Monday, June 6, 2016
Jackie's Quilt: A Custom Finish
I was commissioned by my mother's friend Jackie to quilt and bind this quilt. It is a gift for her grandson's wedding. Her daughter pieced the quilt top and prepared the binding. I did the rest. I believe most of the fabrics were designed by Angela Walters and I had so much fun quilting this.
Jackie chose a dimpled minky for the backing and I learned one thing. The dimpled minky is so much stretchier than the flat/smooth minky. Using the Hobbs 80/20 batting and basting spray helped stabilize it during quilting. It turned out beautifully, but I will be avoiding the dimpled minky from now on.
I basted this queen size quilt on the floor of my craft room by moving my cutting table in front of my future design wall.
Then I quilted it on my Tiara. I set up an extra table to the side and used my ironing board to help hold the weight of the quilt.
When I asked Jackie how she wanted it quilted, she just said, "I trust you." While that was sweet, I told her that I needed more input than that. I pulled out my Floating quilt and she realized that there really were many options to choose from. She ended up choosing one of my favorite designs: swirls with curls or hooked swirls.
I love how it turned out and I am sure her grandson and his wife will love it too.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters have been up to.