When Jenny gave me her beautiful Candlewick quilt to stitch my mind went into a creative spin. So much space to play with!
After a chat with Jenny we hatched a plan. The first thing I did was cut a piece of batting to place behind each stitchery. This was to give extra puff to create a Fuax trapunto effect. I spray basted these to the back of each block before carefully loading it onto the frame with Soft and bright batting through the whole quilt. I wanted that candlewicking to pop.
Here are some before and after photos to show how that worked.
These love birds are so romantic:
I think this butterfly is my favourite block:
The centre block presented its own challenges as it required a repeat of the outer sashing quilting. Almost a a miniature quilt.
Different patterns for the sashings/borders:
I always get a kick out of how a simple piece of calico can be totally transformed with quilting.
Of course you would like to see the whole finished quilt wouldn’t you?
Please pop on over to Jenny’s blog to read her story about this quilt.
The back of Raspberry Ripple looks super too. Almost like a whole cloth quilt. Two for the price of one!
Thanks for popping by on what has been a dreary grey day. I have heard that spring is coming but it seems a little overdue.