|51" x 56"|
and thought you might like to see some close up shots of Karen's applique work and my free motion quilting. Karen hand appliqued the leaf shapes into a sweet design and then added the solid off- white fabric to each side of her strip of loveliness.
All that negative space made me giddy...seriously...I just knew it would be a fun challenge for me to fill all that space. The only thing that I knew I wanted to stitch before I started, was that I wanted to repeat the line shape of Karen's strip of leaves. I stitched it out in a dark teal Aurifil colour #4093 40wt. for the outer part and a lighter teal Aurifil colour #5006 50wt for the inside lines.
And the rest just happened!
|On the left hand side of the strip of lovleyness, I quilted in my favourite fashion. I call it "This Way and That Way" FMQ. I call it that because when people ask me how I do it I just tell them I go this way and that way. And oh yes, there is also body movement to help with the verbal description!|
And on the back, I used a wide back by Carrie Bloomston and finished off with a teal binding to match the inner sashing.
All in all, a super fun project and one that I will treasure forever. Good friends + Good Quilts = Happy