This epic quilt was made by Amy using the Bird's Hill Quilt pattern from The Blanket Statement. It is not only epic in fabric choice, and size but in the number of HSTs Amy had to make and trim! This quilt is definitely made for a king size bed at 110" x 110" (the third largest to pass through my studio) as it reaches the floor on my queen.
Amy found the coolest Star Wars Watercolor fabric from Camelot fabrics. She paired it with a black Ruby Star Speckled fabric for the background. Amy selected the Arrowful pantograph and a lovely copper Magnifico thread that picked up the speckles in the background print.
It's a beauty Amy, but I have to say I'm glad I'm not doing the 440" of binding!! (You should probably cut 12 strips to be safe!)
Susan sent this lovely quilt and I immediately knew the pantograph that would add the perfect finishing touch. The Fanciful Fliers pantograph has butterflies and loops and complemented the entire quilt but especially the border print.
It is April 12 and snowing here today so I’ll just enjoy these butterflies and think of false spring that was here when these photos were taken!
This stunning Gypsy Wife quilt was sent to me by Linda for some custom quilting. As Linda was putting this top together she spent time looking at how others had quilted their Gypsy Wife quilts, and she developed a clear idea of how she wanted hers quilted.
Linda requested simple quilting that highlighted the piecing, mostly stitch in the ditch work, with some added quilting motifs in the larger areas to soften them.
Linda sent some lovely wool batting for the quilt, and it really added definition to the quilting. Sometimes stitch in the ditch is a lot of work for little visual impact but not this time. In the case the wool batting was totally worth the splurge!
The entire top was quilted with grey 100 wt. Microquilter thread, and an orange Bottom Line thread in the bottom to blend with the yellow and red backing fabrics.
I know I will never piece my own Gyspy Wife quilt so it was a real treat to have such a beautiful one visit my studio for a short time.