Spiced Chai Quilting

Client Quilting {Spiced Chai Quilt}

I have a local friend who is quilting more frequently. I had talked with her about free motion quilting on her Bernina, but after frustration with her efforts, we have struck on the happy deal that I will quilt some of her finishes for her. Most recently, I had the fun of quilting her version of the Spiced Chai quilt from the book Vintage Quilt Revival by Katie Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones.

Spiced Chai Quilting for Sally

Spiced Chai Quilting

When she dropped off her quilt, we discussed the different thread colors and quilting motifs I would use.

Spiced Chai Quilting for Sally

Spiced Chai Quilting

In the background, I used 50wt Aurifil 2600 (Dove) and quilted horizontal lines. In the brightly colored areas, I used 50wt Aurifil 4650 (Leaves) which is a variegated thread and quilted a swirl flower motif. In the black leaves, I used 50wt 2692 Aurifil (Black) in vertical lines. The 3 lighter leaf shapes also received vertical line quilting in 2600.

Spiced Chai Quilting for Sally

Spiced Chai Quilting 

Because most of the quilting was done in a light color and the backing is black, the quilting really shows up and is fun to look at on the back.

Spiced Chai Quilting

Spiced Chai Quilting

There is one background area of the quilt that makes a perfect square, so I used a bit of dot to dot quilting to quilt a spiraling shape. This quilt is intended for my client’s son, and I hope they are both happy with it!

In general, I don’t quilt for others, but it is fun to occasionally get to quilt something for my mom or my friends.

21 thoughts on “Client Quilting {Spiced Chai Quilt}

  1. The quilting looks amazing! I especially love the design from the back!

  2. Love the back! Dove is my most used colour for quilting.

  3. Alison says:

    This is so beautiful! The quilting motifs are great choices for this quilt. 🙂

  4. As someone who is looking to increase my FMQ skills (though I realize you did this amazing quilting on your longarm machine), I find myself focusing more on the actual quilting of quilts. I love your choices, especially that dot-to-dot square. Take care, Mary.

  5. It looks amazing Yvonne! You chose great designs that complement the quilt perfectly!

  6. The quilt top is so bright and cheerful, and your quilting adds such a nice finish! The back detail is fabulous. I love the dot-to-dot square!

  7. helen says:

    It’s a lovely quilt, and your quilting is amazing. To me, light thread on a dark background would have my head in my hands, to you it is merely a challenge!

  8. jayne says:

    Its a beautiful quilt and quilting. I love the light thread on the back. It really stands out!

  9. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Have to add dot-to-dot square to my list of can do quilting designs. I always love the way that works out. Great job on the quilting – I am sure they will both love and treasure it.

  10. Facetfully says:

    This looks fabulous! Question…is it FMQ, wlaking foot, or did you use a longarm? I am breaking into more interesting quilting designs and enjoy FMQ, though I have a long way to go!

  11. Jess says:

    What a great collaboration! Love the quilting on the back. That one block really stands out well!

  12. Amazing quilting! I love the straight line quilting in the background and all of the designs in the leaves.

  13. Linda Fleming says:

    Wonderful quilting! The overall design from the back is out of this world!

  14. Wonderful job with this quilt! I love looking at the back side where the quilting is so beautifully displayed. 🙂

  15. aquilterstable says:

    Wow. Your quilting give the quilt new personality.

  16. Your quilting is as lovely as the designing you do. You’re the total package! 🙂 Your friends should count themselves fortunate.

  17. Kathleen Gansert says:

    The quilting is absolutely amazing. The fabric is perfect to show your incredible work.

  18. Tish says:

    Love the quilting on this one! The back is just as beautiful as the front, I love that in a quilt 🙂

  19. Audrey says:

    Stunning! The back is LOVELY!

  20. Sandra says:

    Absolutely LOVE the way this quilt looks on the back. The front isn’t half bad too LOL! Wonderful job; that your client was over the moon!

  21. You are a good friend. Doing that on a domestic machine would have been a frightful task!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)