My cousin Donna is an accomplished quilter and does wonderful work. Occasionally she has sent me a quilt and I’ve quilted it for her. In August at our annual family picnic I gave one to her I had finished and she gave me one to do. I asked her when she needed it done and she said no hurry….
Well Donna lives in Alaska and isn’t home real often so I just put the quilt on the back burner.
Then about a week or so ago I saw that Donna is coming home for her Grandma’s 98th birthday. Well her Grandma is my Aunt Agnes and I know her birthday is in February so that means I had to get to that quilt… so Saturday I did.
If you follow me on Instagram you likely would have seen this photo.
It took me a bit as I had to piece the back and any time I do anything for someone else I always second guess myself lots. What color of thread would they want? What design would they want? Then I remembered that I had asked and she had said-whatever…so whatever is what I did.
I love this edge to edge design motif. I use it a lot. It’s nice because it isn’t floral. So many designs are floral or feminine and I don’t always like that…sometimes yes…. but I thought this quilt already had enough feminine with the colors. This design is one I can easily do so that was the pick.
I did a big debate on thread color and ended up with using purple. Black seemed too much…the pink more feminine again.
This is the backing that was sent to go with. It has a pretty swirl to it. Again the big debate on thread. I have a light grey that matched pretty good but I opted to not use that. My tension is set good on the machine but still occasionally a thread will show from the back to the top and I didn’t want any grey thread showing on the top.
I called Kelli and she suggested using a variegated purple and that’s what I did.
Here are a few more shots of the quilting.
You can see why it’s one of my favorite motifs. It can go on many quilts.
I am so glad to have this one done. Like I said, I’m always so nervous to have other people’s quilts here to work on. I just never know if they are going to like them. Plus I am really a not picky person on my own quilts and I know that others are more picky. I just never want to disappoint. That’s why I just can’t do machine quilting for a living.
This one is all bundled up waiting to it’s owner. Ah…I am so glad. I have one of my own on the frame now. I can’t wait for it to be done too!
I’ve had a few requests for me to do some posts on free motion quilting. Is that something more would be interested in??