I wanted to go over a few specifics regarding Colfax County. I used So Fine thread #405 top and bobbin. Just about a whole cone of it! Batting- Dream Cotton Blend. Love that batting!! All the quilting is freehand. I went through 3 air erasable markers. I did not premark, but I marked guidelines for the design. I used two different curved rulers...Deloa's 15" Boomerang for the CC hatch design in the center of the blocks and Rhonda Beyer's Large Crescent Ruler to create spines for the feathers.
Now onto the beautiful Shades of Baltimore Winter. *added* Pattern is by Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles. The pattern can be purchased here. My client, Heather did an amazing job on the applique!! I will let the photos do all the work. :-)
Kathy) for suggestions, especially with regarding threads and quilting on the applique. I thought I would quilt a motif in the border that went with the quilt, holly leaves worked out perfect! I remember Judi, quilting holly leaves onto one of her client quilts that I loved. After figuring out the design, I made a few homemade templates.
Heather submitted her quilt to the HMQS quilt show. Although, no ribbons, she said the judges remarks were all wonderful, especially regarding the quilting. I have never had a quilt judged in a major show, so to hear that...I cannot tell you how happy that made me!!!
Hope everyone has a great week!!