I have never actually custom quilted this popular design. I haven’t had many come across my frames…..but when they have they have been a secondary type design. I have quilted them with 3-D turtles…and a buggy barn edition with some jagged edges that were part of the design. So those got all over type designs. They were all beautiful and unique.
This quilt is all Snails trails and that is the design. So I got the opportunity to bring out that element. It took me awhile to come up with the design because I wanted to make it SING! I wanted it to be different than anything I had seen before……
In actuality I hadn’t paid attention to quilting designs I had seen before for this type of quilt. So I went to pinterest. I wanted to see other people’s interpretations. I actually try not to do this unless I am stuck. I was still stuck because there wasn’t a whole lot out there that had been custom quilted. So I was basically on my own again. 🙂
The shop quilts have to be quilted so they can be “attainable”. What that means is that when people see them hanging in the shop if they look to complicated or the quilting is to dynamic..they will shy away from it. So there is a balance that needs to be maintained to sell product….
But there are times when you can make the quilting shine. This quilt is made from scraps and perfect for the patterns and the quilting just makes it sparkle. I don’t think it’s over the top….but just enough. 🙂
I used two layers of batting. Cotton W&N and a layer of Hobbs polydown. It just gives it that much more definition.
I am glad I got this opportunity! Thanks to The Fabric Patch.