Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wise Tree by the Art of Possibility

If you have been in Wish Upon a Quilt recently, you may recognize this quilt.
The fabric is Wise Tree from Free Spirit.  The designer is The Art of Possibility Studios.  The Art of Possibility Studios represents artist that have physical disabilities.   I love this fabric, it is so vibrant and happy.  The pattern is Perfect Ten by Swirly Girls Designs.  Lynn from Wish feel in love with the fabric and pieced this top.  She used the leftover fabric to make the pieced border.  

I wanted to show you the unquilted top this time so that you can see how the quilting effects the top.  The hardest decision for me was the thread.  My initial thought was to use really wild variegated thread.   I spooled a lot of thread on this quilt before the gold thread that I finally used.  The gold thread has a slight sheen, but it is not metallic.  It is actually So Fine, but superior threads.  I love how it looks on the marbled brown fabric!  It blends into the wild prints but it really shows on the brown.  

I did a large swirling meander on the printed fabrics and a coordinating border treatment in the brown frames.  
There are offsetting swirls in the brown border and the the pieced border.  The beauty of this treatment is that you quilt both borders at the same time as you go around the quilt.  

Lynn did a absolutely beautiful job in piecing this quilt.   It is one happy bright quilt.  I can't help but smile every time I see it.  

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