This beautifully pieced quilt top was custom quilted with a design called Barbra’s Feathers from One Song Needle Arts (Donna Klienke) in the area surrounding the stars. The stars are quilted with a custom designed 8 pointed scrolled filigree. There is extensive stitch-in-the-ditch throughout the quilt.
The resulting quilt looks wonderful!
Trail Blaze was custom quilted for Jacqueline with a rope pattern, custom designed for the basket weave sections. The light salmon coloured background is densely quilted with a cobblestone pattern by Anne Bright. The inner border is quilted with a leaf sashing which I designed for this quilt.
The outside borders have a maple leaf pattern which I designed in Adobe Illustrator. I picked a leaf from the tree, scanned it, traced it in AI and added veins to the centre of the leaf. Then I copied the leaf to make it into a block which I used in a point to point manner, This was the first design I made with Adobe Illustrator, so the learning curve was exceedingly steep. However, I was extremely satisfied with the resulting design.
All of the quilting designs complement the piecing well.
This butterfly sampler was custom quilted with a variety of butterfly-themed designs. The thread is Glide, a shiny trilobal polyester, which gives a bit of sparkle to the quilt.
The border design is Acanthus Butterfly by Donna Kleinke of One Song Needle Arts.