After keeping my mouth shut for so long, I can finally show you some quilts that I have had the privilege to work on.
Quilting Modern, the ultimate book on improvisational quilts, is finally out and I can talk about the quilts that I quilted in it!
Working on this book with Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen was such a great experience. It was the first time that I had collaborated on a project of this size, and it was truly a collaboration. When Katie was in town, I drove up to Jacquie’s house and they showed me the quilt tops. We discussed the inspiration for each quilt and we bounced ideas off of each other. It was a literal quilt “war room”.
The quits that I quilted for Quilting Modern represent some of my best work and I am so excited to finally be able to share some of them with you!
First up, Lilac Crush
This quilt is the perfect combination of graphic piecing with soft, textured quilting. I love how the flower meander quilting design not only adds a lot of texture and it helps soften the look of quilt.
This is a great example of an allover machine quilting design that is simple, yet impactful.
Since it is an allover design, I had to choose a single thread color. I could have went with a light tan, but instead I was brave and opted for a light purple thread. I think it turns out so amazing. It doesn’t clash with the brown, but adds a hint of color to the quilt.
Speaking of texture, there were a few pieces of linen in the quilt. There’s nothing quite like the look of quilted linen. I kept running my hands over it while I was quilting it, it was hard not to be distracted by it’s beautiful feel.
Want to learn how to quilt the Feather Meander? Check out this video tutorial I made for the design.
This quilt is the perfect example of using an allover quilting design to add texture to a quilt. The next quilt I am going to show is almost the exact opposite of Lilac Crush. But I am going to save that for another post!
Thanks for looking and Happy Quilting!!!