Classical Beauty

Once again my customer and friend, Mary, has pieced a beauty. You would have to see this quilt in person to appreciate the precision of her piecing. The border print has a small circular motif at the edge and the seam is exactly the same distance from that motif all around the quilt. The miters on the borders match exactly. I can’t begin to even figure out how to piece this accurately.

Here’s the entire quilt.

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The embroidered blocks had a bit of rippling from the embroidery. So I put a piece of Quilters Dream wool the exact size behind the embroidery and stitched a very fine McTavishing. Ripples gone.

Center block has continuous curve, curved crosshatching and feathers.

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The blue border has a simple zig zag.
Here’s more of the embroidered blocks. Flying geese have line dancing and feathers. Blue and white border print around center block has scallops.

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I quilted a freehand feather meander in the quarter square triangle blocks. Really doesn’t show in pictures. I really love the chevron border top and bottom. Straight lines in the centers and curved crosshatching in the triangles.

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The last border was a challenge for me. It’s very wide. I divided it by stitching a straight line in a little white line in the print all the way around, on both sides. Whew. That was tough!! Then after trying 4 different freehand designs and ripping them out, I stitched 1/2″ double piano keys. Everything else I tried ended up showing up and then disappearing in the print. The result was muddy and confusing. So I decided straight lines worked best. The two sections on both sides got zig zags.

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I’m pleased with the results. Repeated designs tie the quilt together and all are appropriate for a classic.

Thanks For stopping by.
Linda

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One thought on “Classical Beauty

  1. I feel awful that you spent so much time figuring out what to quilt in the outermost border! The whole piece looks great in your pics. I really like the look of curved crosshatching in the white triangles. Can’t wait to pick it up tomorrow. You were born to be a longarm quilter, Linda! Thanks so much for your time and effort, not to mention skill.

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