Oct 26 12

A Date With an Old Friend

Remember this old quilt top?  I don’t think I’ve touched it for more than a year, but I got to spend a little time with it last weekend.  I had a yearning to quilt and this guy was all basted up and ready to go, so I dove in.  All the stitch in the ditch and applique-outline work had been done long ago, so it was time for some fun background quilting.  I first tackled the dark blue background by this yellow flower:

I’m not sure I could have taken a worse shot to illustrate the background quilting in this block!  Here’s the same design in a different colorway so you’ll have a better sense of it:

I love how much movement this design has!  Here’s a closeup of the petals on the flower in this block:

Next up, I stitched freehand swirls in the background of a neighboring block:

…and here’s a closeup of the flower in the center of this block:

I also got to stitch the irregular swirl design for the background fabric in the other blue block:

And here’s a closeup of the flower in this block:

Only 1 more block left to be quilted….which design should I use?

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  1. Doreen Says:

    The quilting pattern on the blue background is the pattern/feeling I’ve been looking for to use on a QOV. Was wanting something of a “fireworks” feel with tons of movement and your stitching will be my starting point! Love all the various stitches you have used!!!! You are marvelously creative and an inspiration for sure;-D

  2. a1angiem Says:

    {breath taken away sound} – PAT-SY: that sunflowe! {breath taken away sound again}..just lovely.

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  4. Lynette Says:

    Wow!!! This is a really amazing quilting job. I just love what you’ve done on the petals and leaves.

  5. Claudia Says:

    Hi Patsy, All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!! The quilting is just fabulous….I really really love all the different designs you put into the leaves. Blows me away with your creativity!!!


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