Last Custom Quilt for 2015!

Customer Quilts | January 1, 2016 | By

This gorgeous quilt made by my friend and customer, Joy, was my last big custom finish for 2015! The pattern is a BOM, by Nancy Rink, called El Camino Real. It was a real challenge because I chose to do an intricate border, loaded with ruler work. I mixed free motion work with computer quilting. It hardly pays to work so hard in a busy fabric that will never be seen. Save the spectacular stuff for solid areas of fabric!
















Just for fun I measured how many feet of ruler work went into that crazy border……33 linear feet! Trust me, it was worth it in the end, but it almost drove me to drink ;)!! I love how it turned out and so did Joy. I look forward to many more beautiful quilts in 2016. Thanks for following my journey! Happy New Year!!!



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    January 1, 2016

    Fabulous job! A biggie, I bet you were pleased to have it finished. Happy New Year!

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    Freda Butler
    January 1, 2016

    This was a beautiful quilt to begin with but your quilting made it magnificent. The back became as beautiful as the front and could be used both ways.

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    Mona Keegan
    January 2, 2016

    That is one truly amazing and beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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    January 6, 2016

    I finished this same quilt top earlier this year. I was having trouble trying to come up with ways to quilt the sampler squares. I like your design, is it free hand, template or other ?

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      [email protected]
      January 6, 2016

      Hi Tracy, it is a mix of everything. Mostly free motion, but computerized quilting in the pieced blocks.

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    January 8, 2016

    I love this quilt pattern, I love the fabrics, the applique, the borders, everything, and your quilting just added to this beauty !

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