Sometimes an all over design really is what a quilt needs. This one is blooming feathers, an Anne Bright pantograph.
There's something so wonderful about a quilt with lots of negative space. It just gives so much room to play! Swirls and feathers add a ton of movement to the top, with added interest from more geometric designs in the hexagons. I can't wait to quilt this on a larger piece!
This beautiful batik quilt was made by Helen for a friend in hospital. I wanted to quilt something cheerful and organic that would soften the piecing lines slightly. I thought of echoed flowers, with hearts as some of the centers to reflect how much love she is surrounded by.
Little did I know she collects items with heart themes so the quilting couldn't have been more perfect. This one really made me feel privileged to do what I do!
This is a wedding quilt for my sister's friends. Unusually I'm starting with the back of the quilt. They're quite a retro, minimalist couple, but we needed to work their initials and the date in, so on the back they went. It's quite a contrast to the subdued front!
This was freehand quilted with a combination of swirls and graphic elements. I love the technique of breaking up the background into fractured tiles. It makes it possible to add slight variations in the fill without it looking strange!
There are 2 hears quilted somewhere in all the swirls. I wonder how long it will take Katie and Peter to find them!
This one I made for me, or more than likely for the hubs and the dog to snuggle under on the couch. I quilted it with one of my favorite all over patterns ever, the iconic Denyse Schmidt infinity scroll. It's just such a great design!
This one is fresh out of the dryer and off to the hospital - it's a charity quilt from my local guild. I decided that what is better than to welcome a new baby with all the wonderful things he or she will grow up to be. Silly, playful, happy, smart, loved. This would be such a fun way to commemorate other special milestones - a graduation, wedding, birthday. I can't wait to do more of these!