Quilting makes the quilt!

DSC02775 White on white quilt feather

Image by godutchbaby via Flickr

I live by this motto.. although there are quilt tops out there you just can’t ignore, they are masterpieces in and of them selves. I can assure you though, I didn’t make them . So I stand with the quilting.

After quilting and binding I hold my breath as I take them out of the dryer. It’s amazing how much the quilting can in fact transform the top. What was once just standard becomes.. delicious! Even a simple stiple or background pattern can put the wow factor in there.

I’m still working on feather patterns and block patterns.. I get better each time I practice. I’m interested in thread painting too.  It adds depth that simple patterns don’t get across.

I think the quilting does finish off the quilt with the ability to unify the design and fabric into the message the quilter is looking for…



Filed under binding, long arm, quilter, quilting patterns, quilts, thoughts

2 responses to “Quilting makes the quilt!

  1. patchkat

    What a wonderful kaleidoscope quilt! I love that pattern and your color choices!


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