Jane contacted me in January about sending me her first two quilts for quilting. These were her very first quilt tops! I was honored she let me do the quilting for them. They are two very different looks, which was also fun since it allowed me to do some different styles of quilting for each.
(Note: until I find the camera that the kids ran off to make documentary travelogues with, I Am going to have to use camera pics. Boo!)
Jane’s first quilt is a pattern by Boo Davis’s Dare to Be Square book. She used some really great purple solids, and it was just a very pretty quilt that reminded me of spring. Given how much snow is on the ground right now, I really appreciated that! I wanted to emphasize how the purples and whites were tied together in long bands, so I used a spiral feather motif in each of the purple blocks, and then filled the leftover area of each one with a different “modern” fill.
You can really see the quilting on the back (and isn’t that pieced back awesome?? I’m totally doing this on a quilt. And soon.) I echoed the white bands at 1/4″ and 1/2″, which left a nice 1″ space in the middles, and I loved how it looked in contrast with the nice swoops and swirls. You can see it best on the back:
Jane’s second quilt was a lap quilt with double Quilter’s Dream bamboo batting (I love that stuff–such an awesome drape and so soft!) I really wanted those rainbows to pop, so I quilted a very simple series of lines in the black, tapering where the points came together at the “X” in the middle. Jane loves feathers, and had asked for those in the center blocks. I still wanted to give it a modern feel, and so used a very narrow pointy oval that I filled with pebbles as the spine.
Thanks, Jane, for letting me work on such fun quilts!