Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prairie Points...

I got to do a very special quilt for a customer.  She made it for her daughter for Christmas.  It is a memory quilt with pictures of her daughter and son growing up.  Judie did a beautiful job on this quilt.  She has the pictures professional printed on fabric.  This is her very first print and she did prairie points.  They were already attached to the top when I picked it up.   Since the backing need to be turn under and stitched, I need to leave space on the edge of the quilt. Here is a picture of the quilt on my frame.  I used low tack blue painter's tape to make were I did not want to stitch so that I did not have to mark the quilt with a marking pencil, pen or chalk.  It worked really well.

Did you also notice the flat head pins I used to pin down the prairie points.  I did this on all 4 sides making sure that all of the pins were parallel with my rollers.  It worked really well.  I also did long basting stitches to mount the top so that it would be easier for Judie to get them out when she was hand finishing the quilt edge.

You can see the flowers and leaves I did in the outer border, the feather and hook in the inner board and the all over leaf freehand that I did in the main body of the quilt.

I really like this all over leaf freehand.  I am sure that it will be a go to all over design.  It really adds a lot of dimension to the quilt.

The neat thing is that I am able to use it to frame things like the pictures on this quilt, as you can see in the corner of the block in the picture above.  It was a great choice for this very feminine quilt.

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