I like the freedom in traditions. In quilting, that means cutting with scissors and no marking the patterns while hand quilting which translates into fluidity in quilts.
Of course, I have to be open to imperfections and raw look that it brings..
I like to call it "Organic Quilting"
Quilting with minimum tools which may require hard work but the fruits are as sweet as the ones that grow in the backyard gardens.
I have been hand quilting one of my favorite quilts for past month or more.
I wrote about it in the previous post.
As structured as the blocks are, the quilt portrays freedom. I had a vision for the borders heavily quilted with Perle cotton threads like my Confetti quilt but it was not possible this time around. So, I settled with the next best thing I could possibly do for this quilt.
I just took my thread and needle and started hand quilting by eye balling the pattern.
After my first attempt, I knew what I did not want.
And this is what I settled for.
and grew into wild ivy sprawling around an old broken barn or a log cabin.
I wish there was better way of taking good pictures of these borders.
I am pretty happy with my Organic Quilt Garden!
Have a happy day!