Along with the busy times of summer comes the busy time of preparing for the fall quilt shows. Each summer I start getting contacted about May to beginning quilting quilts to be entered in fall quilt shows. This gorgeous customer quilt is one of those!
The geometry of this quilt is magnificent and we wanted something unique that would showcase that geometry. So I started from the beginning photographing the quilt and printing a photo of it. Using tracing paper on top of the photo, it was time to brainstorm. Doing some ruler work seemed the most logical plan so I started trying different angles and circles with the plan of combining them with some gorgeous feathers.
This star block became surrounded by a broken and echoed circle and then filled with feathers. At this point the outer circle seen here did not exist. That can be the beauty of using rulers.
What created the outer circle of that previous star block was the arcs surrounding this little hunter star. While the arcs created a dramatic effect in this background area, they also created a double circle around the large star block.
The pieced blocks needed a little quilting so we did something simple that would accent the background designs. The circle area got some of those gorgeous arcs along with a couple of feathers in the points.....
while this hunter
star received some 1/4" curved quilting to soften the dramatic angles.
These lovely flowing feathers on the border finished the inside of the quilt off beautifully. Now to the border!!
The border is striking but with a print, we wanted to keep it very simple. So I used my Quilted Pineapple rulers again for a large dramatic double arc with some triple lines coming out of each.
The backing shows off the simplicity of the design a little better. It's actually quite elegant.
This quilt will actually be judged so I am eager (and scared) to hear feedback on the quilting portion. But the owner is thrilled and so am I. Hope you enjoyed the quilting process of this custom quilt. Now on to the next one!
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