Hello everyone. Yesterday, I had the honor of quilting the next quilt by Moda fabric designers, Sweetwater. I cannot show you any photos, but I can say that they have once again created a beautiful work of art. You can see a few photos of their new fabric line at their blog. Sweetwater Blog
What I can show you… is the beautiful embroidered quilt above. I’m working on it today.
I’ve been working up to this one. Intricate designs are a natural for custom quilting. The stitches and the stabilizer add quite a bit of bulk in those areas, so I knew I would have to do a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch (SID) quilting. I know what you’re thinking… That’s pretty easy, right? Well, not exactly. Straight lines are some of the most difficult quilting, since you can tell if it’s not quite straight. Also, I am pretty particular which quilts will be a candidate for this type of stitching. If the piecing is not really precise, SID will just accentuate the flaws in the piecing.
This quilt, however, is pieced very well. I am writing this post, as I’m taking a break. I just completed the SID, and started the free-motion work on the top border. The great part about stabilizing the quilt with SID, is that now, I can jump around to any area, and work on it, without the fear of running into a problem with pushing extra bulk into the wrong area.
I think I’ll mostly free-hand this quilt, except for the yellow background areas around the central star. I think the robot can do a little work too!
I hope you have a great day!