Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Trails to You!

This beauty was pieced by one of my awesome customers : Mary O'Driscoll. She does fabulous applique and has a knack for finding the perfect fabric for the pieces. 
I have quilted several of this Baltimore Album type quilt, but this was a challenge. It is a formal style and setting, but with a Cowboy theme. I felt it needed quilting to bridge the gap between formal/casual.  So I chose a feather design for the border that had a bit more whimsy and added a  rope border to the center design to set it off . The center also has a McTavishing type of quilting  to make the beautiful boot and bouquet pop!
Close up of rope border

Lots of free hand design work!

Pebbling, I got a workout!

Center Boot

Close up of detail. All applique was outlined with invisible Whispertouch thread.
So Fine Thread for fills and designs.
Hobbs 80/20 Batting
Quilt pattern is a Pearl Pereira design
Another beauty by Mary O!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Mary!!!! I saw that quilt on her dining room floor 2 months ago... she's done and you quilted it beautifully! LOVE LOVE IT~ I'm back to the boat next week, but keep in touch!