Peggy was having a big birthday in June (80 years young), and as a suprise her Daughter secretly brought one of Peggy's own quilt tops for me to quilt totally unknown to her Mother. Peggy didn't even know it was missing!
The pattern is a traditional Double Irish Chain set on point but the fabrics are contemporary, batiks in tans and peaches with greens on a cream background. I used a tan coloured backing fabric (as seen in my previous post).
I used a gold coloured Glide thread in both neeedle and bobbin for the coloured fabrics and cream in the background with Hobbs 80/20 batting.
The quilt finished at 100 x 90 inches!
My Quiltazoid came in handy to stitch the spines for the wreaths and make sure they were centred, but everything else is freemotion hand guided.
I quilted continuous curves in the chains with pumpkin seeds running through and stylised feathered wreaths in the blocks with pebbles in the centres.
The flying geese borders had more continuous curves and swirls in the coloured geese fabrics and feathers in the sky fabrics.
I had a lot of fun with the feathers from the inner border overflowing into the setting triangles....
I hope that Peggy is pleased with our design choices and has many happy years using her quilt!