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!
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.
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.
I carried these same lines and curves into the backgrounds between the stars to try and tie everything together.
Marianne’s piecing is absolutely impeccable, which sure makes my job a lot easier!
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!
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.
I used one layer of Quilter’s Dream Poly Select batting. The finished quilt measures around 67″ square.
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!