9.24.2014

Double Snowball Quilt

Yesterday I finished up the machine quilting on this beautiful Double Snowball Quilt made by Paula. I love the bright fabrics with the touch of black. So crisp!
Paula sent me her quilt and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her, giving me the go-ahead to quilt it as I felt. I decided to really play up the rounded "snowball" look that the quilt has.
So I machine quilted a flower in the center the a couple of circles followed by a smaller border of circles and some echoing. 
I machine quilted heavy straight lines in the black and then an orange peel pattern in the corner blocks. I really love how it turned out.
I did change and use a few different thread colors. I don't like my machine quilting to take away too much from the actual quilt top, so sometimes changing thread colors is the best option.
Paula had a solid black backing, and also black batting, great for this quilt, I love how the bright thread colors really pop on the backing.
And just for fun, here's a picture of the quilt top before I began machine quilting, it's always fun to see the transformation before and after the machine quilting.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt this fabulous quilt Paula!

8 comments:

  1. Your quilting really makes the quilt pattern shine!

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  2. That is really neat, it reminds me of a spirograph :) Your work is so inspiring.

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  3. It is always so exciting to see the transformation from a top to a quilt.

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  4. And the "snowballs" become "medallions".....beautiful quilting. I agree, sometimes there's no way around changing thread colors!!!!!

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  5. I've never seen a double snowball before and I really like what you added to it.

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  6. Sometimes the quilting makes the quilt. While the top is beautifully pieces and very colorful, it really came together with your quilting. Love seeing the before and after.

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  7. Work of art! Two artists coming together on this project really make it magic!

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