Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ellen's Quilt

My quilt guild friend Ellen recently asked me to finish a quilt for her.

She recently retired, and has swung into high gear as far as Getting Things Done is concerned. She's on a mission to finish up projects from the Old Life, and clear the decks for a New Life.

(I can totally relate!)

This quilt top was on her list of things she wanted completed.  I was happy to help out!






This quilt was a pattern-free project that she made up as she went along.

Dimensions:  about 45 x 65"












It's an improvisational project, so I felt comfortable with an equally improvisational quilting style.

It's quilted it in sections.

The larger sections have swirls.












There are also flowers in the 9 patch blocks, plus some straight line quilting throughout the quilt that unites all of the smaller sections of free motion quilting.
















Ellen has an enviable capacity for precision pieceing of tiny fabric pieces.  As you can see from the picture at left, many of the squares are less than 1" finished.











This was a really fun project for me,
mostly because the quilt is in a completely
different style than what I usually do.  It's always fun to stretch my boundaries!














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