I am so thrilled!!! Quilting Modern, the ultimate book on improvisational quilts, is finally out and I can talk about the quilts that I quilted in it!
Working on this book with Jacquie and Katie was such a great experience. It was the first time that I had collaborated on a project of this size, and it was truly a collaboration. When Katie was in town, I drove up to Jacquie’s house and they showed me the quilt tops. We discussed the inspiration for each quilt and we bounced ideas off of each other. It was a literal quilt “war room”.
The quits that I quilted for Quilting Modern represent some of my best work and I am so excited to finally be able to share some of them with you!
First up, Lilac Crush
For some reason, I had the hardest time deciding on a quilting design for this quilt. Everything that I suggested was too fussy for the quilt. Finally, Jacquie suggested this design. She wanted the quilting to add a lot of texture and to help soften the quilt pattern.
Since I used an allover quilting pattern (which you won’t hear me say too often!) I used a light purple thread. It doesn’t clash with the brown, but adds a hint of color to the quilt.
There were a few pieces of linen in the quilt and I just love the look of quilted linen! The texture of the quilting on the linen is just exquisite, I kept running my hands over it while I was quilting it!
This quilt is the perfect example of using an allover quilting design to add texture to a quilt. The next quilt I am going to show is almost the exact opposite of Lilac Crush. But I am going to save that for another post!
Thanks for looking and Happy Quilting!!!