Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Custom Quilting - Meandering Paisleys

This has been a fun quilt to quilt. It's custom quilting, and I'm doing a freehand meandering paisley design. It's based on one of the ideas in Karen McTavishes book about McTavishing. Finally finished all the background (black thread on black) today, and used over 30 bobbins!! That's a LOT of thread.

This quilt was totally machine pieced, no paper piecing. It is not appliqued, so the dense quilting makes the flowers and vines pop out like applique would. I'm letting it 'rest' while I decide how to quilt the flowers. I'm thinking just highlights in the leaves and in the petals. Each block is different.

Guess I better get back to the studio, need to finish this one and get it back to the customer.

6 comments:

Connie said...

I love the way the quilt looks. I'm also a longarm quilter and it's great to see photos. I do paisley a lot, it's one of my most popular designs that customers ask for.

Karen (Misiz C) said...

30 bobbins and it's not done yet? That IS a lot of thread. I had forgotten about Karen McT's paisley filler. Think I'll use it on a custom I have waiting to be done. Glad I happened on your blog this morning. ;c)

Leigh said...

I really love the quilting design, it's lovely.

Melinda said...

You did a great job on the paisley filler. I forget about it and will try it again soon. Thanks for showing your quilting.

Carole said...

Wow, that's a lot of bobbin thread! Love the quilting on it! Keep well and happy quilting!

swooze said...

You did a great job. It looks really nice.