Monday, March 4, 2013

Joanne's quilt

 Gloria Bruce referred Joanne to me. Thanks Gloria! Joanne brought me this gorgeous queen size quilt that she had made using Asian fabrics. She was thinking of an edge to edge pattern, but I convinced her to let me do some custom work:) The cream tone-on-tone fabric was just crying out for some feathers!

I used the Asian feather design from Carla Barrett's blog. I just meandered the feathers around the outer cream spaces and the larger cream squares. I still can't get over how much fun this design is!

I stared at the Asian patterned star for a while contemplating the possibilities before I decided on a photo I had seen on Pinterest of one of Judi Madsen's quilts. Her blog, Green Fairy Quilts, has some great ideas and amazing quilting.

Then I decided to do something a little more linear on the outer borders to contrast all the swirling in the center. I quilted straight lines on the final border with 1/4" lines in between. I think it helped accent the circles instead of detracting from the design by quilting something busy on top. And the best part was I could follow the circles and quilt the lines without having to mark:)

Thanks Joanne!


  1. Oh yeah! it screams custom quilting. I hope she likes it.

  2. Beautiful quilting Laura!!! You've made this a very special quilt indeed!