This quilt took quite awhile to get finished. Partly because of the pain in my arm and partly because she brought some black Hobbs batting which came out of the package looking like this. Not too bad at this angle….
but look at it from this angle. Oyi!
I believe this is a turning twenty design or a variation of it? I forgot to ask. It’s black, white, and a touch of red.
She wanted custom with a different design in each shape. So that’s what I did. I believe all the photos are clickable to enlarge and see details.
I did all the designs going in different directions depending on the way the block was turned within the top.
She also wanted white thread but I got her to agree to a light grey rather than a stark white thread.
The only place the stitching really shows up well for a photo is in the red fabrics and some of the more solid looking ones.
Over the years I’ve learned to do the designs up, down, to the right, and to the left in order to avoid turning the quilt.
It’s not always easy to come up with several designs to fit into several shapes. I keep a sketch journal of more popular designs and refer to it often.
Sometimes the customer is happy with the outcome and sometimes not so happy.
This quilt is made for someone’s birthday. She lives in another state.
Here is the reason this customer wanted white thread. I’m glad she let me use grey instead. White would have been way, way too striking.
Grey thread shows the stitch patterns but doesn’t blind you to look at it on a black background.
The stitching has the variety she wanted.
I took lots of breaks from swinging the machine around.
One more photo of the stitching designs.
Last thing to do was finish the binding.
It was picked up within minutes of my phone call to say it was finished. It’s now on it’s way home out west someplace. Time for me to head to the Dr office for my appointment.