Helen put together this fabulous quilt. It really feels like it was made for me with all the sweet fairies and the pink and green - my all time favorite color combo. The quilt is just beautiful. She used a damask fabric (I think that is what the fabric is) for the the sash, border and the embroidery blocks. It was perfect for this quilt. Every time I looked at the quilt I loved how "elegant" it looked. I was sad to send it back, but happy that Helen will now be able to enjoy her quilt all finished.
I used Magnifico thread for the top and So Fine thread for the bobbin, it was a great combo.
Helen said her taste for quilting is more simple, so I did my best to tone down my need to be extra detailed.
I think it worked out great.
These cute fairies are downloadable patterns by Sue Box, you can order this group called "Enchanted Fairy Treasures" here.
Working on this quilt made me want to get an embroidery machine, seems like it would be fun. I know it is a lot of work too - but the combo of machine embroidery and machine quilting is really fun. At least I think so.
The lettering used in the embroidery is from the Pfaff/Viking 5D Software.
The best part about this quilt is that I really had a chance to work on my free motion quilting. There is a little ruler work in this quilt, but a lot of free motion. That is what I love most about quilting, free motion.
I tried to keep all the blocks different and change up the quilting as much as I could.
The straight lines in the diamond blocks turned out great and I love the way the blocks on the left of the above picture turned out.
Feathers are always fun to quilt, so the big rectangles in this quilt were the right area to quilt them in. I haven't quilted traditional feathers for a while, so it was fun.
The border was a lot of fun to do. I am surprised I left it like this, I could have done more in the small squares, but sometimes less is more and I think it worked out for this quilt.
Love the back.
Thank you Helen for letting me quilt on your beautiful quilt. It really was a pleasure!