Monday, February 28, 2011
For My Neighbor Cristina, thanks to Ebony
Ebony Love bought a long-arm quilt machine and wanted quilts to practice on. Am I the lucky one or what? Ebony just returned this quilt to me yesterday, and I am stunned at the density and fluidity of her quilting. This quilt is beautiful, and her curvy quilting lines are a fabulous juxtaposition to the straight lines of this Fence Rail pattern. And Ebony's choice of thread color - perfect.
A word about Cristina's outer border. I didn't like it when Cris chose it. And I still remember Cristina tell me it was something unexpected and that you sometimes just have to take risks. In hinsight? She was right.
Cristina is a sophomore at the University of Iowa and will be home for Spring Break in a few weeks. I can't wait to return this quilt to her!