I am so excited to finally be able to share this beautiful quilt with you, I have been working on it all week and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a few work on progress pictures. This quilt belongs to Megan and the pattern is called Arcadia Avenue. This is a very challenging pattern to piece and Megan did a fantastic job. She asked for custom quilting and shared some pictures of quilting designs she liked for inspiration.
The first thing I sketched was the diamond design as it would be the focus in the background fabrics. I knew the rest of the background should be clean lines as the piecing is the main focus and my quilting should enhance the piecing and not take away from it.
I used So Fine white thread in the background and Invisible MonoPoly thread in the blocks. The backing thread is was white Bottom Line. Megan sent Warm and White 100% cotton batting.
I'm so happy with how flat this quilt lays after quilting!
Here are some close up picture of the blocks so you can see some of the quilting designs. I used the quilt the pattern designers had made for Quilt Market in 2014 for quilting inspiration, you can see it here. Some blocks I quilted very similar and other very different. The are all a mix of stitch in the ditch, echo lines and free motion designs.
Sorry for the picture overload but since I haven't posted in a week I thought I better make up for that!
We had a lot of snow fall this past weekend and it was-26'c with a -32 windchill when I was out taking these pictures this morning. Brrr! We have been having a very mild winter this year so I'm not complaining!