Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Really Like the Back...

This afternoon I finished a quilt for a customer. She was given 12 antique applique blocks and with a week had a quilt top made.
The quilt has 3 borders and sashing and corner stones. There are twelve 16" blocks - 6 Sunbonnet Sue/ Overall Sam and 6 Tulip. I stitched around the appliques and meandered the backgrounds in the blocks. To stabilize the quilt, I stitched in the ditch around all of the blocks and borders. I continuous curved the corner stones. I did a wheat design in the sashing, which you can't see on the front. The smallest border is a one inch solid blue border I double piano keyed it, the next board is a print and I did a feather and hook, the outer most border is the same solid blue so I double piano keyed it as well.
This quilt has made up for all the other quilts. The backing is antique muslin and even though the thread matches the backing you can see the quilting. Did I mention that I love the back of the quilt? :)
Lately most of the backings on the quilts I have done have not really showed off the quilting. On several of the quilts the thread matched exactly. It is kind of anti-climatic to take a quilt off the frame, turn it over and realized that you can't see any quilting.

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