I've been working on a commission.....and enjoying the process. The wall quilt will coordinate with this bedroom's decor and will replace the picture.
This detail of the machine embroidery on the quilt provided an inkling of an idea for my design.
Originally I thought about making an Amish style quilt since the owners didn't want the piece to be too busy.
But, sometimes even solid fabrics can be visually heavy, so I opted for what I hope will illustrate their love of the outdoors, and complement the patchwork and curves of the bed quilt. There will be three panels, featuring machine appliqued leaves. The background is a non-bleached muslin......unfortunately most of my photos make it appear darker.
4-patch unit strips will be placed between the panels. Here I simply cut out a few tea-dyed muslin squares (finished size 1") and positioned them in place to double check the visual impact.
Almost done......colors more true in the photo.
Top is finished......now the machine quilting begins. I can handle straight stitching...no problem, but this free-motion stuff is NOT something I've ever conquered or frankly, like to do. I'm not having fun doing the background quilting in the leaf panels.....but if I'm not too embarrassed with the results, will post a photo upon completion.