This was a beautiful quilt, and so pretty in the pastel pinks and purples. I love this combination of colors. The blocks are five sided log cabin style with at least a dozen different prints. They were left for our local club’s program chair at our sew in and no one claimed credit. The blocks were so pretty, and Marti set them on point with pale pink squares, and found a neat striped fabric for the border. She wanted some kind of quilting that would show nicely in those pink blocks and I had the perfect thing.
Once again, the quilt is flat as can be even with all the bias edges in the setting design.
The pantograph is the same one I used on my AQS jury accepted quilt 2 years ago at the national show. It is called Plumeria Garden by designer Lisa Calle at Intelligent Quilting. It takes up excess fabric nicely if there are waves in the piecing, but this wasn’t needed in a quilt constructed by Marti. Heaven to quilt. Loading it up, I auditioned thread colors, and decided on a sweet pink Essentials thread. As usual, I put Bottom Line in the bobbin. The batting is Warm and White donated by The Warm Company. I started the quilting, and rolled it to the next pass.
Remember how I always say that I learn something with every quilt? Well this one was no different. Sometimes it is an exercise in problem solving. This time, while quilting one pass, the laser light wasn’t firmly tightened, so it drifted during the quilting. What that left me with was gaps in only part of the quilting between passes.
Oh great, now what. I couldn’t quilt another pass of the pantograph because there wasn’t enough room between the two. and when I got to the other end, the pantographs fit together again.
So, after a little thought, I decided on doing a bit of echo quilting, with a bit of the motif shapes as I could do them freehand. Whew! It doesn’t follow the pattern, but on a charity quilt, I am hoping that the similar density will camouflage the mistake.
The pantograph looks wonderful in those large pale pink squares, lovely texture.
Once again, I marvel at how flat the joining points are between four blocks.
I rotary cut the excess off after finishing the quilting.
My favorite Slow Sunday stitching, putting on binding.
All done, and ready to deliver.
I love these colors and this design. I am seriously thinking of making one for myself!
Someone is going to be just delighted!
Have you made a quilt with a block like this?