This is a customer’s quilt that is about 30 years in the making. She had friends embroider/cross-stitch blocks and then assembled them into a top.
I added the blue border – she had planned to use for a backing, but several large areas had faded too badly. The backing ended up being an unbleached muslin.
This was a challenge to quilt as I had to pick a design that would not over-whelm the beautiful handwork. I ended up using a very fine thread for the quilting in these blocks and it worked beautifully.
My favorite part of the quilting is the center – it makes a cross design accented with feathered hearts.
I really like the muslin backing – it shows off the quilting so nice and is really soft.