Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wendy's Diamonds quilt

This was the second of two quilts brought to me from my new client, Wendy. She's such a sweetheart! The first time she came to my studio, she was just along for a ride with her friend Carol, another of my clients. My two toddlers, Hoxie and Cordelia, took to Wendy immediately, and she played with them the whole while, letting me concentrate on Carol and her quilt order.

So I was super pleased when Wendy contacted me to have me work on a couple quilts of her own. This piece was made for her brother as a gift. Wendy chose an edge-to-edge leafy sort of quilting motif, and with lots of variation in value and color, I worried about thread choice. What color was going to blend with all those different fabrics? So, I chose NO color. This was clear, monofilament top thread, and it offered some subtle texture, without detracting from all that gloriously meticulous piecing.

My quilting is all free-motion, hand-guided on a longarm quilting machine.

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