As promised--here is the second Black Opals & Ribbon Candy quilt, made from Christine Barnes quilt pattern, in mostly cool color fabrics.
Whereas the warm version featured mostly straight/angular quilting in the blocks and borders, this version had more arcs and curves. I was stuck for a while as to how to take this curved theme into the borders and minimize marking required. Once again, blue painter's tape came to the rescue as I marked the peaks and valleys of my curves, which were echoed and then surrounded with a larger pebbling (reminiscent of the smaller intersection blocks).
|Border quilting in progress with minimal marking required|
|Border quilted--a little hard to see with the busy border print|
|Border quilting from the backing--fun backing fabrics|
|I tried to get a pic with the pups, after learning that Skippy had muddy paws...luckily it wasn't too bad!|
|Side by Side: Warm and Cool Black Opals & Ribbon Candy quilts|