7.14.2014

Custom Machine Quilting - Feathers & Cables

Last week I spent a couple of days machine quilting this beautiful quilt for Jean. It's a gorgeous quilt and she's giving it to her grand-daughter as a wedding gift! What an awesome grandma she is!
When Jean brought me this quilt she told me that she loves feathers and cables. Cables aren't something I generally think of quilting, I really don't know why I don't quilt them more because they are awesome.
After she told me that's what she wanted on her quilt I just went to town machine quilting it as I liked. I think it turned out pretty awesome.
The backing is a solid, I love the way the back turned out, I think this could totally be a reversible quilt.

As I was machine quilting this quilt I shared a couple of photos on Instagram and Facebook, thank you all so much for your kind words over there! You all make my day! There were a few questions, so I thought I'd answer most of those here:
I free-motion quilted the border feathers, as I quilted those I did not mark anything, I do stitch my stem first and then go back and fill in the feathers, when I free-motion quilt feathers the only time I ever do any marking is when I'm quilting a medallion and I want a perfect circle stem or medallion, then I will mark. I shared my thoughts about machine quilting feathers here. I also teach how-to quilt my feathers in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.
Several also asked about the cables, no this are not free-motion quilted, there are several rulers out there that make machine quilting cables easier, for these cables I used my statler stitcher to quilt perfect cables.
I did stitch-in-the-ditch around all of the blocks and borders, I like the look that the stitch-in-the-ditch added.
Happy Monday! I hope you all have a great week!

10 comments:

  1. Well, your quilting has certainly taken what was already a beautiful quilt and made it into a masterpiece! Just beautiful!

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  2. It is soooooooooo..... beautiful. There really are no words...

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  3. Just gorgeous! I need to pack up some tops to send to you!! Think Swoon!...finally!

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  4. You are absolutely right! The back is just as gorgeous as the front. What a lovely quilt. Now that I've been practicing some FMQ, I have a whole new appreciation for the incredible work that you do. As I sit there, I hear you telling me to take my time. It's hard, but it sure is fun.

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  5. Absolutely stunning! Beautiful design!

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  6. Just fabulous. That is one luck bride.

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