Saturday, June 1, 2019
Barbara's Prairie Points
Barbara pieced this quilt for me to quilt, in the hopes on it getting juried into the 2019 Shipshewana, Indiana Quilt Show. And it was. YIPEE. It's 84 x 84.
She requested double batting to make the inner star pop, so I used wool over 80/20. It is all custom quilted, using monopoly thread to first stitch-in-the-ditch to hold it all stable. Then I used 5 different thread combinations for the quilting. She wanted dense quilting in the background areas so make the star and point pop.
Pebbles in the green fabric - which had little circles in it, so the pebbles match the fabric
Swirls and an occasional pebble in the cream background
I used a variety of quilting designs in the rest of the quilt:
wiggly lines in the center spikes:
a small meander in the center background areas:
quarter inch outline in the border spikes:
loops in the black flying geese:
and hooks that travel through the center diamonds:
the backing and binding are the same as the border spikes.