Amy made this charming quilt as a present for a wedding that she is attending this weekend. Amy left the quilting decisions up to me, but she did request that I quilt "McMillan Est. 2016" somewhere on the quilt. She asked me to make it bold, as she made a similar quilt for herself and her last name is a little hidden.
I love how the personalization turned out, but I really was worried when I started the stitching.
I started out with a single green thread and the results were awful. I thought maybe if I added a second line of stitching over top of the first I might be okay. It looked like I was quilting drunk! (I didn't take a photo of that.) But, instead of ripping out my stitches I decided to keep going.
Apparently a lot of thread was just what the quilt needed. I just kept going over and over it until I was satisfied that it was all filled in. Phew!
I quilted a feathered hear inside the cross-stiched heart, although it is a little hard to see. I filled the white background with teardrops and pebbles.
The outer border was crying out for feathers, and I had fun with hears and curls in the other two borders.
Great job Amy, I'm sure this gift will be treasured.