I am always thrilled to quilt for Beth, she is a long time customer of mine and I always love her quilts. She is the applique queen and the colors of her quilts are always so fun. I asked her to tell me about this particular quilt and here is what she said:
This has been one of my favorite quilts. It was a BOM called “Let’s Twist Again” by Sue Ross thru Material Obsession. It was a great learning quilt. It had everything from paper piecing to templates to appliqué. I hand pieced most of the blocks but of course added the machine when I could. Material Obsession website offers several BOMs about once a year, usually starting in the late summer. I am just infatuated with the Australian and English quilters. The Australian quilters use color like I have never seen and the English for their incorporation of old techniques with new colors-the hexagons.
Okay, so I only used one layer of batting this time - Quilter's Dream I think, and I love that stuff! I need to get some of my own. I used Magnifico thread for the top and So Fine for the bottom. I chose to use gold thread because I think it pulled in all the colors of the quilt together. This quilt took me 23 hours to quilt and I quilted most of it last week.
I chose to do a "simpler quilting" design on this quilt because of the fabrics. I didn't want to take away from the quilt, just wanted to add to it. It's funny that my simpler quilting designs still take so long, I have to constantly tell myself that it's okay to not add more detail.
A lot of stitch in the ditch, straight lines and a bit of marking went into the quilt.
Connecting curves always compliment the design in a quilt.
What I loved about the border was that I didn't have to mark it! Such a great border fabric and a simple crisscross pattern sets it off nicely.
Free motion feather swirl ;-)
Each one of these blocks are so unique and fun, what a great pattern this is.
Favorite block ;-)
Have I ever told you I love quilting?
The texture on this quilt just makes me want to sing! Sorry, getting a little cheesy here....
Wait, I think this was my favorite block!
Yeah, my favorite!
And, it looks cool on the back too!
So, three quilts done in as many weeks of this month. I am happy with the progress I have made with my quilting and I hope to be able to continue the schedule like the past few weeks. Next quilt is going on the frames tonight! Wish me and my back some luck - I think I need to start lifting weights ;-)