Here’s one of the quilts I had the pleasure of quilting for a client recently. Tom sent me his Monsters quilt top for quilting, and look at this!
It has an embroidered poem around the edge, and the piecing is all so fun.
I also love every single fabric in this quilt — what a great collection of bright and happy prints — it was so fun to quilt it.
I filled the background around each monster with large pebbles, some of them with swirls in the middle.
Let me just say right now that Tom’s applique is fabulously wonderful — perfect invisible stitches, smooth edges, absolutely gorgeous work! I was afraid that my quilting would ruin all that.
I didn’t want to leave the monsters with large unquilted areas, so I opted for giving them “clothes” to fill in some of the large places. I gave this cute little pink thing a tutu, and gave the little orange guy next to her a tank top:
I quilted diamonds across the embroidery, so as not to take away from the look of it, yet still hold it down.
Tom was kind enough to provide us with the pattern information, too. If you have any kids in your life, they’re gonna want this quilt. We have 6 nephews, and every single one of them would love this!
Tom’s wife also sent me a gorgeous quilt top to quilt — I’ll be back to show you hers later on. Thanks, Tom, for letting me quilt for you!