Hey there Folks!
I have a great quilt to blog about tonight. I am just showing peeks because it was enormous and the maker may be doing something awesome with it. I just am so delighted with how it turned out. I custom quilted this quilt for Cheryl.
Cheryl used this fantastic traditional block (Rocky Road to Kansas) and told me to do whatever I wanted on it. Sometimes that makes me nervous. Does she really want me to do whatever I want? Or does she want options. I pretty much always give options.
The quilt had heaps of open space...think Nebraska. Sooooo much open space. So I used my Plexiglas and dry erase marker to make some plans. After some consultation with Cheryl via my cell phone this is what I came up with. I used a silver thread and 2 layers of batting. Seriously folks, 2 layers of batting is going to be the law for custom quilting from here on out. If you are paying for the good stuff you should add a layer of batting to really make it explode off the quilt.
*Ask questions below in the comments if you have any about 2 layers of batting.
I used my swirls, pebbles, clam shells and wind that I love so much (and normally reserve for Texas Flag quilts). I also added in some straight lines in some of the open spots. I think the straight lines worked really well. This entire quilt is hand guided. Not a bit of computer with this puppy.
If you come to KCMQG (Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild) in August hopefully Cheryl will bring this quilt for my booth and you can get a better look at it. I love it so much. I am touting my skills at the meeting and am ridiculously nervous about talking about what I do every day.
**If you want me to quilt a quilt for you, bring it to the meeting or shoot me an email about sending it in. Most of my customers are mail in customers, its a small world with the skills of the USPS. I was too fast this month and got my quilts done too quickly.