It started with a fabric bundle from Cherrywood Fabrics and a pattern called Marmalade & Jam purchased at a quilt show. I used my own color scheme and ended up having to add various other fabrics to complete the quilt. I used wool batting, which is why the quilt is so densely quilted. I had no idea how "puffy" my stitching looked so I kept on adding thread until I right to me.
The back is improv-pieced with log cabin blocks k (my own design).
Quilt is faced instead of bound.
I use a Babylock domestic sewing machine for all of my quilts for both piecing and quilting. I prefer to free-motion quilt organic-type shapes instead of using templates or pre-marking my quilt tops. The open feather design featured here is one of my favorite designs to quilt.
|Quilting detail -- before binding|
|Free motion quilting in progress|
|One of my favorite spots|
|"Modeling" the finished top|
|Cherrywood fabric bundles|
|Pattern & fabrics|
One final picture showing the quilt hanging over my sister's fireplace!
|Modern Amish Quilt|