Oh where to begin! This stunner was made by Pat for one of her twin granddaughters. This is the second quilt I have had the privilege of working on for Pat this fall, you can see the equally stunning quilt for the other twin here.
The pattern is Chinoserie, and originally came from a Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine. It is now available as a free download in the book Free Asian Quilt patterns. Fabric selection can sure change the look of a quilt, here is the original quilt.
This pattern is not for the faint of heart! All of the curved pieces are had stitched down, with the exception of the center petals. The instructions said to baste them down, and the attachment would take place during the quilting process. Pat checked to make sure I would be okay with this idea, and I couldn't see why it would be a problem.
Pat did a very careful job basting them in place.
My 12" Quilted Pineapple Curve template was the perfect fit to stitch 1/4" from the edge of the petal.
I did a small branching curl to fill all the odd shaped sections around the center of the quilt.
For the outer wide border, and the center sections I did the curve echo border treatment.
For the wide background sections I used a curling "Nemeshing feather".
I really could have just happily let this one live on my bed!
And a few shots of the back because light backs are just so pretty!