My friend Barbie Jo has designed a new quilt and she sent the top to me the other day for quilting. It's so cute I can hardly stand it. She does the best stuff!
This quilt has 6 blocks, but you can only see the top half of it here.
This is the quilt that will be photographed for the front of the pattern. When approaching such a project I do my best to keep the quilting as a background element. It should enhance the quilt, but not draw attention to itself. After all, Barbie Jo is looking to sell her design work, not mine.
I always start her quilts by stitching in the ditch around all the appliques and piecework. After I am finished with that I analyze the project for areas that need more stabilization so the quilt will hang well. For this piece the only areas I quilted were the borders, hats, and faces. I couldn't resist the urge to quilt snowflakes in the corner squares using white thread. Their shapes mimic the stick arms on the snowmen.