I recently quilted Janine’s quilt, which I would love to share with you today.
Using a beautiful Audrey Hepburn portrait fabric panel, and supplementing it with some delightful french fabrics from Art Gallery – Cherie by Frances Newcombe, Janine pieced and appliquéd this amazing quilt top for her daughter, Lynette.
Janine wanted some simple and light all-over quilting done – enough to stabilise the quilt layers but not heavy which would detract from the patchwork. We selected a Handi Quilter digital pantograph called Flutterby and quilted it in a very light grey 50wt Rasant thread. I prefer grey over white as it blends in much more effectively over a wider range of base colours – including the pink and greyscale of the cameo prints.
It stands out most effectively in the floral border and on the plainer parts of the quilt.
Janine did such a fabulous job of appliquéing her daughter’s name down the middle – the butterflies and swirls effortlessly help catch the letters down without distorting or detracting from them. As much as I love quilting, there is a time and a place for it, and sometimes you say more with a light touch than a heavy hand.
The icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is splashed in happy pink all over the backing fabric. Congratulations on a gorgeous quilt Janine, I am sure that Lynette will be so happy with it when you gift it to her!
If you would like to talk about how I can add that finishing touch to your quilt, I’d love to hear from you! Check out my quilting site, Juicy Quilting, or email me HERE.
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