Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dori's Sunflower Quilt

This is my latest customer's quilt. Dori had been upset when she finished the top, to see that the center bellyed out a little when she laid it out flat on the floor. She didn't want to take the borders off & start over, so I told her I thought I could solve the problem with Trapunto under the whole flower. It worked well. I layered Hobbs wool batting under it first & quilted it with wash-away thread (Signature, Vanish, I love it! it worked well on Lily). I then trimmed all of the background areas of batting away, leaving just the flower , stem & leaves with the wool. Next I put it back on Lily with the backing & regular Cotton batting, & did the all-over quilting.
For the borders I took a cue from the green & gold print on the right, & mimicked it's design all the way around.
I did circles in the flower centers, & the veins on the leaves, quilting through the double layers of batting.
I did swirly sunny designs for the background quilting. It was a fun quilt & I loved the colors. Now I'm off to deliver it.

11 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Outstanding work! beautiful solution!

Fran├žoise said...

Great job!

Gaia Quilter said...

Your quilting ideas on the quilt are beautiful. Loved how it turned out. Thanks for the new side bar on my blog, I love her work and that of her friends.

Vicki W said...

Deb, you did a lovely job!

Micki said...

I love Dori's quilt. You did a fantastic job of quilting it.

MYRA said...

What an adorable Sunflower Quilt! Very nice! You can tell Dori I like it! 8-)
You did an awesome job of quilting it! Great work! Good for you! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Shasta said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And your quilting set everything quite nicely.

Barbara C said...

Good for you for saving the day. It's a beautiful quilt and your quilting design really enhances it.

Frederique said...

Oh nice! I love the mushroom, and the animals also. In fact I love your blog, so I added a link to it.
Hi from Tahiti

Frederique said...

oh boy, I made a mistake... if you can just delete my previous comment!
I love this sunflower, very beautiful quilting also... and I still love your blog!!

Debra said...

Your quilting has gotten very good very fast! Nice job!