This is truly a simple but very cool quilt. It was brought to me for quilting by Awesome Grandma who did a quilt as a Christmas gift for every grandchild (10). A couple were given as tops with the quilting to be completed early this year. You can see the other quilts in previous posts. A blush look at the quilt brought a dazed look over my face as I had no clue how to quilt it. Grandma pointed out some designs she liked in the fabrics and that turned the lights on.
The fabrics she pointed out are the diagonal lines toward the top on both the left and right side of the black sashing in the picture below. She also pointed out the pumpkin seeds in the gray fabric on the bottom left. Perfect!
I started with a dark gray Aurifil 50 weight thread and my long Handiquilter straight ruler and stitched wonky diagonal lines from top to bottom between the sashing. They turned out great! The length and depth varies from section to section depending on the sizes of the pieces I was quilting across.
Using Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread, the black sashing was quilted free form with pumpkin seeds.
The backing was done in long vertical strips and looks as good as the quilt top:
The quilting looks even more cool from the back:
One more quilt to go from Awesome Grandma; I love this one.
I'll be teaching a beginner free motion quilting class this weekend but will definitely be joining some links parties, join one (or all!) using the link button on my sidebar and see all the creativity going on this week. See you there! Have a great weekend!