A finished quilt.
My aunt is a wonderful stitcher, embroiderer, cook, teacher, and quilter too. She made Roman Stripe blocks in solids some years? decades? ago, and made a small quilt top.
We’re both in our local MQG and they’re doing a charity quilt drive right now. So Barbara pulled out this top and added some grey borders to make it a more useful size. I offered to longarm it for her and return it to her for binding.
The next day! she found another batch of these blocks and a number of waste triangles. Her first thought was to piece them into the backing which seemed like a waste of time since we were using a wideback. I asked her to consider adding them as another border, to again increase the size and to make it even more modern. She agreed and this is the final quilt top.
I said already that she’s pretty good right? Check out this inset seam.
When I grow up I want to have skills like this.
Here is the quilted, unbound quilt.
I did a 3/4″ diagonal crosshatch in the navy/coloured blocks and FMQ swirls, pebbles, stars, spirals, and whatever else took my fancy in the grey. All of it was done on the longarm.
It’s not perfect but it’s done. And was good practice.
The texture is soooo dreamy. This quilt will be going to a Canadian Armed Forces veteran with PTSD. I hope it brings some comfort.
My usual quilt stats are omitted as I did not make this quilt.