Some spring-y quilts for the cold Christmas eve! I'm making the rounds visiting family, Christmas is my favorite!
Only two quilts today, these were both quilted by Linda. I wanted to show some closeups of the quilting because it's brilliant. This beautiful batik top came from Christine B, it's butterfly themed. Look at the lower left corner where the sun is hitting to see the true colors of the border.
There was an additional outer border with large rainbow batik butterflies, but we decided since it made the quilt so large to save that and make a second quilt. So stay tuned for that!
Picture of the quilting from the back, so you can see it. I thought this motif was perfect!
This sampler quilt came from Marianne and Linda decided to do custom quilting on it with her computerized long arm.
She did this by choosing complimentary designs for each area and programming them over each small section of the quilt. Honestly it's stunning, totally a work of art.
I really love this. Obviously some quilters can freehand beautiful designs, some of you may have been around long enough to remember when Judy used to do work on CiL quilts, and others use acrylic rulers. I admire those folks, but I can't do either of those things. I'm queen of the stipple.
This is a kind of detailed quilting that I can relate to because it's more about math and scaling and computer programming than artistic ability. It's still creative and requires skill and thought, but it feels approachable, like something I might be able to do one day.
Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The September/October drive is running now, check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.