Custom quilting takes time for many reasons, but mostly because you have to cook up the ideas and let them stew a bit before you put the quilt on the machine. For me there is nothing worse than thinking of a better designs to stitch on a quilt half way thru the job. Anne arrived at my home with this king size Dahlia quilt a few months ago wanting lots of feathers in the background. It was so large that I do not have a picture of the entire quilt. The centre alone took a lot of rolling back and forth to work my way around it.
Anne had to do a lot of mathematical wrestling to make this border fit the quilt. It is amazing but with a pieced border, a scant or a fat 1/4″ seam allowance can easily change the length of a border by a couple of inches. The border alone took 11 rounds on my machine with all the ditch stitching.
I had the most fun with a large feather meander in the background.
Anne made a modern back for this quilt using large pieces of leftovers.
Great job Anne, your perseverance paid off.