Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dainty Lilies and Flourishing Feathers...

These feathers and swirls are requested often and take the look of the quilt to a whole new level. Freeform feather (originally designed by my mom Nancy) always adds such elegance to the quilt. This design tends to be especially appropriate for quilts with large areas of white or light background fabrics. Too much plain background can leave a quilt looking too "quiet" or even lifeless in some cases. As a longarm quilter, I love the opportunity to use some of my best design techniques and ideas. The lilies in this quilt were so delicate and pretty, but spaced far apart. The large feathers not only echoed the elegance of the lilies, but united them by making the spaces look appropriately sized. The flourishing feathers and scrolls aided in the overall look of the quilt, giving it a soft flowing feeling.





2 comments:

Teresa said...

You did an awesome job on the quilting. It is beautiful.

Mary said...

I love the job you did on my quilt! Thanks again