This is a big one, much bigger than my hanging space for pictures!
I was very honored that Diane wanted me to quilt this for her. She spent 2 1/2 years assembling this quilt with lots and lots of “Y” seams! She wanted the quilting to accent the blocks and stabilize the “Y”seams. I suggested a continuous curve throughout the blocks and some ghosted blocks on the edges for interest.
I love this quilt! It was hard to decide what pictures to post, I took so many.
The thread matched the background fabric perfectly and the small meander frames the tumbling blocks.
As awesome as the front is, the back shows a great secondary pattern, not visible from the front.
The continuous curves mimics another block called Cathedral Windows, which Diane considered making instead of the tumbling block.
The optical illusions are awesome with this quilt.
Thanks for looking! 🙂 Linda
If you can believe it, this is Lisa’s first quilt!!! She did have a good teacher, Barb at Rainbows and Calico Things Quilt Shop to guide her along on her first venture into quilting. This was a very fun project to quilt with some considerations. Most photo quilts I just stitch right through the photo disregarding the picture or I outline the photo with SID, but the featured portrait photos were so large that I decided to quilt a vignette frame for each one spacing each one slightly different because of the blocking of the picture. Here’s a few photos, let me know what you think.
Lots of photos and fun fabric
Photos and fun fabric
Portrait Photo detail
Terry Twist, meander, 8 point star, SID
Terry Twist detail
Back detail view