6.14.2014

Breaking the "Rules"

This fabulous quilt was made by Melissa. Melissa told me that she made this quilt about 15 years ago and it's just been hanging out as a UFO, I'm super honored that after all that time she chose to bring her quilt to me for the machine quilting. Melissa told me that I could machine quilt this quilt however I wanted, just have fun with it. I'm sure that traditionally this quilt was supposed to have some echo quilting around all of the applique and then probably cross-hatching in the body of the quilt. Well, I decided to break all of the traditional rules with this one!
I had a lot of fun machine quilting this quilt. I machine quilted swirls and clams in the borders. I love the way those two designs play together. Both of those designs are taught in my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting. I machine quilted a feather flower and another block design in the body, I love how this quilt turned out!
Thanks so much Melissa for letting me machine quilt this fun quilt!

3 comments:

  1. You had fun breaking the rules! Looks great as always. See you very soon!

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  2. Broke the rules? Looks more like a masterclass in really making a quilt sing! What lovely you job you did with this, I would have never believed this was a 15 year old top.

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  3. Who needs rules? I don't and I'm glad to see that you don't either. This one is another stunner.

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