Thursday, June 8, 2017

Custom Quilting Pat's Moroccan Lanterns

Hello again! Followers on Facebook and Instagram have enjoyed snippets of Pat's super yummy 'Moroccan Lantern' quilt. A design exclusive to The Apple Basket .


Measuring 80" x  92" Pat chose wool/polyester batting and a lovely deep charcoal/black backing fabric, hoping to keep this quilt fresh and appealing enough for Pat's 12yr old grandson. I used Glide and Superior's Fantastico threads.


Keeping in mind this quilt was going to be for a young man we banned any 'frilly-dilly' quilting pushing it's way onto this quilt! Swirls and straight lines seemed a good masculine choice.


After a break over coffee I finally came up with the design for the 'lanterns'. A series of angled double lines to create a diamond effect much like a lantern.



Thank so much Pat, here's hoping your grandson will love the quilt, if not I know there will be some takers...........me included!

While walking on Sunday back from Cape Brett I spotted these Fungi on a tree, I thought they were really pretty. Thanks for stopping by.





10 comments:

  1. Your quilting is just glorious! Those are some big fungi!

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  2. Perfect quilting for that project - nice effect with the echo-outlining between the lanterns and the swirls. Those fungi almost look like little elephant ears pasted onto the tree!

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  3. Wow one very lucky young man recieving that quilt Leeanne, just stunning. I love how you have quilted it with no frills too :-)

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  4. Great choices for the quilting designs. That is a lot of swirling--did you get dizzy? : )
    Looks like the tree had grown multiple ears!

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  5. Love your quilting on this Leeanne!

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  6. What a yummy quilt Leeanne and looks amazing with your quilting. Amazing how and where fungi want to grow too, its amazing what you see on walks. xxxxx

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  7. Looks like you got the 'no frilly stuff' thing perfectly right Leeanne - what a gorgeous quilt for a lad :-)

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  8. That fungi looks like a sculpture..amazing. You have done another beautiful job quilting Leeanne, certainly no frilly dilly quilting there!! Love the lantern effect.

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  9. Love the lanterns, and the spiral quilting - very modern and fun. I really like how you have double echo quilted around the lanterns, before butting the spiral quilting up to it - very clever (and even! and why I would never do it).

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  10. Love the quilt and really really love your quilting! Very modern & great for the 'young man'! I'm sure it will travel with him!

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