“Shades of Love in Blue” – Part III

Hi habibis! Today we’re finishing up with part III of love in shades of blue, the wedding present I made for my friend E and her husband J. I should add that I shipped it to them a few weeks ago (only a month late!) and they loved it. It makes me feel so good when I’ve made something for someone special and tried to tailor it to them and they love it. Best part of giving presents!

Anyway, the quilting. I started from the center of my design and did each diamond differently, using threads that blended into the shade of the diamond. For the center most dark diamond I did lines crisscrossing through the center in dark blue thread.  That seems to have given it almost a butterfly effect – my mother commented on that.

For the next ring (still dark blue) I did straight line quilting, four lines around the inner edge of the ring and one line around the outer edge.  The third ring (medium blue) is three lines around the inner edge and two lines around the outer edge.

For the next ring – dark blue again – I quilted along the seams, crisscrossing to make diamonds across the HSTs.

The outer sections of the quilt are all the light blue fabric.  I continued crisscrossing in most of the sections.  The light blue sections aren’t all symmetrical because my design is intentionally off-center, so I had more space on one corner than all the others, so in that section I also hand quilted their names.

Here’s the finished quilt:

Here are some shots of the back.  I love how the quilting looks!


5 thoughts on ““Shades of Love in Blue” – Part III

  1. This is so beautiful! I would be delighted to receive a quilt like that as a gift! I love the way you quilted all different sections differently – I’d like to give that a try!

    • Oh, thank you so much! The quilting was pretty easy – the quilt is only about 50″ x 50″, and I used my regular piecing foot on my Kenmore. In hindsight I should’ve used my walking foot, but I forget to change it.

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