Thursday, April 04, 2013

Quilting maketh the quilt, again

Scrappy chevron
I had been happy with the outcome of this chevron scrappy quilt but what a difference some quilting can make!

Linda was able to make really good use of the negative/empty spaces that the white fabric provided.  She broke it up with straight lines through the middle and then did loose scrolling on either side of the lines.
The patterned areas did not need so much feature quilting so Linda worked her swirls and every now and then incorporated a heart shape.

The quilt has now taken on a whole new life and the light background scrappy binding gives a nice finishing touch.

Linking to:-
A Favorite Thing #31 
The Creative Homemaker #10


13 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's amazing!
The quilting really makes it come alive. Love the colours and patterns of the fabrics Peggy.
How many quilts do you make a year?
Hope you had a lovely Easter!
Shane ♥



Nancy said...

I agree that quilting can make a quilt sparkle. Linda has a real talent for the craft.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! What a difference the quilting makes. Beautiful! :) Tammy

Diane said...

Wow! How interesting to see "before andafter!" Fab!

Claudia said...

Goodness, what wonderful quilting - it really adds such wonderful texture to your quilt! I think I might have to send my next quilt out for professional quilting!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Debra @ Homespun said...

I love quilts and yes I agree with your post title! :)

gardenbug said...

WOW! From ho-hum to exquisite!

Sue McPeak said...

You are soooo right...quilting does maketh a difference. Good planning on your part to have just the right of negative space for such beautiful quilting. Your pieced top was indeed beautiful before the quilting.

I'm participating in a writing challenge this month and my theme is based on Quilting. I think you would enjoy my stories. Just click on 'CollectInTexas Gal' in my signature.
Sue CollectInTexasGal
AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

crazyquilter said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments about this quilt and the quilting.

The quilt is now packaged and ready to be mailed to its new home in London.

Lisa Lynn said...

So beautiful! You're right, the quilting really makes the piece! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I'd love to have you stop by and share your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

Lisa Lynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/creativehomeacre11.html

Haworth said...

What a beautiful quilt, and such lovely even handiwork. It's amazing what a difference the quilting made to the patchwork. Just wonderful -- a real treasure!

crazyquilter said...

Thank you, Haworth, so glad you like the result. We are very pleased with it. The quilt is on its way to England to a new home.