Snowbird BOM

This client added to the 2014  Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer BOM to get it king-sized for her bed.  She wanted a little of everything on this quilt,  with preferred treatments of dense geometric,  circles,  pebbling,  faux trapunto, straight line grids instead of curved crosshatching.  Even though these fabrics are soft feminine florals,  she wasn't a fan of feathers or floral motifs.   She did like a feather that I used on another quilt in setting triangles and agreed to use those there.   So we really do have lots of styles hopefully merging into a cohesive plan on this big quilt!   Lots of star points and  setting areas to quilt.  Also eleven border segments!   Her request was to keep each one separate and not combine into larger units.  I hope I gave her the look she wanted.  She seemed thrilled with the results and sent me a picture of it on her bed.  Freehand, hand guided quilting, no computer.  Lots of elements,  way too many photos!
That's my favorite element in the quilt, the leafy, feathery swirl border with a puffy head.   I'm happy that white border looks like it sits on top the bed too so very visible.
part of the 11 components.  Those blending fabrics are easy to make into larger borders using one seam line for a stem in a feather for example.  Then you can also get more design into the border.   I left these a little loose, open and swirly because those florals don't show a lot of detail, only dimension.  I also turned the quilt for those long borders  done in navy so I didn't have "chunks" and could quilt those sections more fluidly.
Paperclip swirl.
I used a stencil on the light and pebbled behind it.
Of course, the most visible area is that darn feather above the star in each corner.  I felt it needed a feather there to tie in but it really shows as a feather a lot more than I anticipated.
The above block also had a smaller stencil in the middle, CC petals in the center and freehand CC all around the block.  Filled the area perfectly!  I love it when a stencil works out.
These fabrics have been very popular, I am told they are from the Snowbird line by Edyta Sitar.   My 3rd quilt to quilt in these fabrics! 
Sorry for the photo overload!


Ruth Roesler said…
There can never be too many photos with all the different quilting you did. It looks amazing, I hope she puts it in a quilt show!! How many hours? If you can keep track.
Debbie said… really did do a variety of quilting designs. Loved all the detail pics.
C Hudson said…
No need to apoogize for too many photos of your stunning quilting! Valerie, your work is just spectacular!
Anjuli Johnson said…
OH my goodness, so much detail!! You are amazingly talented.
Marlene said…
You have done an amazing job with this quilt Valerie. 11 borders and a different design in each one-Wow! So many great designs here. Too many photos-I don't think so!
Thanks for sharing the detail.
Dona Cox said…
Beautiful quilt. Blue being my favorite color pretty much sealed the deal for me. Scrolling through the photos, my mind kept thinking about delft pottery. Very similar in color and lines.