I have lots to share about Grand Rapids!!!!! Tons!!!!! Next week, though. :-) I will share the quilt that I just gave a peek of last post, "Lisa's Favorite Things" the Summer Freebie from Primitive Gatherings. I LOVE it!! Wool is near and dear to my heart, so of course I love it. :-) Lisa loves it too!!! She was very happy with the quilting!! It was a big hit in the Primitive Gatherings booth at the show. I think lots of folks that missed out on it being a freebie plan on ordering it as a kit. I will let the photos do the all the talking!!
I quilted on all the wool applique, not heavily but enough to secure them and give the motifs definition. I even quilted over all the stitched words. You cannot even tell but the effect is awesome. Makes the words look as if they were stitched after it was quilted!
I created a basket weave pattern with the quilting. I love it!!! Very fitting for the quilt.
The basket weave really flattens the background fabric allowing the wool appliques to stand out. I divided the background into 1" squares to create the design. Takes time and patience but well worth the effect!!!!
Hope everyone has wonderful weekend!!!