My latest client quilt turned out to be a lot of fun with a variety of custom quilting throughout! As I was quilting, I kept thinking of it as The Bunny Quilt, for good reason, don't you think?
This top was pieced a few years ago and was her first attempt at applique. I think she got the hang of it pretty well!
She used fabrics that were very traditional, maybe even some French General. All French General? At any rate, it was so fun to view this in person, but my photographic skills just don't do it justice.
She wanted 'light custom' for the quilting as she was donating the quilt to a charitable auction to benefit Hopewell
, a therapeutic farm community near Cleveland, Ohio, that serves adults with mental illness. A very generous offering from someone in Idaho!
I tried my best, but as the quilt progressed, I finally decided I just couldn't do 'light custom' on an applique quilt and just went for it. I tried to change up the quilting in each of the blocks, but several have that easy outline quilting (definitely light custom on those). Pebbles, on the other hand, are not.
Fun feathers around the border. A flowing leaf in the sashing.
I found I really wanted to stitch in the ditch around all these blocks and the sashing. But I refrained - light quilting!
For the most part, I left the applique pieces unquilted. Except for a
few straight-line stitching in the the birdhouse, water can and other
At any rate, it such a joy to have a quilt like this come through my door. I get to enjoy the labor of the quilter's efforts, and try to do something to enhance it just a bit.
I hope the auction brings a good amount for this quilt.
Oh - almost forgot to mention that I had an outbreak of Shingles while I tried to get this finished up for her deadline. Not fun! I even had the vaccine two years ago. Perhaps my case would have been more severe had I not had the vaccine. At any rate, I'd highly recommend everyone over 60 get a vaccine. There is a newer version now that is supposed to be more effective. Plus, I caught a killer cold and developed bronchitis while dealing with those shingles. Enough, already!
Come on Spring!
Quilting with a smile,