Monday, April 18, 2011

Traditional Quilting on a Traditional Quilt

Close up while still on the frame.

Another close up while still on the frame.

Diane made this traditional quilt with beautiful fabrics.  She wanted a simple edge-to-edge design so I put on my thinking cap and came up with clamshells!  Yes, clamshells are a very traditional type of quilting women have used for 100 years or so, and this quilt reminded me of the Victorian era.  I couldn't do just the basic E2E on this because of the distinct borders.  So....  I gave this one the clamshells in the center with one small freehand border design, and then had to do piano keys (done with a ruler) on the large floral border.  I think it came out lovely. 

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