My friend Kathy is set to arrive at my house today for a bit of a visit ahead of the retreat we are hosting at Fabriculous in Swan River, MB this weekend. To coincide with her visit I thought I'd share photos of a wall hanging that I quilted for her earlier this summer.
This wall hanging was the product of a round robin exchange with the North Star Quilt Guild in Flin Flon, MB. I owed Kathy a favor and she decided that my quilting this would make us even. I tried to pick design elements that were different from what Kathy would normally quilt herself. I only quilted on the background fabric and in the ditch around the blue fabrics. I decided on geometric elements in the center block, and first border and like the look a lot.
To add a little interest to the pebble background behind the flying goose border, I added three "ghost geese" at the corners to keep the flow going.
Behind the Celtic elements, I used a combination of pebbles and "Nemeshing" to add a bit of whimsy.
The outer border had me stumped for the longest time, but I decided something simple to frame the center was all that was required.
It was great that Kathy sent a light and fairly plain back as it is awesome to look at. It was a bit odd quilting for a friend and fellow longarm quilter, but it was fun too, so I look forward to trying this again in the future.