Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Nancy's Quilt

Thought I would start the New Year off right by getting back to my blog! I was able to finish this little beauty today. 
It is comprised of all Stonehenge fabrics from Northcott and belongs to my friend Nancy from Quilters Crossing!
Since it is a simple block layout my idea was to disguise the blocks with an interesting quilting design in the negative space.  
Here is the before shot:
 Here is the after shot:
I think the quilting design makes your eye move over the quilt and enhances it. Making it look more intricate than a the straight grid setting that it is.  The straight grid setting is very clean and simple allowing for a lot of interesting combinations and quilt spaces. 
I played with several designs on paper before settling on this one.
 Close up details:
 backside details:
 Angled to see the texture created:
 Border designs on corners:

 Border design on front:
 Patchwork block details:
I used a layer of 80/20 underneath a layer of wool batting throughout the quilt. I thought the overall effect made it look like a fancy tiled floor. The stone design on the fabric enhances this too!
Thanks to Nancy for allowing me to quilt this for her!
 I really enjoyed it!