a great job with her piecing, pressing and fabric choices! It looks very "period correct," if there is such a thing!
Below are some closeups of the quilting in the blocks. I had fun with this one!!
Do you have a favorite? Mine is the boat...it was fun putting a sun in it!!
Notice the painting in my header?? This one is called "Big Butt" and is by Leslie Ann Webb. Click hereto read about Leslie and see more of her work.
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