Earlier this month I was contacted about quilting an art quilt, and after seeing the top accepted the job. When I received the top I was very pleased at how pretty it was and was very happy to see how nicely made and perfectly flat it was (sometimes art quilts can be pretty lumpy and bumpy!) I have enjoyed getting to know the maker of this quilt top as we have chatted back and forth about how to quilt it and have so much enjoyed getting to know Kay!
I took a picture of the quilt top and printed it up to do some doodling on it. Kay was interested in a greek key type design and when I doodled it on the quilt it definitely looked like a great design. We also decided to just stitch in the ditch around the solid borders - quilting those just seemed too busy.
Kay was inspired by another blogger to make this quilt, so if you like this quilt, Exuberant Color will really inspire you as well!
I will be binding this quilt today and getting it ready to return to it's owner. She made this in memory of her dog, Baxter, and I am sure it will be a comfort to her. Not only have I enjoyed working on her quilt, but I feel I have made a new friend. Funny how quilting does that!
Speaking of friends, my fellow Island Batik Embassadors feel like friends as well, especially after seeing their sewing areas! Just a few more to go - stop by and visit Patti at Lemon Tree Snippets
Don't forget to comment on my studio post to enter the drawing for the Island Batik strip bundle I am giving away on my post as well - I will be drawing for that on Friday, July 31!
I also linked this post to Sew Fresh Quilts Let's Bee Social link up - join in on the fun!