Friday, July 8, 2016


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I wanted to make a summery version of our City Slicker pattern and chose the Gemstones Cassiopia from Cantik Batiks.  I also added a light batik from my stash for the background.   I wanted to custom quilt this one and come up with some new designs.  I decided on a leafy feather with a diamond lattice in the prints.  I also stitched in the ditch around all the background edges but not between the seams in the prints, I didn’t want to break up the diamond pattern.

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One thing I did differently than I normally do is used all white So Fine thread.  I usually will switch to a dark neutral thread for the prints but I wanted to see how it would look.  I love the results and that saved a lot of time not having to change threads each row.

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I love the texture the feathers created in the background!

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  1. Love the fabrics you used in this beautiful quilt.I really like the leafy feathers you quilted on this.

  2. I like and it definitely gives off a summery vibe.