Petal Pod Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting

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. 
Challenge accepted!
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.
Pattern was designed by Jessica Kovach of Twin Fibers, and is available in Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.


  1. It looks so cool with the quilting. Did you press it before you loaded it? What is on the back? I'm glad you got to have fun!

  2. This turned out amazing! Great job! Beautiful work!

  3. Stunning work! Impressive before & after photos.

  4. WOW!! Is all I can say, beautiful

  5. Once again, you've worked your magic and it came out absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure Kate is over the moon with the results.

  6. Oh yes, I love this quilting. It was perfect! You did awesome and the quilt design was cute as well as the fabric she picked :)

  7. I love that idea. Repeating the pods was perfect and it still keeps with the feel of the original while making it totally unique.


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