|Colorful Leaves 18" x 18"|
If you can believe it we had snow showers today! Highly unusual for this part of Pennsylvania. I feel like this might be an omen for the coming winter.
The other day I was on the phone with Betsy who is a member of one of the guilds I belong to. She happened to mention a leaf quilt she was working on. I realized this little gem was sitting around waiting to be quilted. If I waited much longer fall would be long gone.
I happen to be a person who likes a lot of quilting in my quilts. It seems like the trend is to quilt just the main parts and leave backgrounds unquilted. To me it looks droopy and baggy, not my preference.
I have seen some quilts that use a spiral where it starts in the center of the quilt. I felt this was too small for that type of quilting. So I decided to start in the corner and work my way out. I love it! It was also easy to do and gave me the look I like with lots of quilting. I just used the edge of my presser foot to do the spacing. It is not perfect but pretty darn close!
I used the triangle method to hang it. I love this method, quick, fast and done!
Another decision was the very low volume binding. At first I wasn't sure but now that it is hanging up I love it.
This Wednesday, October 21, at 9:30 I was invited to do a trunk show at the Loose Threads Quilt Guild. If you are a local and want to see my quilts (I am bringing a lot) they are located at 145 Chestnut Street Spring City PA. Come and say hi!