I’m really learning what it means to put your heart and soul into a quilt. It’s what I do with every quilt I get the honor of quilting, but this next quilt took me to a whole ‘nother level. This is another one of Deb’s quilts of American Primer fame. When I opened the box and saw “Ode To Virginia,” I looked at Scott and said “I hope when the time comes to quilt this, I’m a really good quilter.” Behold “Ode To Virginia” and a whole lotta photos.
Yes, each block has a different design. I had a lot of open areas to really tap into some creativity…that I didn’t even know I had! LOL!
Are you pictured out yet?? Just one more…before quilting. I’ve been forgetting to that and a couple of you emailed me that you would like to see before pictures.
I really worried about quilting this one. I just stress about my quilting doing these beautiful quilts justice. I totally changed my mind like 5 times on what to do with all the borders. In the end, I went with my gut. Several hours later…naturally. All the quilting is freehand, even the feather wreaths. Let’s see how do I describe what I wanted the quilting to do with this quilt??? When you look at this quilt, I wanted to draw your eyes to continually move across the quilt. I think I did good. 🙂
After, Deb received her quilts she sent me the nicest message. She said her quilts were “AMAZING” and “even much better than I said they would be.” She was at a retreat and said her cabin mates were “oohing and ahhing” over them. Deb’s kind words made my whole weekend!!
Now the specifics…Hobbs Wool batting and So Fine threads top and bobbin. FOUR color thread changes!! This quilt was designed by Deb for her guild as a BOM last year. Each block represents part of the state of Virginia. Deb did a phenomenal job!
I could probably post all week on just this quilt. I have about 100 more photos! LOL! Actually, this is #2 of the 3 quilts I quilted for Deb. I have one more yet to reveal. 🙂