Kelly Cline Quilting

The “Circuit Rider” Quilt

Customer Quilts | March 25, 2016 | By

I finished this a few weeks ago for my dear friend, Gwen. The pattern is called, The Circuit Rider, by Jenifer Dick.


I needed to finish quite a few quilts for our upcoming guild show, so I was looking for a quicker way to finish an applique. I used the Bethanne Nemesh method of mid-custom quilting.


I probably saved 3 hours by NOT ditch stitching most of this quilt. Instead, I worked the feathers and motifs right UP to the applique. It’s brilliant! What a time saver!


Everything on this quilt is free motion and the echoing on the applique is simply “eye balled”. Once you get the rhythm and movement, it goes fairly quick! Total time on this quilt was 10 hours.


The back is a good illustration of how the motifs work up to the vine. No ditch stitching required!


Love those backs!!


You can see this quilt and about 100 others at our annual guild show, April 2nd and 3rd, in Lawrence, KS. Join us if you are in the area!



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    Teri Powers
    March 25, 2016

    Very nice! Wish I lived closer to see the show.

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    March 25, 2016

    Wow. You’re works are so beautiful Love it!

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    Lesley Swenson Morris
    March 25, 2016

    Incredible quilting. I’m guess on a long-arm. Thank you too for sharing the back.

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    Janine R
    March 25, 2016

    Love the quilting. Can’t believe it was done in 10 hours-looks like hours more.

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    March 28, 2016

    I love everything about this quilt, the blocks, the colours and of course the quilting. Is the pattern available anywhere?

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