A Different Kind of Quilt

This quilt is different. I dont know the name of the pattern. She used one pattern for the center. Then made up the borders herself.

What is so interesting to me about this quilt is the mix of traditional and modern. The design, fabrics and piecing are all a mix. So when it came to quilting it, the client was baffled as to what she wanted. She also didnt want to pay for custom quilting on the entire quilt.

Our design solution was to custom quilt the center, and do the borders with a pantograph. The center is more traditional looking, the borders more contemporary. The transition is at the purple narrow border that goes around the perimeter of the mattress top.

This quilt is 115″x125″. Too big to take a picture of the entire thing. So here is the center with continuous curve and feathers:

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And the HUGE borders with square spiral pantograph.

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We went to town today. Eventful day! It warmed up to about 22, and was a beautiful sunshiny day. It was -3 early this am, so the heatwave felt great.

Steve sat in the truck while I was at the Dr.’s office. He waited an hour. He forgot to turn his headlites off. Uh huh. Dead battery. Luckily, his brother was home and came to rescue us with his little battery/jumper cables thingy. Steve sat in the truck running the engine, charging the battery, while I went to the bank, post office, and drug store. Then he came in to help me with groceries. Next stops were the gas station and feed mill before heading home.

The best part of the day? We saw 2 robins in the snow near the Dr’s office parking lot. They looked hungry. And I have lost 18 lbs in 2 mos. And I’m not hungry. So, that was a good day huh?

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And the weather forcast for tonite? Yessirree….. 3-5 inches of new S N O W.

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Notice the music in the side bar?  If you don’t like what is playing, you can click on the arrow key to switch it to the next song.  Or you can stop it all together.

Let me know how you like the music thing…..

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki W
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 07:09:38

    Nice quilting on that quilt! What an interesting pattern. I don’t think I’ve seen that before. Congratulations on the weight loss! About the music…it gets me in trouble if I check your blog at work!

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  2. Terri
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 08:40:48

    That is a cool quilt, Gayle! I love it when I get something unique and creative. It really gets me going!
    TerriW

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  3. freda1951
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 08:47:48

    Beautiful quilt Gayle. Congratulations on the weight lose. I like your music.

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  4. rondabeyer
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 11:18:00

    You go girl, 18 pounds I am proud of you, I have lost 14 in 6 weeks, it is a great feeling… I love the quilt, unusual but very pretty and your quilting makes it sing…. Wishing warmer days for you….

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  5. TK42ONE
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 14:33:50

    Losing weight good.
    Music bad.
    Snow evil.

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  6. TeresaL
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 18:57:11

    What a neat quilt! I especially like the quilting you did in the center of the quilt.

    Congratulations on the 18#!

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  7. Deb Levy
    Feb 22, 2008 @ 20:53:45

    The quilt is great…of course the quilting makes the quilt! Kudos on the incredible weight loss! Good job all round girl!

    Reply

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