When Maree brought me this pickle dish quilt I was thrilled as I knew it would push me out of my comfort zone. She wanted modern quilting, and specified no feathers.
I knew I needed to do something more abstract with straight lines, and possibly pebbles. I had a fairly strong idea of how I was going to quilt it before I loaded it, but I didn’t have every detail decided.
After loading the quilt the first thing I did was stabilise it. All the rings were ditch stitched and I quilted the straight lines that make the square in the centre of the ring.
The four-diamond shape in the centre of the rings came to me whilst I was about half way though stabilising the quilt. I quilted one in to see if I liked it and I thought it worked really well as it mirrored the pebbling I did where the rings met.
To see the same quilt designed by Trish Harper in Liberty Fabrics quilted with feather wreaths click here.