Thursday, October 04, 2007
Pocketfull of Stars (with bubbles)?
Here is the latest effort from the longarm studio here, down on the farm.
This one is owned by the very gracious Joanie B, she is a new customer and kindred spirit.
Story goes: My mom happened to be in a fabric store looking for the Reproduction fabrics when a stranger ( not for long!!) steps up and guides her in the right direction. Naturally my Mom starts chatting her up( UNBELEIVABLE! not) ( well ok maybe it was a mutual thing!) one thing leads to another and this person is looking for a longarmer in the area ,mom mentions my name ,she says it sounds like the name that was referred to her by a lady at the library(thanks Linda!)and wham!.
Next thing you know we are all meeting at my mom's house for some serious quilting chat; fabrics, retreats, shops, guilds etc. yadda yadda and 3 tops to quilt!!!We all hit it off right away and had a lovely visit.
If you look closely, you can see a very unusual and fun feature to this quilt. The small triangles are actually 3 dimensional and form tiny pockets in the corners.Joan told me the pattern called for sewing the edges of the triangles down but she decided to leave them open, like small triangle shaped pockets. Which, I think , makes the quilt so much more creative and interesting!
I hadn't ever seen anything like this and enjoyed all aspects of the challenge in actually creating the quilting design ,the execution of it and of course the final result.
The piecing called for a simple enhancement of the triangles. I felt an overly busy quilted pattern/design would distract and or compete with the piecing, as would a contrasting or variegated thread.
So thats the latest installment kids...
NEXT UP: Twin Log Cabins.......stay tuned.........