This is Melanie’s Metro Hoops quilt and it is a pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I am a big fan of these patterns and have made this quilt myself, you can see mine here. Melanie asked for custom quilting so I sketched out a few ideas that has a similar feel to what I did on mine and we went with this version. Melanie made her quilt a queen size and used batiks fabrics. I used two thread colours on top , white So Fine on the background and a medium brown So Fine on the batiks. I kept the bobbin thread one colour, a white Bottom Line. The batting is Quilters Dream Blend.
I stitched in the ditch around the rings and then added a 1/4” echo. Then I added the double diamond curved design and filled in the spaces with free hand feathers.
I used quite a few longarm rulers on this one and they were the #15 QP Curved Template, the #8 QP Curved Template and the QP Edge 5” straight ruler. I used my channel locks on my Millennium to do the vertical lines and I eyeballed the 1/2” distance. Only had to pick out a few the were spaced too wide!
Well we did the get warm weather Environment Canada predicted, it was +2’c yesterday but that caused my nice clear ice to cloud over.
Melanie send a very pretty Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements wide backing. It is extremely soft with a good weight to it and quilted up beautifully!
Didn’t think I could get this large of quilt to cooperate and layout nicely on the snow, but it did! So here are more pictures!