As always, after sharing about Working with a Vintage Quilt Top last week, there are many great suggestions in the comments of the post, so be sure to go back and check them out or bookmark that post in case you find yourself in a similar situation in the future! My client was able to get all the tucks that we pin basted sewn down, and it loaded onto my longarm and quilted up beautifully as a result.
I used 50wt Aurifil 2460 (Dark Carmine Red), which blends beautifully with the red sashing in the vintage quilt top, to quilt a loose stipple / meander across the quilt. I think that it is amazing that from this perspective you can’t really tell that the tucks were added to the quilt!
I did not have any difficulty at all with additional tucks or folds in the quilt top as I quilted. I was thrilled with the way it came together, and so was my client!
My client purchased this lovely wide quilt backing to use. I think the print she selected is a nice nod to the vintage nature of the quilt top.
Even though the Aurifil 2460 is darker than the backing print, it does not detract heavily from the print even up close.
It felt good to get this finished this week. I also made my November goals list which always helps me feel more confident about decisions I make / what to work on next. What did you work on this week?