Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kim's Quilt

This is my sister-n-law Kim's little quilt.

I really enjoyed quilting this up.  At first I was going to do an overall design, but am glad I didn't.  It think it needed custom quilting to help show off the design.

I did continuous curve for the center piecing....some of my favorite....oblong pebbles and for the piano key quilting, I used her piecing as a reference as to how far apart I stitch the straight lines.

I sometimes have a difficult time deciding what to quilt in the corner squares.  For this quilt I quilted a grid by using the piecing as a reference and then did continuous line quilting around the grid.  

I stitch in the ditch around the blocks and corner blocks only.

I used two layers of batting.  Warm and white on the bottom and wool on the top.  I wanted the quilting to really stand out and by putting the wool on the top it did just that.



  1. Beautiful, the line work is so straight, do you use a ruler with your longarm?

    1.'s about a 3 1/2" x 7" ruler. I use it all the time, my favorite.

  2. Lovely! I too struggle with design ideas for plain square blocks, I like what you did.