– L & R Designs Quilting –

Designing, Sewing, Quilting QUILTS!!

Island Chain, Quilt One, Quilt Two

MM Island Chain restyled

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!

freehand feather meanderfreehand feather meander back detailFor Mary T.’s quilt, we decided on custom quilting with two thread colors, light in the light and dark in the dark.  Mary’s plan to use this as a raffle quilt for her church made me a little nervous!

Mary T Island Chain Raffle quiltThe quilt is queen sized and too large for my hanging space!  My goal was to compliment the graphic nature of the links by using a dark matching thread and using a different pattern in each link.

Border detail Island Chain backWhile 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?

Quilting detailThe borders are quilted with freehand feather medley,  no stress or rules, just fill the space!

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 🙂

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One Comment

  1. Love this quilt Linda! I haven’t had much time for sewing this year. I miss seeing you. Guess I better get busy so I have an excuse to come to Coralville!
    Hope your summer is going good and all is well with you family.
    Marilyn