I have a very talented customer who loves to paper piece and about once a year, she completes one of Judy Niemeyer's beautiful quilt patterns. We have teamed up on about five of them to date. I just completed this Glacier Star for her and thought I would share with you some pictures of the quilting and her beautiful color work.
The entire outside border was quilted with a double line radiating to the center. It worked great against the curved lines of the flying geese.
I did some simple line dancing to create an orange peel effect in the star points. I also quilted in some "S" curve quilting in the white background to add a 3D texture.
To complement the straight lines in the outside border, I added some echo quilting in some of the smaller starburst blocks.
The wonky geese around the center star medallion also got some echo line quilting.
To accentuate the flowing flying geese weaving throughout the quilt, I tightly stippled in the background fabrics. I also quilted pebbles in the dark navy areas to add dimension throughout the quilt. An inner blue border on point also received some straight line quilting.
Here is a photo showing how the different quilted shapes worked to define various areas of the quilt.
Sadly, I don't have a space large enough to lay the quilt out to get a great picture. The quilt is about 100" square. On my own quilts, I usually spread them on my lawn but I won't take a chance with quilts from my customers.
The quilt will be displayed this July at the Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters Oregon. So if you get a chance to attend, you can see it there. I am hoping to get a picture or two of it hanging in all of its glory. The customer and I were both really pleased with how it turned out.
When the customer picked up the quilt, she also brought her color plans for the next one, which is the Mariner's Compass. I can't wait to see it once it is completed!
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