Sunday, February 26, 2017

On the frame.... Maria's quilt

The first glimpse at a customer's quilt is always exciting!  This quilt is no different!  Absolutely GORGEOUS fabrics!!!!!

However, this king-size quilt is a bit slower-going than normal due to a cute creative orange border addition.  As I was pressing the top a final time before loading onto the frame, I needed to brainstorm a new plan-of-attack.

Typically, I'm an edge-to-edge pantograph quilter, however this little lip will create havoc in that plan.  Therefore, time is being taken to tie-off threads at the start and end of each pass in the center portion of the quilt in order to keep her border treatment to remain unique.  Once the center is quilted, the quilt will then be reinstalled length-wise in order to quilt her outer borders.

Pantograph of choice:  this edge-to-edge 7" pantograph from Cheryl Barnes.
Thread (top and bobbin):  Aurifil #2314

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