Stripper Quilt?!? What has Melissa been doing?
I promise, I have only been quilting, not stripping. 3 years ago I was part of a fun group of quilters who called themselves Stripper Quilters because we each made block strips for each other over the course of a year to make fabulous, fun and scrappy quilts. I pieced my top in January of 2014 and never quilted it because it was 80×80 and that was too big for me to wrestle through my domestic machine. Well now that Spike is here, I have run out of excuses not to finish it! All that’s left is the binding and given how I feel about quilt bindings…well that could take awhile, but at least the quilting is done.
It is really hard to photograph the quilting on the white background, lucky for me the backing is a nice dark blue and the quilting popped beautifully. I did this quilt with a different fill on each row so that I could show customers what different fills would like like and given them ideas for how they might like their quilts done.
The outside border has a nice wishbone motif, I wanted to be able to show lots of different ideas and what might work for different quilts. The second border has continuous feathers that go around the entire quilt. Not bad for my first attempt at feathers if I do say so myself. The first stripper row has my take on Vicki Swirls – which are done by my good friend Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts.
Row two are my flames. One of my favorite designs so far. I love the gentle echoes and think the design has so much potential for a quilting.
Row three starts with pebbles (pictured above) and then fades into paisley (pictured below) and back to pebbles. Showing how designs can be mixed together for different textural effects.
This row was lots of fun to quilt.
Row four is this fun triangle design, they look like fireworks or starbursts to me. Can’t wait to do this design again! I love angular designs.
Row five is an echo heart design.
I really enjoyed quilting this one, I learned so much on it and even got to FaceTime my Innova rep in Italy when I had issues, talk about amazing customer service! She is on a two month vacation and took time out to help me. Truly awesome people work for Innova.
This summer I will start taking customer quilts and I am so excited about it!
Have a great day!