I am blessed to quilt so many amazing tops, but this 50-year-old plus Vintage Cross Stitch is exceptional. There were many challenging aspects of this quilt but all worked out quite well.
We will start out with a disclaimer – this top was a project piece that included pre-printed fabrics. One of the elements of this project was hand quilting. The customer did not want to go that route and instead wanted custom quilting. The challenge here was to realize that the blue dots in some areas may never go away. She was ok with that. From a distance, they are also difficult to see unless you are looking for them. They tend to look like an element of the fabric.
Custom Quilting Decisions
What makes this quilt so special are two custom elements – cross stitch and custom quilting. I mentioned the inner section and not being square. For this, I chose to do feathers that swirled through the corners.
I then used blocks and borders that carried the same theme.
Did I mention that this quilt was over 50 years in the making? It will adorn the maker’s own bed and is loved for many many more.
Final Quilt Stats
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