This quilt made by Gerry B. is a study in modern circles. She created these wonderful scrappy circles and them appliqued them onto the black fabric. So much black fabric! So many choices. In the end, because she likes stars, I did a star motif in the black area with some feathers surrounding it. In order to keep the border simple and set off the interior, I did some straight line work. It was hard to photograph, but you get the idea.
Sometimes a quilt calls out for something a little special. This round-robin quilt made by Bonny E. and the Pine Needlers is just such a quilt. My longarm machine was quite happily running to and fro on this beauty, adding detail and interest wherever possible. Bonny is an amazing lady. She has taken everything that life has thrown at her with grace, intelligence and humor.
This one’s for you Bonny!
Sometimes a quilt just needs something “simple.” And although it’s not simple to do diagonal straight lines on a longarm machine (the machine head just loves loves loves to swirl and move all over the place on you!), sometimes it’s the right thing to do. So out came my template ruler. And I love the result.
Then on the border I felt swirly was in order. So this pattern sprang to mind (yeah, it did hurt a little). I used a dark gray thread on the black fabric, which when I had some thread build-up from going around the circle three times, looked kind of cool.