Happy Friday everyone!! It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Anyone have plans? I’m wrapping up quilting an absolutely gorgeous quilt and then I hope to just relax for a few days!! Maybe go out to dinner with the family. Sounds like a plan!
More cool stuff happening here. I get to share another beautiful quilt I had the pleasure to quilt for LB!!!!!!! I know I said I was going to post about Midnight Harvest next, but I decided to share the newest version of Garden of Stitches called Petals & Pennies instead. Don’t worry I will not forget to post about Midnight Harvest. Garden of Stitches is a design from Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. She redesigned the pattern and features it on a black flannel with wool pennies. It is GORGEOUS!! Stunning. This is a wool lovers dream quilt!!
Lisa left the quilt design up to me, but mentioned she would like the quilting to be “simple but cool.” I think that is a good description for the way the quilting turned out. What do you think? 🙂 I forgot to take a before pic, but luckily had one that Lisa texted to me. Actually, when Lisa sent the pic to me, I joked and said “what did you whip that up in your sleep last night??” Because seriously, Lisa is a designing machine!!!
I LOVE how it turned out!! My family was all in agreement that we wanted to see this quilt hanging in our home!!
I quilted Pinwheel blocks into the open square blocks. You know I had to throw in a few feathers too. 🙂 I added some in the open blocks in the border. I liked the idea of mimicking the curve of the tongue and penny design.
I really wanted the flower applique to pop, so I quilted a simple double frame around the block. FYI the stitches on the applique…perfection. Lisa’s team did an amazing job!!
Then some cross hatching and straight lines…you can never go wrong with those!! The back looked really cool too. Also flannel.
Now, simple and cool quilting doesn’t mean easy or fast…I learned. I had a lot O stitch in the ditch. All the straight stitching is with a ruler, which again is pretty slow. Of course it never helps when this happens either.
Long story. I had it’s replacement on order the second it happened…well after a few choice words first. 🙂 I had more starts and stops with this quilt than any other quilt I have quilted so far. If anyone can come close to guessing the number…I’m thinking there could be a prize in your future! 🙂
This quilt will be featured in the Primitive Gatherings booth at Spring Quilt Market. I’ll be honest, it is super exciting to think that quilts that I have quilted will be at Quilt Market, but it is also very humbling. I am thankful every day for the journey I am on. I literally pinch myself. And don’t worry I still have my “I suck” moments of frustration!!! 🙂
I hope everyone has a super Mother’s Day!!