Friday, December 14, 2007

Laurel Burch's Horse quilt for Mary

Mary used the Laurel Burch horse collection to make this wonderful quilt for the lady that feeds her horse. It is on point with some black fabric with gold flecks as setting triangles. The back is lime-green.

I drew some of the horse heads and quilt those into the white blocks. I used the Norma Sharp Variegated Shell block set from Simple Quilting stitches for the green blocks. The motif reminded me of horses hooves. I put angular lines in the setting triangles; very simple but gave some nice texture to the triangles.

I used Rheingold thread on top and PermaCore Spring Green TEX 30 on the back and Quilter's Dream Puff batting. This is my first time using Rheingold thread. It gives some wonderful sparkle to the quilt which gold well with the Laurel Burch gold touches. The thread handles well and quilted like silk.


Anonymous said...

I love the quilt. i bought a bunch of LB horses fabric last April, and have been wondering what to do with it. Tonight, while tracking Santa, I laid the fabric out on the floor and kept playing with it, looking at it, looking at different patterns. Your beautiful quilt has given me more ideas. Thank you. The quilting of the horses head is quite cool
Marcia from Rhode Island

~Angie~ said...

I love this quilt Linda. The horse head you stitched out in the blocks is beautiful!

Marty (Mom) said...

Linda, The horse head design is perfect! What a great idea!
I'll bet that customer and the recipient were very pleased

Marty in OH and MT

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