Vintage

This quilt was pieced by Kathleen S.  It's called Vintage from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley  If you click on the link and scroll down a little, you can see Camille's Vintage quilt.

 This quilt is done in such soft pinks, I wanted an elegant and flowing quilting design = feathers.

 Here's a before (above) and after (below) of this gingham block.  The gingham reminded me of a dress my sister used to love when we were kids.

To add to the 'flowyness' (yes, I did just make up a word) of the quilting, the feathers rotate in different directions on alternate blocks.  I guess motion would be a good word to use if one wasn't into making up words LOL


 And as an added bonus, this is a two sided quilt.
 I think the quilting looks great on the back of the quilt too.    And I was so close to getting it centered.  To perfectly center a quilt backing, Vicki Welsh has done a great tutorial, but it involves a different loading procedure, so I just did some measuring and tried to get close with this one. 



And as a view into my designing process, this is one of the designs I was considering
I decided the quilt needed simpler, so went with double continuous curves and hooked feathers. 

Comments

  1. I absolutely love your quilting on this. You turned into something extra special!

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  2. Oh wow. The quilting on this is just fabulous!

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  3. Love how you transformed this quilt from pretty to WOW! The back looks fantastic too!

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  4. This looks amazing. It is great to see the unquilted gingham block and then the transformation your quilting made to it. I agree with you on the continuous curves-simpler suits the centres.

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  5. I love how your quilting transformed the quilt! The curved quilting lines almost gave the piecing a curved look and the feathers are just perfect!

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