Kate made this fabulous Petal Pod quilt. I have loved this pattern ever since I first saw it in, Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. It's so simple, yet so awesome!
When Kate brought me her quilt she asked me to machine quilt just straight lines through the whole quilt, like the original. However, just before I began machine quilting it I chatted with Kate again and she told me that I could do whatever I wanted to add a little bit of interest.
I loved the simplicity of the pods so I wanted to keep that going, just add a little bit of detail. So I grabbed my rulers and did a lot of ruler work. Notice in the top picture I machine quilted 3 little pods in the bottom right corner.
I am in love with how it turned out!
Solid negative space like this is a long-arm quilters dream, well at least mine!
I rarely take pictures of the quilts I machine quilt before I quilt them, but I did with this one, and I think it's pretty cool to see how machine quilting can really bring a quilt to life.
Thanks for letting me machine quilt this awesome quilt Kate!
For more information on free-motion quilting check out my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.