Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 29 May 2015

Alice's One Block Wonder

This beauty of a quilt belongs to Alice. Although, if I remember correctly, it is eventually going to be a gift for her son.  I was really disappointed that the pictures I took of it didn't turn our all that well. They certainly don't do this quilt justice, at all. It was an incredibly windy day and threatening rain, when I was taking these, so it was difficult to get good pictures. This quilt required a lot of thought for the quilting design. It had to be something to enhance all the over all look of the quilt, without taking any of the focus away from from either the fabrics or the amazing piecing. In the end, we decided to go with a very simple straight line quilting 1/4 inch away from the seams in the body of the quilt. The red border got straight lines 1/2 inch away from the long seams.
The we decided on large swirls for the outer border.  This quilt was a joy, and a challenge, to work on from beginning to end. A lot of starts and stops, and a lot of ends that had to be tied and buried, but it was worth all of it.


  1. Wow! That is an incredible quilt! I'm sure she is thrilled with the results of your hard work.


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