Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bali Wedding Star quilt

I was honored to be able to work on this gorgeous Bali Wedding Star quilt. The piecing pattern is a design by Judy Niemeyer, all done in beautiful batik fabrics. The pictures just don't do it justice- those batiks are so vibrant & beautiful. All that amazing paper-piecing must have taken hours & hours!
The quilt was 104" square, so I didn't have a way to get a picture of the full quilt. But here is a good size section of it.

This quilt is done with all hand-guided patterns. The Intelliquilter was not used at all for this one. Each of the little squares in the arcs are quilted with a continuous curve pattern, and the stars have a large arc pattern in those areas. The feathers are a hand-guided pattern, to fill in the light areas between the darker batiks.
For the feathers I used a finer thread, called "So Fine" by Superior Threads. Since there is a bit of back-tracking on the feathers, there is less thread build-up in those areas that have to be stitched over twice.

The edges of the quilt all follow the curved piecing, and so there will be some interesting binding techniques going on. I am hoping to see if after she has the binding complete.

A view from the back:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recent quilts

This first one is quilted with the "Bubbles" pattern. There are little fish in some of the fabrics on the quilt, and so the bubbles are cute with that.

This flying geese quilt was quilting using the "Gala Vine" pattern.

And this quilt by is done with freehand hearts.

And here's a quilt using the new "Wishing Star" pattern. I think it turned out very sweet. The customer is giving this quilt to her granddaughter who is moving into a big-girl bed. It looks like I only have a close-up of the quilt. I wish I had gotten a full image of the quilt.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New patterns

Pictures of the latest patterns available with the Intelliquilter: