Stained Glass Celtic Quilt, August 09
Pattern: Philomena Weichek’s Celtic Quilt Designs
Invisibly machine appliquéd with mono-filament, hand quilted. Matilda’s Own wool Batting.
This is my 3rd Celtic quilt. In the back of my mind for years was the idea of using a hand dye background with black knots. Also, after hand appliqueing the others I was dying to try this machine applique method. I think when all is said and done, I prefer the hand work.
The particular craziness I tried this time was
to notch out the garden maze sashing on the edges. It always bothered me just putting on a straight binding.
I had this quilt on the hoop when I started teaching. Two years later it was still there without 1 additional stitch on it. The first thing I did was to spend several
months finishing the hand quilting, but I couldn’t finish in time for the 2009 Salem Fair.
I just like making a back with a little interest to reward they who look, so this one has a lovely ombré backing with an original knot I designed. Click the quilting shot to get a full size where you can see the quilting.