Tis The Season Custom Longarm Quilting

This is my friend Bernie’s beautiful quilt she created in the hoop with embroidery designs by Claudias Creations.   The pattern is called ‘Tis the Season.   I love this quilt!

 It had stabilizer and was embroidered over 2 layers of fabrics plus all the threads making this piece very stiff.   I used  2 layers of batting, QD Puff  over a layer of QD white poly select.   I wasn’t sure if we would get dimension even using 2 battings but to my surprise it quilted up beautifully.   I chose Puff because it is white compared to my wool and because I have heard it does not hold a crease.  This wallhanging will be stored approximately 10 months every year.   I am interested to find out how true that claim is.   I found a lovely version of thi sonline,  quilted by Karen Marchetti  that I thought had good symmetry that I based my quilting on.  Of course I did not even try to quilt her standard background fill with the tiny squared off fan blades!  I find it so helpful sometimes to see what others have done then I know immediately if I like that look or not.

I know Bernie will enjoy hanging this for the 2018 holidays!