Sew Red is book that is helping raise money and awareness for heart disease.
It also just so happens to have 2 quilts in it that I quilted. The first one that I am going to share with you today is Mark Cesarik’s quilt:
When I was thinking about how I would quilt this quilt, I kept thinking I would like to quilt with two different sides. Kind of like a before and after, maybe? I just kept thinking about the reason the quilt was made. I don’t know if it makes sense or not, but I just think that someone who found out that they had heart disease wouldn’t be the same afterwards. It would change their perspective…right?
I didn’t have any reason for picking the designs that I did, I just knew that I wanted them to contrast. So on one side, I quilted straight lines with a curvy line thrown in for good measure. (I have to keep it from being too boring!). One the other side I went with circles.
A photo of the back shows the quilting in the blocks themselves. I kept the quilting fairly simple since it’s not visible on the front.
I love when I can use the inspiration of the quilt pattern as the inspiration for the quilting design. It just seems to make everything fit together so nicely!!
On a different note, tomorrow (March 14th) at 11 MST/12 CST I will be participating in a webinar for HandiQuilter. I will, of course, be talking about machine quilting. I will be showing a bunch of pictures and discussing some of the things that I consider when quilting different quilts. If you are free during that time, I hope you will join us. But no worries if you are busy, they will make a recording available for you to listen to as well!!