Monday, February 15, 2016

Russian Tiles #2

This is the first time I've gotten a second try at a quilt. A few months back, I quilted a class example for a kit called "Russian Tiles" from a local quilt shop.

Now that their class is complete, one of the students brought her finished quilt to me. She added a little more fabric to the border area, so the shape was a little different. And her thread choices in all that gorgeous embroidery made it all her own.

It was fun trying some different approaches to (basically) the same piece. All quilting is free-motion, hand-guided on an APQS longarm quilting machine. 

The client requested that I repeat the feather motif in the outer borders that I put on the original class example. Since the shape of her borders was a little different, I had to vary the design slightly, but it is at least reminiscent of the original.

Just look at all that yummy embroidery! 

The three main quilting designs on this piece were feathers, pebbles, and "piano keys", which is the quilting term for the parallel lines that serpentine back and forth. 

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