Monday, February 15, 2010

Leslie's Quilt

The quilting on this beauty was completed late last night, have you noticed a trend of late night finishes? You may get the idea that I am a bit of a night owl and you would be correct!

I guess the block construction was quite a challenge, it was a class project, but Leslie persisted until she got them done. Her points are always so nice and the quilts so square and this one was no exception.
The quilting is hard to see at a distance, the fabrics are busy batiks and the thread is a blue/green variegated in the body of the quilt and a King Tut green/yellow variegated for the border and sashing.

Each block has a leaf wreath and the border is leaves. If you click on this close up you can see some of the quilting detail, it's very "subtle" so as not to distract from the geometry of the quilt.
I forgot to take a pic of the back but the quilting was even less visible there with an olive green Bottom Line thread. I love BL thread in the bobbin, not so much in the top because it seems to shred on my machine [unless I go slow]. I would use Sew Fine in the top when a thinner thread is needed, not necessary in this case.
The quilt is already on it's way back to Leslie but I will ask her for another pic once it's bound.


GardenofDaisies said...

Roslyn, Leslie's quilt is so pretty! And your LA quilting work is gorgeous! I like the colors she worked with. I also think it is interesting how she chose to vary the placement of the light and dark blue triangles, so it doesn't have that "bear paw" look. I feel like I learn something new every time I look at a quilt.

Karen said...

You do beautiful work Ros. I love looking at all your finishes.

Andee said...

Looks great! Both you and she did a nice job!

3anklebiters said...

beautiful quilt.

Reddirt Woman said...

The subtlety that you LA in the quilt tops you quilt absolutely intrigues me. One of the things I love about visiting here is your artistry in the designs you choose for each quilt.

Hugs and happy quilting!