In between quilting custom quilts, I try to always quilt a few allover type quilts. It is a nice break from the concentration it requires to get a custom quilt done. I love the creativity in custom quilting, but it can be mentally and physically exhausting. Doing a few allovers before starting my next custom job really helps to re-motivate and re-energize me. I had the pleasure to quilt a very inspirational quilt for Pam. She was gifting it to someone who had lost a loved one far too soon.
The pattern is called Guiding Stars. In the white blocks, there are verses from the book of Psalms.
Pam did a wonderful job on the piecing with all those points! The fabric is beautiful. I love how it turned out. The quilting added texture and movement without taking away from the quilt. A simple allover swirl fit the bill for the quilting. The thread is Vegas Gold from Glide, top and bobbin. Batting is Quilters Dream Cotton in the mid loft.
Pretty back! What a beautiful gift.
On a side note, I was contacted back in March by Vickie Gillespie, the Publisher and Editor-in-chief of Quilters’ Digest to see if I was interested in submitting some of my work for publication. What a surprise!!! Of course I was!!!! Quilters’ Digest is an awesome publication that is available only at your local quilt shop…if they carry it. It is a quarterly publication. I highly recommend it!!! It is a wealth of quilting knowledge and tips!!
I was a little busy this spring 🙂 and kind of forgot about it, so it was doubly exciting and surprising when Vickie kindly mailed me the latest issue!!!
Hope everyone has a great week!