Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I am still working....

This is my finish today, a sampler. I don't get too many of these as the work I get tends to be a little more contemporary. So I decided (with the clients input) to make it a quilting sampler too. Mainly with the background quilting, and keeping it very small. The idea is to draw the viewer in with the pieced blocks, and then give them surprises when they look closer.
The leaves in the sashing are the same throughout the quilt to unify it. The border is a simple beadboard. Each block has a different background fill. This is a 1/4" grid. Some of you may get bored with all of this..it really is an exercise in tiny background fills.
This is a 1/2" grid on point with teardrops suspended from the points.

This is an overall small leaf fill. Each leaf is ~ 1/4" - 1/2".

This is clam shells (~ 1/4") and ribbon candy( two rows).

This is orange peel done on a 1/4" grid.

This is basket weave done on an 1" grid.

This is SID and tiny pebbles.

This is just a simple shell meander, albeit very small, and a plain ole micro stipple.

This is my feathered flower stipple.

And this is the back.

The client picked it up this evening and was thrilled...thankfully!!

The photos are all clickable if you want a closer look.

I hope you all are having a great week!


  1. Beautiful! That's like a whole class in fills!

  2. Great quilting, IMO it made the quilt.

  3. I like the idea of creating a quilting sampler with the background fills. It certainly makes the quilt more interesting. Great job.

  4. this is delightful! love the back too!

  5. Deb, just Beautiful Quilts and the work you do is perfection! Love your blog, Hugs, Mary

  6. I'm working up to quilting an anniversary quilt I made for my husband in 2005! I have not had the space on the frame OR the skills to do the machine trapunto in the corners of the medallion. This will give me ideas for the background! Thanks for the 'tutorial'!

  7. WOW WOW WOW wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. that is just an amazing sampler of fills. great work on such a small scale, too!

  9. Wow, I don't know which I like better the front or back! Righteous!


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