Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Longarm Quilting Spotlight - Twin Sparkling Cider Quilts

These two quilts were pieced by my friend Sasha for her twin girls' birthday.  Sasha used a fat-quarter friendly pattern called Sparkling Cider and chose two different fat quarter bundles for each quilt.

Sparkling Cider 1 This first quilt (above) I quilted with a free-motion flower pattern.  I saw the quilt after it was bound and went through the wash. The relatively dense quilting puckered up and gave the quilt a lot of texture -- exactly the feel we were hoping to achieve! This has been one of my favorite quilts to quilt so far, simply because the "blooms" pattern flows in such a nice rhythm.

Sparking cider 4 This second quilt I used a Baptist Fan pattern, again mostly wanting to give the quilt texture in the open spaces without detracting from the prints and piecework.This pattern is a little more technically challenging but satisfying in a different sort of way.

Sparkling Cider 3
Sasha did a lovely job piecing both of these tops for her girls. She's currently working on Pow Wow for her youngest boy (one of the most adorable kids ever).

Sparking cider 5