Liz is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. We had a great phone conversation where she described her quilt as the never ending Irish Chain quilt. It was very large 89×112! She was interested in custom quilting to really make it spectacular. When we met we discussed some design ideas and my mind just took off with what to do! I got in touch with a pattern designer that knew had some beautiful Irish Chain design sets, I bought over $90 in designs and ordered about $60 in different shades of purple thread. I worked for weeks drawing and planning. It was going to be spectacular! When I finally started loading the quilt I realized there were a few challenges. The borders were a tad wavy, there would be puckers no matter what. I also discovered that the white block that I had planned on stitching an elaborate feather design didn’t fit my throat space. I could have divided the design but it’s much cleaner to stitch it all together. Lastly I felt that in the dark purple areas and borders you wouldn’t even see the quilting. Liz was prepared to spend A LOT of money on custom quilting for her quilt and I just didn’t feel right about it. For custom quilting, you should be able to see all the beauty! I really felt like an allover design called Abundant Feathers would be perfect. I spoke to Liz and she was fine with that idea. As you can see it turned out absolutely beautiful! Liz was so happy which really confirmed my gut instinct to go with an edge to edge design. I used a lavender thread that you can just barely see on the white blocks and shows on the darker fabrics. I can’t wait to see what she makes next.
2 thoughts on “It looks custom!”
Very nice quilt and good call on the quilting….this is such a beautiful quilt and you found just the right pattern for it. Nice when that work out…
Beautiful quilt and quilting!