Saturday, December 12, 2009

Debbie's Quilt

Look at the complexity, yet simplicity of this visually exciting quilt! Debbie brought it to us at the last moment with a plea to have it ready for Christmas. Although all of us want to avoid 'rush jobs', we had a hard time saying no to this particular top.

Each block is made up of 54 individual pieces and there are almost 300 blocks! Debbie's Mom pieced this impressive project and we were privileged to be able to enhance it with our quilting.

Using our APQS Millennium longarm machine, we freehanded a pattern with curves and points that I like to call Jamie Swirls, after a technique taught by Jamie Wallen. The quilting just shadows in the busy front but stands out as a piece of art in its own right on the plain muslin backing.

This was a really fun quilt to work on. The payoff came from Debbie picked it up and burst into tears of joy when she saw how it turned out. This experience typifies why we so love what we do - it is our passion, not just our work!