by Pat Styring
I've been collecting photos for the Antebellum Album book (to be published in 2020) and Pat sent snapshots of her finished top and quilting progress.
She was one of the model makers and did such a memorable job, adding a little machine applique and choosing fabrics so well.
Her quilting is just as wonderful.
Love the recurring butterfly theme.
Here's what Pat says:
"I do all my own quilting on a home Bernina without a stitch regulator... strictly old school. There are many feathers and wreaths in the block backgrounds and borders. I'm using blue violet AND red- violet threads on the border feather motifs. I love pebbles and other heavy coverage quilting motifs. The problem is seeing them against my fabric choices."
Here's the marking and feathers in the border with the pebbles.
I can see it here and the photographers at the publisher C&T
will do a great job of highlighting it.
You're right about not seeing the quilting very well. However, I'm also with you that C&T will do an amazing job getting it perfect in just the right lighting. The butterflies & garden theme are beautiful!!!!
Wow, those batiks really sing.
First caught my eye ages ago with the flying geese block and the butterfly - super colours, beautiful fabric and so wonderfully made through and through. Super job Pat thank you for sharing, and thank you for showing us Pat's work and the wonderful quilting on the back too, Barbara.
Pat, HOW do you do all that intricate and beautiful quilting on your "ordinary" Bernina?!!! I've tried my stitch regulator, but I can't get even, consistent stitches. I do a lot of hand quilting, but have stayed with straight-line stitching on my machine. Any tips for following curves and swirls on the machine? Thank you.
I absolutely love Pat's quilt! Traditional and innovative all at once! Beautiful job!!
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