About a year ago, Guidel brought me a quilt top that was very special to her. It has over 4,000 pieces and I can't even imagine how many hours it took for Guidel to piece. At that time, Guidel told me she wanted this quilt to be "special" - and "no hurry" - it was more important that it be just right. She had two requests - first that the "zig zag border stand out" and second, that the overlap 3-D pieces were not to be quilted so they kept their dimensional effect. To be honest, I am so thankful that I waited until the timing was just right to tackle this one . . . and the right time was this July . . . here's a photo journey of the quilting process. The pattern is Star Struck, designed by Jackie Robinson.
First off, I had the top hanging on the wall for weeks just looking at it - trying to decide on the right quilting designs . . . I spent a lot of time just looking at it, drawing on my sketch pad and making notes.
|Guidel's Quilt - unquilted|
|Guidel's quilt - thread choices|
|SID around purple borders|
|Adding stitching to border|
|Filling in border design with continuous lines and swirls - then addition of continuous curves in patch area|
|Denser fill in outer border - see the 3-D effect?|
|Star Center - beginning or quilting|
Finished product . . . a few different views
Until next time, happy stitching from the Little House.