Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tech Sunday - A Tale of Three Quilts

One of the hardest decisions to make is what design to quilt.  I had the opportunity to quilt the same quilt 7 types a couple of years ago.  Yep!  Seven times, in a row.   Some of them were custom and some were edge to edge.  They were all for the same person.  This first picture is of one of the custom quilts.  I did a  dense back ground fill, holly in the green parts of the wreath, c's in the red board and bead board in the dark green border and changed threads.  The quilt looked great.  
 Here is a close up of the background fills
And here is the back so that you can see the holly and the stitch in the ditch.
On the next quilt I did Holly in the outer border, loops in the read border and did and all over border to border fill in in the wreath.  I still changed thread.
Here is a closer shot
 On this last quilt I did an edge to edge of all over holly with no thread changes.
I could have quilted every one of these quilts the same way.  But I like that they each have their own personality.  All three quilts turn out great.  There is no one right way to quilt a quilt.  

These quilts were quilted with 3 different budgets in mind. The bottom quilt is currently hanging in my studio, because, in the case, the customer was my Mom.  The top one is Mom's and the middle one I think is at my sister's house.  The other four were given to family and friends.  They are all unique even thought they are all the same pattern with different border fabrics.   

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