Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Pretty Spring Quilt
Finished quilting Marge's beautiful top. It is rendered in springlike colors of white, green, and purple, with a luscious border of roses.
It looks like windowpanes, especially pictured just below my windowpanes!
She wanted an overall design, so I did leaves and flowers in a yellow-green Signature thread called "Pear Green." Marge was almost as pleased with the back as the top.
I had a lot of trouble with the tension on this project. Sometimes that just happens, but this one might have been caused by a perfect storm of tone-on-tone backing that was not pre-washed, tightly woven white cotton on the front, a somewhat scratchy batting, and perhaps that color of thread. Places on the back looked like they were "flat-lining." In other words, the bobbin thread was just kind of lying there, not pulled in to the center of the quilt by the top thread.
Lots of picking and re-sewing later, it turned out pretty nice.
Here are some more photos from yesterday's walk. Wouldn't this quilt look great on display by any of these spring landscapes?