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J-Quilts blog

Custom quilting

This absolutely perfectly pieced and appliqued quilt was made by my customer Linda, and it was a joy to quilt.  Even stitching in the ditch was easy with those perfectly pressed seams.  It does make such a difference for custom quilting jobs that the pressing is well done.  For all over quilting, it is not as important. 
 
I custom quilted this quilt freehand.  I alternated between pebbling and stippling in the backgrounds of each block, not only to add some variety, but to try to keep within budget timewise.  Stippling takes much less time than pebbling.  Pebbling takes quite a long time to quilt...  especially in those tight spaces and corners....  but it does give a lovely effect once done.  I love this style of quilting. 
 
I used circle and curved shaped rulers to outline the pattern in the outer border fabric which has created a lovely design around the border of which is more apparant on the back of the quilt.  I also used a couple of sizes of circle rulers to create the design in the inner sashings too.  The border and sashings are more busy fabrics, so not much really shows, so I kept it pretty simple.
 
(I apologise that my photographs are not centred, but for some reason my blog is not letting me centre them..... )
 

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Kay in Scotland on 11 April 2013 23:55
Wow...smarty pants, that's fab!
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