I have been waiting to post these pictures so the owner could see them first. Now that she has, and very kindly allowed me to show the pictures of her quilt, here they are.
As you can see, an Irish Chain in 1930's fabric. Biggish. I free handed the feather cross things and outlined and swirled to fill in the gaps in the blank spaces.
I line danced through the pieced squares to stabilise them and add some movement instead of crosshatching, which requires a steady hand for both the piecer and the quilter for it to work.
Initially I wanted to fill the borders with feathers, however I am really enjoying adding interest with lines and curves and in doing so adding another dimension.
With the swag like treatment, it almost looks as though the edge is scalloped. Again all the feathers are freehand and the curves are created using a circular rule.
The 'piano keys' in the final borders are free handed as well.
This is a quilt that I didn't want to send back - I just kept on looking and touching and feeling the peaks and troughs of the quilting. Unfortunately my customer likes it too. Bugger!