Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Custom Quilting

 This week I did some custom quilting.  I haven't done too much of it lately.  This quilt was absolutely amazing!  It was a friend of mine has a daughter getting married.  She and sisters, nieces, son etc. made blocks that my friend assembled into a queen size quilt.  I'm sure some of you have done this before.  I haven't seen any as amazing as theirs.  Here are a few of the 36 blocks.

I thought this one was fun.  I added flowers and butterflies in the quilting.

This one was made by my friend's son. 

I like how the frame around the picture turned out.

My friend's sister is an artist.  I love seeing what she comes up with!

This one I added some flowers to the basket.

This traditional block I added a nice design that I thought complemented the piecing.

The turtle represented the groom, so I came up with a more masculine design.

While I loved quilting this quilt and coming up with different designs that added to each block, I am glad I don't do custom quilting very often.  I can't handle quilts being on my quilt machine very long.  But it is signed, sealed, and delivered, and they love it so everything is great!


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Wonderful blocks and your quilting selections are perfect :)

rubyslipperz1052 said...

really pretty quilt...wonderful idea to incorporate family into a memory quilt with such a special event.


Cathy said...

What a beautiful idea and a beautiful quilt. I love the quilting. Hugs.

Gari in AL said...

I really like what you did on each block. I have enjoyed custom quilting but not while I am trying to come up with something different for each block. Once I have decided, though, then I think it is great fun and makes for a wonderful quilt.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I'd love to see a photo of the quilt in its entirety. Do you have one you can post? I love the custom quilting!!!

Teresa said...

Pretty soft colors and the blocks are so fun to look at. Nice job on the quilting too. Would love to see then entire quilt.