Happy New Year Everyone!
I decided to start the year with a beautiful quilt that left my studio a few days ago. Laurel (I love her name because I grew up in a village called Laurel) made this quilt for her lucky grandson. I hope he will grow to appreciate the time and effort that she put into it. I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt as each monster brought a smile to my face.
My pictures do not do the quilt justice. The workmanship was impeccable. I showed it to several friends that dropped by my studio and everyone wanted to know the secret of Laurel’s machine appliqué. Every monster was perfectly appliquéd, I outlined every bit of it so I had close-up look. The monsters teeth were made from two layers stitched and turned right side out into perfect little teeth.
I outlined and echo quilted each monster and added a little meander in the bodies of the fat monsters. The one below is my favourite monster, maybe because it seems to have a sassy attitude.
Some ruler work in the borders to complete the quilt! The pictures do not show the quilting, but there is lots of that back and forth quilting into a sort of flying geese pattern that I stitched using the half square triangles as a guideline. It shows a little more in the first picture of this post.