I'm so excited to share this client quilt! A quilt by one of my favourite friends, who just happens to be opening a quilt store in the 2019! A quilter full of kindness, talent and personality.
I was tickled to be asked to quilt this beauty for her. It's such a sweet quilt. You will see this hanging at The Marsh Store in Coldstream, in January!!
Each mug has its own bit of swank and elegance.
The outer border received 1/2" straight lines with random bubbles following the fabric design with stars in circles. This was the first time I used a slightly different technique in the outer border lines - going out and back over the same line, rather than travelling in the seam. I'll use this technique again! This was a tip from Jodi Robinson in her workshop I attended this fall.
The second border had snowflakes in it, so a funky snowflake was quilted in that space. You can see that best from the back of the quilt.
Isn't this a fabulous back!! And it was pieced with the most awesome flat-felled seam I've ever seen. Thank you Tracy's Mom!
Tracy had some fun big-stitch accents representing the steam - love it!
The inner border and sashings received double lines, which really helps frame each mug. Love the corners!!
This one is my favourite - love those HST pinwheels, and the ribbons of steam.
This one is from when it was still on the frame.
For this wall hanging, we used Hobbs 80/20 bleached cotton batting, and Hab 'n Dash Glide thread in white, top and bobbin. Bernina stitch count, 108,544.
And this happened ... my Bernina's ruler foot was quilted to death! I had another on hand as I'd noticed the sides wearing from all the ruler work I so love to do. A life well lived, and the next one is working nicely. I was really lucky that I managed to not break any needles or have any issues with the actual quilt when it broke.