A Bit of Winter Sunshine

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? It was sunny and fairly warm in Fayetteville, NC yesterday and today. The perfect weather for photographing a warm and sunny quilt.

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Several years ago Gail made the orange, pink, white and yellow blocks for this quilt . . . but they remained on the shelf until she needed a Christmas gift for a special friend this year.

She added a white border and brought the quilt top to me for quilting. Since the blocks are so linear, Gail requested a circular design. Freehand spirals fit the bill. I used variegated pink/orange/yellow thread on the top and light yellow thread in the bobbin.

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Gail found the perfect backing fabric in a Florida quilt shop, but the fabric was not quite as large as the quilt. She cut the fabric diagonally and inserted a wide, white strip of fabric. (Click here to see an explanation of this technique.) The quilting design shows up nicely in the white area.

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I predict this quilt will spread a bit of sunshine, no matter the weather outside!

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Do you have a sunny, cheerful quilt that makes your heart happy when the weather is dreary? If so, describe it in a comment below.

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