I recently quilted two Island Chain quilts based on the pattern in Kim Brackett’s book, Scrap Basket Sensations. Both quilters changed the pattern by adding additional rows of links and borders. And by the way, both of the quilters are named Mary!
For Mary M.’s quilt we decided on an edge to edge design, free hand feather meander, using a neutral thread. In this case, a light blue is neutral!
While the quilting doesn’t show up much on the front, it really shows on the back! I used a thread two shades lighter for the bobbin in the dark areas. The quilt back has a two tone effect. I love it! I didn’t realize Mary T. was entering this quilt in her local county fair until she called me to with the Best of Show result!! How cool is that?
This month has been crazy and I’m way behind on posting but here’s a link to some pictures of Rosemary’s Peacock Takes a Trip quilt.
Thanks!! Linda 🙂