These beautiful quilts were pieced by Alvina R. This first one is a sampler, and I used the "Gala Vine" pattern on it. I love how this viney pattern give so much texture to the quilt, without distracting from the various pieced blocks. I love the colors in this quilt... I've always admired sampler quilts, I really should make one myself.
She also piece this strippy quilt, and I did some custom quilting on this one. I used a braid pattern in the plain strips, and a square feather wreath in the blocks. The wreath had an open section in the center, and so I filled that in with a star pattern that I made up, to mimic the pieced star section. I think it makes a fun little unexpected detail in the center. The braid pattern was repeated in the outer border.