It isn’t often we do a quilt twice, but this year we did!
It’s a different quilt top made by a different owner, but we have quilted this design before.
We’ve done other quilt tops in this style too and like to approach the quilting part the same way.
We outline the skinny inner border and do a simple scroll. There’s also a simple design in the outer border.
For the main patchwork square area, a diamond crossmatch shows this off to the best advantage.
We do this in a few passes, marking midpoints as we go and using a ruler.
And then for the focus of the quilt – the appliqued insert near the top. This is where custom quilting really helps showcase the applique. I outline each piece, then swing in to add details – stems on the leaves, rays in the stars, branches in the trees. I fill in the background with a dense mix of swirls and waves. This flattens the background and helps focus on the elements.
We switched thread colors on this, using a Christmas green in the border and main areas, then switching to my favourite fine 60w thread for the detail work.
Isn’t it gorgeous?