Thursday, February 7, 2013

Custom oak leaf quilt

This quilt was started by a customer's late mother. She had appliqued the oak leaves and cut the borders but was never able to assemble and finish the quilt.

I squared up the individual blocks, added sashings and corner stones, assembled the center and then added the two outer borders. We chose a buttery yellow for the backing and binding.

Thread was So Fine top and bottom with ivory on the off white fabric, brown in the sashings and inner border, and gold in the wide outer border. Batting was Hobbs 80/20.

I quilted a mini peacock feather fill around each of the oak leaf appliques. I love how this made the leaves puff up and pop off the quilt. I put egg and dart in the sashings. For the inner border, I did a free-hand leaf and swirl. The wide outer border got a free-hand fern throughout.



I really enjoyed working on this quilt, and the customer was simply thrilled with the finished product. He was so happy to have one of his mom's handmade quilts!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! You have come so far in your quilting, Tina! I love it!