Marianne’s Nantucket Quilt

Posted on April 29, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Longarm Quilting

A couple weeks ago, I showed you Tom’s “Monsters!” quilt, and at that time, I told you that his wife, Marianne, had also sent me a quilt top to quilt.

Well, today I’m back to show you Marianne’s quilt. It’s from a pattern called “Nantucket,” by Minick and Simpson, and she made it from their fabric line called “Midwinter Reds”. I think it’s just gorgeous!Marianne1

Marianne wanted custom quilting, and she asked for ruler work inside the stars. So I did straight lines inside them to form an inner design.Marianne3

I did diagonal lines on the red nine-patches, and filled in the neutral background with some straight line quilting, but I added just a few curves to soften everything up just a bit.Marianne4

I carried these same lines and curves into the backgrounds between the stars to try and tie everything together.Marianne3

Marianne’s piecing is absolutely impeccable, which sure makes my job a lot easier! Marianne5

Marianne even used a Midwinter Reds print on the back of her quilt. I am such a sucker for polka dots of any kind — I love this!Marianne7

I changed thread colors on this quilt, using red on the reds and a neutral color on the backgrounds. You can tell this more on the back side of the quilt.Marianne6

I used one layer of Quilter’s Dream Poly Select batting. The finished quilt measures around 67″ square. Marianne8

You can get the pattern for this quilt by clicking HERE.

As an added bonus, while I was in Paducah last week with my sister, I got to meet Tom and Marianne in person! They are wonderful — I’m sure we could have chatted all day. They’ve each already sent me another quilt to quilt, and I can hardly wait to get started on them.

Thanks, Marianne, for letting me quilt for you, and I’m so glad I got to meet you and Tom last week!



14 responses to “Marianne’s Nantucket Quilt”

  1. Judy says:

    I really like this fabric collection and the quilt is lovely, especially with your quilting.

  2. Cindy says:

    That is a beautiful quilt. I love nine patches and stars. You did an awesome job of quilting it! Just gorgeous.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    I have this pattern. I have these fabrics!! I want to make this quilt!!!! It’s beautiful đŸ™‚

  4. Rose Marie says:

    The quilt is wonderful. The colors are so nice – I am in a two-color phase right now. And the quilting is also wonderful. Good job Shelly and Marianne.

  5. Shelly you did an awesome job quilting this quilt. Love the red and natural colors. Yes Marianne you did a great job putting this quilt together.

  6. Janet Smith says:

    Beautiful all the way around. Everyone did a spectacular job with a great pattern. This is a favorite. Would love to do it but could never piece NOR quilt this well.

  7. Nice work!! This really is stunning! You should consider becoming one of our next Featured #battgirls đŸ™‚

  8. Kathy says:

    very nice indeed. great job.

  9. What gorgeous quilting on a beauty of a quilt!

  10. Susan says:

    Quite a beautiful quilt from some of my favorite fabrics, and just perfect quilting design for it.

  11. Barbara D says:

    Beautiful, Shelly! There’s good reason why you’re our CQ!

  12. Susan B. says:

    What a wonderful quilting job. You are becoming quite the accomplished quilter. I know that the owner will be more than pleased. Keep it up.

  13. Sandy says:

    I am in the process of piecing this. Love your quilting!

  14. Marie says:

    Oh my – you did such a wonderful job quilting this one. The quilt really shines with the work you’ve put into it.

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