Monday, June 28, 2010

Christmas Pinwheels

This quilt belongs to my customer Mary Vogeley -- Mary has been very patient with me on this as I have had it for quite some time and could not decide how I wanted to quilt it. I didn't want to just do the easy thing, such as a diagonal grid with a holiday themed border; I wanted to do something more imaginative than that.

Looking through my collection of holiday designs, I found the poinsettia at left and it reminded me of one of the freehand flower designs that I show my classes.

I rough-sketched the design on the quilt using air soluble marker....

..and then started stitching it in, using a metallic gold Glitter from Superior Threads.

Here's a picture of the finished flower; I've done five of them and am now working on ribbons connecting the flowers.
Will let you know what comes next!


  1. The quilt and quilting are gorgeous! I love the poinsettia flowers.


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