Monday, March 20, 2017

Gloria's Amazing Applique quilt

This quilt was a long time in the making. Gloria is a really productive piecer, and after devoting her capable attention to this applique stunner for A WHOLE YEAR, she brought it to me for quilting. Look at this thing! It's amazing! It's intimidating!!!

I love, love, love this piece. I'm so glad Gloria had the fortitude to get through it and enough faith in me to let me quilt it. I developed a strong appreciation for all the applique work she did when I quilted in the ditch around every single piece of it. Then I echoed 1/4" away from the applique. Then I filled in the background space with a tight filler and added continuous curve in the checkered inner borders. By staying off the applique, it maintained loft from the batting underneath and gave the quilt a lot of dimension. It pops out and grabs your attention. I'm really pleased with it!

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


  1. This is absolutely stunning Carrie and Gloria!! Love all the quilting designs, they create wonderful texture that highlight the applique beautifully!

  2. This is an absolute show stopper! The applique was so beautifully done, and your quilting choices are spot on. Love, love, love it all!