Swirling Leaves – a wedding quilt

My dear friend Nancy B made this one for her son’s wedding.  Nancy is a wonderful piecer and I really enjoyed “listening” to this quilt and taking cues from the fabric and the piecing to develop my quilting designs.  Those three days I spent in NC this summer in classes with Jamie Wallen really opened my eyes to new ways to look at quilts.  I used a variegated YLI thread on the top and Bottom Line prewounds from Superior in the bobbin.   I’m not sure what Nancy named the quilt but I called it Swirling Leaves while I was quilting it because Nancy fussy cut the large squares and made Four -Patch Swirls there instead of just a large square of focus fabric.  The fabric had a leaf (acanthus?) in it that swirled in a circle in those blocks.  They were my inspiration for my quilting design motifs.  To see the quilting designs close-up click on each of the pictures.






I delivered the quilt to Nancy at White Oak last weekend and she was very pleased with it.  She showed it to the group during Show and Tell Friday night and I was very happy with the wonderful things she said about my quilting.  Thank you so much Nancy B!!

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