2015 BOM Bridges of Madison County


This is one of my own quilts.  I made these twelve 10.5 inch blocks as part of a BOM program at my local quilt shop.


Then the fun happens…..coming up with a creative design to incorporate these 12 blocks into a finished top.  Months before we had even finished piecing all the blocks, I already had this design idea floating around in my head.   I wanted to have lots of negative space for quilting.  I knew I wanted to quilt a detailed centre medallion but other than that,  I had no idea how I was going to quilt it until I got it on the longarm and starting playing.

Here is the finished quilt:


My inspiration for the quilting came from some of the designs in the 12 blocks.  I wish I had kept track of how long it took me to do the longarm work because it was substantial.  I am really happy with the finished product.

Close up of the centre medallion and some of the long arm work:



I like using pieced backings on my quilts.  I think it makes for a more attractive back that gives you the option to flip it over so you have two quilts in one.




Quilts of Valour #9

I continue to volunteer to provide batting and donate my time to do the longarm quilting on quilt tops donated to Quilts of Valour.  This is the 9th top that I have longarmed for them.   I used Glide Khaki thread and e2e design Waterworld.