Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jacobean Tapestry

Here's another beautifully embroidered quilt from Rumpled Quilt Skins in Okotoks, AB. To achieve a tapestry effect, this embroidery dense design included over 4,000,000 stitches! It is a very detailed piece, but the gals at RQS tell me that it is completely achievable by a confident beginner who has the time to see it through.

For quilting, I used channels to connect embroidered motifs in the quilt top, and also featured focal designs in the open corners. But the most time-consuming part of this quilting project was simply outlining "in the ditch" around much of those delicate embroidered areas. The double-layer of batting and the delicious wool fabric of this quilt top work with the quilting lines to create an embossed look.

RQS will be teaching this as a class on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4-6. Kits will be available in a range of backgrounds. Required hoop size of 8x10". Call 403-938-6269 to find out more and reserve your spot!


  1. Wow, that is fabulous! I have been visiting your blog for some time and love, love your quilting. You are so very talented and your customers are lucky quilters!

  2. This is such an awesome quilt!! And your quilting is gorgeous! You really made the quilt shine!