Here is Evelyn's Mystery quilt and she asked for custom quilting. I really like how I custom quilted Rae Mystery which also had the black sashing but I wanted to make sure they looked different.
I thought maybe I could be a bit bolder with my thread choices as the colours were so bright and bold in this quilt. I usually play it safe with my thread choices and let them blend in. But when I discovered I had the perfect Rainbow coloured thread I just had to use it. I also had the right turquoise and purple threads for the stars.
I also decided to be bolder with the back as I usually like to match my bobbin thread to the backing fabric but not this time. I used the purple thread that I used for the star on top for the bobbin thread! The quilting design on the back makes the stars look like flowers, I love that.
I didn't want to densely fill this quilt, it was going to be used so I still wanted it to have a soft feel so I left some areas open. I quilted my molar feathers in the outside border and in the stars. I did loops around the sashing of the squares and I echoed two lines in the printed border and pulled them into the triangles for a different effect on the back.
I tried Quilters Dream Black Poly batting for the first time on this quilt and I just loved quilting with this batting, it is so soft. I ordered 4 packages so have three left and if any of my local quilters are interesting in purchasing some please let me know. It would be great for hand quilting too.
I only have one quilt left to do this month and then I am taking the summer off so I won't be posting as frequently as I usually do. I have a few of my own flimsy's ready to quilt and a few quilts ready to start piecing so I'll be posting those when they are done. I have my Mystery quilt to quilt but I think I'll wait until August to tackle that one :)
I have been quilting for 20 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I have recently become addicted to dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I also throw in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake, in Northern Manitoba, as life isn't all about quilting.
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