Why first and last? Well, this quilt was the last client quilt on my frame for 2014 and the first one for 2015. This beauty was on my quilt frame for quite some time - not only is it a giant king size but I also quilted it quite densely! I thought I would share...
Because the quilt is almost bigger than any room in my house, this is the best picture I could get of the whole quilt. It is a Judy Niemeyer paper-pieced pattern and done in various gray, white and black batiks.
This quilt had a lot of negative space to fill in so I went with a stacked swirl design. I tried to take photos from the front of the quilt as I quilted it but the quilting was hard to photograph...
But the back was a different story!
This one had everything - swirls, pebbles, linework and figure eights. The backing was a dark gray and I used multiple colors of thread in white, grays and black.
I even created a fun pattern by planning some larger pebbles at the top of some spikes. You can't really see it from the top but it is a hidden secret seen only on the back.
It is so easy to miss areas when you quilt big quilts like this. Before I unpin from my machine, I always spend a lot of time going over all the designs. Thankfully on this one it was good to go!
The customer has already picked up her quilt and was over the moon! Over the last 6 years I think I have done about 8 of these types of quilts for her. I shared one I did for her in 2013.
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