Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Jane's Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt
I finished Jane's Border Creek Station mystery quilt late last night and I'm so very pleased with the outcome! I was a little nervous with the density of those pebbles but I think with the striped/piano key border quilting it turned out very even. I love the texture this gives - Jane sent her own Tuscany Wool batting and it always quilts up beautifully.
The back is so pretty - almost a whole cloth in itself! I really love neutral backings that show off the pretty quilting...they also show off the mistakes too...but let's just pretend I live in a world where I never ever EVER make those! :)
Above is the full view photo that Jane sent me - along with a bare bones mock up I sent her. I had an idea of what I wanted to do - and I wanted to get her opinion on pebbling before I went through and drew pebbles all over this quilt! Luckily she is a gal who enjoys pretty pebbles just like me!
I did one border with this flourish so that it looks as if the quilting is traveling out and around and framing the quilt from this one point. I really love it!
I used darn near a full 3,000 yard cone of Bottom Line thread on this quilt - fresh and new from the package! There might be enough left on the cone now to fill two or three bobbins...those pebbles take up a lot of thread.
I'm so happy with the way this one turned out. I've got the feather itch now though - and good thing too as the next quilt is going to be full of them!