I recently finished quilting a Gravity quilt for my friend, Linda. You may have seen this pattern before — it’s by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, and it’s 97″ x 96″ and chock full of glorious color!
This was my first chance to quilt a Gravity quilt, and Linda wants to enter it into some shows, so we agreed on some over-the-top quilting for it. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks of it as I was working on it, but today I’m here to show you a lot more pictures, so read on!
Linda took a full picture of it for me, since the ones I took didn’t turn out:
But I took lots of close-ups that did turn out, so here are all the individual diamonds, so you can see what I did in each of them:
Here’s a great shot Linda took of how I quilted the background:
And another close-up shot that she took:
And a shot outdoors that she took — it just glows!
I’m especially proud of this section right here — each one of those little diamonds has its own thread color, but the design is continuous across 4 diamonds at a time!
Here’s one more I took that shows some more of the quilting detail, sort of in shadow:
She sent a Pellon cotton batting to put in it, and I used Superior OMNI thread for all the quilting. I used 51 different colors on this quilt! The thread changes nearly did me in, but they were soooo worth it! I really love how the quilt turned out, and I hope Linda has good luck with it in the shows she chooses to enter it into.
Thanks for trusting me with it, Linda! It was a lot of fun to quilt!