Jasmine’s Bauble Quilt

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I had the most fun quilting Jasmine’s quilt. This is the second quilt I’ve done for her, and as she’s a real-life friend as well, it makes it extra special.

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I had the hardest time deciding what to do in this top white part. I wanted it to look like there was a star extending from the piecing into the background (You can see this effect better in the first picture), but I had the hardest time figuring out how to make it show up. I think I spent more time ripping things out the first day of quilting than on any other day of quilting. But I think I got there in the end.

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I’m super into crossed lines lately — rather than a regular echo, having the echo lines cross. Something about it… man, I love it ūüėÄ I also used a lot of my wave fill on this quilt, peacock swirls, and my¬†flowy fill.¬†It was fun to put all these designs together. Jamine’s Aviatrix Medallion¬†quilt was the first quilt I ever did the peacock swirls, so it was extra special to use them on this quilt as well.

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I wanted to emphasize the hexagons and stars that the piecing made when looked from further away, and did this by doing a 1/2″ echo around the area’s I wanted to feature.

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More crossed lines in the centre, and some super effective “C’s”.

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Plus, this quilt had the most intense back I’ve ever seen.

For those wondering, I changed thread colours to match the fabric I was quilting on as often as was reasonable. There were 9 different thread colours used. The batting is one layer of cotton and one layer of wool.

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Jasmine and I spent the weekend at a quilting retreat hosted by Quilting from the Heart, where we made these Modern Sampler Quilts. SO MUCH FUN WAS HAD!

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Jasmine’s lending me her quilts for my BC trip, so if you’re attending my trunk shows you’ll get to see them!

Later days!
Kathleen.

 

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5 responses to “Jasmine’s Bauble Quilt

  1. Love this quilt and your quilting just sends it over the top!!! Awesome!!! I really like the way she used up fabric to make the back interesting too…I do this with lots of my quilts – always fun to have a surprise on the back!

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