Is everyone staying warm during the “polar vortex?” Ugh. Sounds like an action movie, I care not to be experiencing.
I love show and tell. I always find it so inspiring. I hope to be better this year on showing and telling. 🙂 Next up…Settler’s Puzzle, an original design I quilted for Pam Buda of Heartspun quilts. Pam will have all the details on the pattern here. I took a ton of photos for your viewing pleasure, but you may see some duplicates on Pam’s blog. 🙂
Threads are So Fine by Superior. Two layers of Dream Orient batting from Quilter’s Dream Batting. I wanted to give the quilting definition. Many times on the darker, reproduction style fabric, the quilting tends to get lost. Double batting helps to avoid that. Dream Orient has a lightweight feel and wonderful drape.
The pattern is a gorgeous design!! A cool take on a Irish Chain style quilt. Feathers and curved crosshatching make for a wonderful combination. I wanted to create the illusion of curves repeating surrounding the white squares and pinwheels. I LOVE how it turned out.
All the quilting is freehand. I used a my curved rulers from Jamie Wallen available here.
The corner design frames the quilt so well!
Some as I was quilting photos on the frame. It still amazes me the transformation quilts make from unquilted to quilted. 🙂
The back may tie the front as my favorite. You can really see the secondary circular design created from the back!!
I will do a follow up post to this one discussing how I came up with design and some marking tips for quilts. 🙂
On a sad note, please keep my dearest friend Lisa in your thoughts and prayers.