I’m glad to work through my pile of WIP (find the pin-wheel star WIP here). One of my friend noticed this quilt top and said to me: “if you finish it, I’ll buy it from you”. That’s a good motivation, right?
As I mentioned on the WIP post, I wasn’t too sure how to quilt it. I was planing on doing straight quilting lines with my machine but as now the quilt is for sale and I’m not confident at quilting yet, I decided against this option.
My friend was willing to pay for a pretty quilting design, so I went to see my long arm quilter. I’m really keen to learn quilting but I love what a long arm quilter can do, so it will be hard for me to venture into my own quilting (especially on bigger piece). Once again, I wasn’t disappointed with the quilting result, I love this quilt so much with its added pretty texture.
When choosing the quilting design, I wanted to go for a “lace” look as the colour from the top are very subtle and delicate, I wanted to keep the same atmosphere. With the help of the long arm quilter, I picked a flower design. In my mind, it replicate well the design of lace.
I find the quilt so pretty, so delicate and feminine, I love it! Once again, it would be hard to let this quilt go, but I know it is going to a lovely family and would be loved.
Here is the back:
This is the first time for me to add a label with my own name (I usually write the child’s name). As I meet more and more quilting people, they all insist on adding a label to quilts. I haven’t found the perfect solution yet but I like the handmade look this embroidered label gives.
PS: The city I live in at the moment (Wellington) is so windy. It is really hard to take picture of still quilts. More often than not, this is the picture result: