I love quilting for Lesley. Lesley is a fabulous quilter and she has such a good eye for color and fabric placement, so that makes it really fun to look at her quilts when I’m working on them.
This quilt was really large! I didn’t have a big enough spot in my house to take a photo of the whole thing, so this is as close as I got to an overall photo.
I quilted my new favorite overall design in the negative space. Paisleys! I love paisleys. Once things slow down a little bit for me and I get a chance to make more samples to add to my services page this will for sure be one of the new ones listed.
I really, really, really, really, really love the texture that came from the quilting on this quilt.
Don’t you just love that texture? I think it’s a little feminine without being overly girlie.
The colored churn dash blocks were all quilted like this.
I wanted the churn dashes to puff out a bit compared to the negative space.
I love this chevron fabric! Lesley uses chevrons way differently than anyone else I’ve noticed. Check out her chevron dresden plate. I’m seriously in love.
Do you see the slight difference in puffiness between quilting patterns? It came out just the way I was hoping it would!
I LOVE this fabric. It’s the perfect shade of plum.
I really love the orange-peel/flower petal quilting technique. It’s fun to do to create something to accentuate the piecing.
You can see the quilting on the purple pretty well here. Don’t you think it suits the piecing?
Some of the blocks were the inverse color placement with the white as the positive space and printed fabric as the negative space. How could I not take advantage of that?! I did an alternate quilting on those blocks and I love the way it turned out.
And bonus: I only forgot to flip my quilting design on one of the blocks and caught it halfway through! 😉
I have to admit… I kind of love the way the quilting turned out on the backside, too.
I love how it becomes a design of it’s own.
Pieced by Lesley
Approximate size: 106″ x 106-1/2″
Thread: 50 wt. in Snow White
If you’d like to see what Lesley said about this quilt, visit her post here.
I really love the way this quilt turned out for Lesley. It’s bright & cheerful and I’m so happy with the way it turned out.