This is John’s second quilt that he sent to me this month and he asked for light custom quilting. The pattern is called Minnesota Homewarming by Pat Speth and it can be found in the Quiltmaker magazine March/April issue 2012. This quilt is mostly borders without a true break between them so that made it a bit of a challenge coming up with quilting designs. I decided to use feathers, swirls and cc’s as the main elements for the quilting motifs and not use a background fill as the background fabrics are very isolated.
Most of the designs are free hand and used my Boomerang ruler for the large CC’s in the center motifs in the quilt.
I used Quilter’s Dream Cotton Deluxe batting and So Fine off white thread.
It’s cloudy out today and the snow should start falling at anytime but I was able to get a few pictures out on the ice. You can’t see the quilting but the colors really pop with the ice as the background.
Here is a picture of the backing, a fun bright batik print.
The ice is nicely polished by the wind right now and crystal clear. I could actually see the bottom of the ice and it is deeper than I thoughts…must be closer to 4 feet thick now. The large cracks do not go all the way down so it is hard to see in the photos.
This picture reminds me of a lightening bolt!
Those fine wispy cracks at the surface at the ones that I have seen/heard form when I’ve walked on the ice when shovelling.