This is a customer’s quilt that I finished quilting this week! I used a simple “block” pattern in each square since this customer doesn’t like heavy quilting. I took advantage of the design software & used the block pattern to create similar patterns for the flying geese & border.

This is something I’ve come to realize I’m very particular about. I like themes. I like all the quilting to have a flow. If a piecer puts all the time & effort into color coordination & patterns, the quilter should make the quilting coordinate. It seems that overall freehand quilters are better at this, but there’s no reason why computerized quilters aren’t just a good.

I’m also hand quilting this quilt. I should clarify. I’ve been hand quilting this for quite some time. My sister actually pieced this for me when I was 15. Yes, you read that correctly. 15. Sophomore in High School. Back when I was a very different Robin. She has just taken a quilting class & make me this top. We had a great idea that we would hand quilt this. Not sure what we were thinking since I was crazy busy with school, band & church (oh yes, I was one of those teens) & she lived in another state. So basically this quilt travelled from Colorado to Texas more times than some people have. In the end I had it (I think she had kids at this point & told me she was never, ever, ever going to be able to work on this again) & then I dragged it around with me.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago & a friend was over in my studio quilting with me. She saw the quilt peeking out of the bag. I dragged it out & told her the story. She pointed out rationally that there really wasn’t much more to do. I eyed the quilt with some doubt & realized she had a point. So after deciding what frame I was going to use (I’ll explain more in another post), I pulled it out & it now sits on half our couch while I quilt about a square a night.

I also realized something. I am almost done. With the squares. Then there are 2 borders. Hmmm….. maybe this really isn’t so close to being finished.

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