I have been a little bit AWOL lately on my blog, but mainly due to being very busy quilting customer quilts, but if you want to check out some photos of my recent work I find it so much quicker posting to my Facebook page J-Quilts and my recently new Instagram account j_quilts, so if you feel like checking out some of my other work then please feel free to follow me there.
This stunning quilt was made by my customer and friend Nicola, whos hand stitching of these embroideries are just out of this world precise and gorgeous. It was made with a BOM pattern by Leanne Beasley called "Down in the garden"
Nicola has been a customer for a long time, but this is the first custom job that I have done for her, and the quilt was very much suited to custom quilting too. I freehand quilted around each and every flower on this quilt top (even the tiny ones) and quilted feathers, flowers, circles, stipples, swirls in a freeform kind of feel. The placement of the blocks made for interesting placement of the quilting designs. I did not want to quilt over the stitcheries, but enhanced them by outlining in a very fine thread so it was not visible next to the stitcheries. I love quilting feathers these days.