I'd like to share with you my completely finished 2010 $5 Quilt. I originally shared with you when the top was completed but now it is quilted and bound! I'm happy to have another finish of a large(ish) quilt this year. My husband was the only one at home and at 6'2", he wasn't quite tall enough to get a great shot of the full quilt. You can see a picture of the flimsy here that is a bit better.
Nancy Wines quilted this for me. She is a local longarm quilter and this is the first time I've used her. I didn't give her any information other than requesting how the applique blocks were quilted and asking for the borders to be quilted differently. Since this is a sampler quilt, each pieced block was quilted differently.
The color is more accurate here but it's a little bit more difficult to see the quilting on this block.
Nancy quilted feathers in the outer border and a geometric pattern in in the inner (burgandy) border. I think this picture shows both pretty well though the outer border color is off. I bound this quilt in the same fabric as the outer border. I didn't want any additional contrast as I like lattice look.
All of the applique was echo quilted. I really like this! You can also see the flower like pattern Nancy used in the cornerstones pretty well here.
I've really started thinking more about improving my own quilting techniques to hopefully get to the point where I can do some of my own quilting. I think echo quilting would be something that would be forgiving. I need to move from the thinking stage to the action stage! I do have a project I'm working on that might be a good one to begin with. It has sashing strips I could do something with and the rest could be echo quilted easily. More to come!
Thank you all for your visits and comments and for standing by while I work myself out of my funk. I appreciate you all and am inspired by you! Thank you!