Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Chain Reaction!

I recently had the pleasure of quilting a top as a surprise for my customer's Mother!

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!

 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Kay, I love the way you have quilted the feather from the border, peeping out into the block. Very nice indeed.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. What a wonderful surprise. Fantastic quilting on a beautiful quilt

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  4. Oh Kay, the quilting is spectacular! Your customer is going to be sooo excited to gift this quilt to her mother. I doubt her mother will even recognize her own quilt top! Love to hear about their reactions.

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  5. Очень красиво! Стежка идеально подходит.

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  6. Very beautiful! That is a large quilt too, many hours of work.

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  7. Kay, lovely quilting. Thanks for sharing! Regards, Judy

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  8. Hi Kay......your feather work on this quilt is stunning and so well executed. Bravo!
    LuAnn Kessi in Oregon
    luannkessi.blogspot.com

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  9. What a kind thing to do. Sure would like to hear of the response. When you find the right person, the gift is so much worth it. From the look of the quilt top I think she will love it. I sure would...Karencg

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  10. WOWSA!!!!!! This is fantastic, first It is probably my most favourite colour combo and then you add that gorgeous quilting.......bravo!

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  11. Awesome job Kay! I love how you quilted the border feathers into the body of the quilt!

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  12. Gorgeous quilting Kay! I love how you quilted the border feather into the body of the quilt!

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