Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lauren's Crazy 9 Patch

This is the second quilt that I have done for this customer. This one is for her 4 year old grand-daughter's birthday. It is very bright and cheerful. I love it. The only instruction that Lauren got from her daughter (the mother of the 4 year old) was "No more orange, Mom". Oops, too late.

Both the front and back are pretty busy so I just wanted to add some texture that the child could feel. I really wanted to use a pale yellow thread and put circles all over it based on the circles in the backing. But Lauren wanted white thread. I used PermaCore white thread on the top and Superior Bottom Line prewounds in the bobbin.

She nixed the circles, too and opted for the Butterfly Charm panto by Hermione Agee for Lorien. It came out great. Lauren is a great piecer. Trouble-free quilting. I used a stencil on the border. It was alternating hearts and snall circles.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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