Client Quilting Recent Finish

You may remember that I quilted a Cascade quilt pieced by a local friend back in April. Well, she was happy enough with how the first quilt came together that she brought me a second quilt to quilt for her a week ago, a Northern Lights quilt (pattern by Jaybird Quilts)!

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) - Pieced Quilt Top

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) – Pieced Quilt Top

I took a “before” photo this time; it is always fun to have a reference to see how quilting can change a quilt.

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) - Quilted

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) – Quilted

As you can see, I quilted an all over pattern. From a distance, it adds a nice texture, I think.

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) - Quilting Detail

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) – Quilting Detail

Up close you can see that I used a pointed meander in a darker thread (50wt Aurifil 2885 – Medium Spruce – which blends with the darkest green in the quilt which is also the backing fabric). It’s nice to show the perspective that even though the thread is high contrast, it is not what stands out when viewing the quilt as a whole (at least, to me it doesn’t)!

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) - Quilt Backing

#NotMyQuilt Northern Lights (JayBird Quilts) – Quilt Backing

My friend plans to bind the quilt in the excess dark green backing fabric, which I think will frame it in beautifully! I’m so glad she trusted me to quilt another quilt for her. It was an enjoyable project for me to focus on last week.

24 thoughts on “Client Quilting Recent Finish

  1. kaholly says:

    Very nicely done!

  2. Cindy says:

    The texture shines through on this quilt! Well done Yvonne!

  3. Alison says:

    This turned out lovely! A perfect quilt to use an angular rather than curvy quilting motif.

  4. Nice choice of motif! It really echoes the quilt design. And dark green will be perfect for binding!

  5. I love the texture the darker thread adds to the piecing.

  6. aquilterstable says:

    Fun quilting design for this quilt!

  7. Jan O says:

    Love your quilting – great texture! And very nice pointy corners in the stitching, lots of starts & stops I imagine. Must have taken awhile.

  8. Fun following your quilting path! Love the all-over texture!

  9. Had to pin that pointed meander – you learn new things every day. It is true that quilting changes the character of the quilt.

  10. This is lovely! All over quilting gives the best texture, and your design choice fits this quilt perfectly. I didn’t even notice the contrasting thread until you pointed it out. I’m glad she loves it!

  11. This is the perfect motif for the quilt’s design. Looks great, both close up and from a distance. Very nice!!

  12. Paula S. Pike says:

    i love the quilting and colors.

  13. The quilting fits the design perfectly. And what colours there, the thread is a great choice.

  14. patty says:

    Great quilting pattern choice.

  15. Audrey says:

    I love this pattern, and this looks so yummy! Lovely work, as always!

  16. Lisa says:

    I like this pointy meander…works perfectly with this quilt.

  17. nan says:

    The quilting on this is perfect for the quilt. I like the pointy design.

  18. It really is amazing how quilting can change the look of a quilt! The quilt design you chose totally elevates and compliments the orignal quilt design – well done!!

  19. Excellent choice of quilting pattern!

  20. This pointed stipple gives the quilt such great texture. Great job! I’m sure she loves it. I wouldn’t be surprised if she asks you to quilt for her again.

  21. The quilting looks great Yvonne. It is very interesting that the dark thread really isn’t what I see…I just see the texture. That pointy meander is the perfect design for this quilt!

  22. Tish says:

    Love the texture this design gave the quilt. Do you think it was easier to quilt than regular curved meandering?

  23. That is a great design for that quilt pattern. Did you stitch it all freehand?!

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