I finished some cute little quilts for Caroyln C. about a month ago, but have been a little negligent on the blogging front!
This is a quick photo of the quilt while it was in progress….
The quilt she brought was different then anything I had ever quilted before. The background fabric is hand painted by a local artist and the dog fabric was so detailed.
I am not afraid to admit that I was a little nervous. I had never quilted on painted fabric before and there were a lot of things to take into consideration. Would the thread tension be ok? Would the quilting take away from the beauty of the painting? What quilting design do I use? Then there was the dog…..I knew it would need some thread detail…….but I wasn’t sure where to start.
As with most challenges, you have to take a leap of faith.
I decided a loose swirly design in the background fabric was the way to go…..and I think that I was right. It blends in nicely and doesn’t detract from the painting.
And a simple border design to finish out the quilt. I love it when I get to work on quilts that are new to me…..keeps me inspired and gets the”quilting juices” flowing!
Thanks for looking!!!