A Study in Glitz–Quilt Finish

I have had this quilt finished since the end of November but I just haven’t had time to share it with you.  My initial pictures were not in the right light so I had to find some decent, not overcast, not rainy, not snowy weather to take some pictures – which I finally did on Christmas Eve!  A Study in Glitz Quilt

This quilt is what I came up with for the Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller Glitz Fabric challenge.  I combined it with a homework lesson for a class I’m taking tha thad to do with symetry.  You can never have too much metallic in your fabrics!IMG_4802I brought the quilt to Mindy Skinner of Stitches by Mindy in Lodi, WI to do the quilting.  She did a great job putting on a large orange peel design that mimiced the design in some of the fabric in the quilt.  I asked her to do big quilting because I went back in with my own home machine and added more detailed quilting in some of orange peel sections.IMG_4804Here you can see some pebbled quilting that I added.  I just love the texture of this quilt!IMG_4805Here you can see multiple designs that I free motion quilted into the orange peel.IMG_4808This is one of my favorite places in teh quilt with aht fun wiggly line filling in the peels.IMG_4814

This was the first time I’ve purposely had big quilting done so I could add with my own machine.  I will definitely do it again!  The first layer of quilting acted like basting in a way and made handling the quilting in my sit down machine so much easier.  This was a fun quilt with lots of new techniques and ideas attempted. 

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  1. I love what you have done with the Challenge fabric. The black and whites are playing so nicely together...

  2. Love the fabric and I like that you went back and played with it some more after it was quilted.


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