I have to say thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last post. I truly feel blessed to have so many friends and fans out there who care about me. Thank you.
Over the past 3 weeks I’ve been a busy girl. Today, I want to share pictures of my first official commissioned quilting job. I nicknamed this one the purple people eater because it was ginormous…98″ x 105″ to be exact. There were 14 rows of 13 blocks, 182 blocks in all.
I knew right away how I wanted to quilt this one which is highly unusual for me. Sometimes I stare at a quilt for days before I know what to do. Lucky for me I had full creative authority on this one. My customer told me to quilt it however I thought it needed to be done.
Here’s a look at half of the quilt. It was just too big for me to get a picture of the whole thing.
Yep. That’s only HALF the quilt. I bounced around each fan with little bumps and then quilted some freehand swirls in the beige areas.
I love the subtle imperfections that freehand quilting produces. The little bumps aren’t 100% uniform but the overall effect is rather lovely. Even the back looks pretty amazing.
I kept the border simple. I used purple thread and created a swirl design throughout the border.
The backing is a beige muslin and my customer provided a polyester batting. I used So Fine beige thread for most of the top and Signature purple thread in the border. I went through 8 bobbins of beige and 1 bobbin of purple thread. Overall, it took me about 10 hours to complete this quilt. I had to break it up into 3 days to give my back a little rest.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the purple people eater as much as I enjoyed quilting it.
See you soon!