Sunday, August 5, 2012

What an Opportunity

Every other year our guild makes an "Opportunity Quilt" and then sells tickets as a fund raiser.  This beautiful hand appliqued quilt is this years creation.  I was not involved in the design or construction of this beauty, but I was asked to do the quilting on it.

The designers gave me clear instructions on how they wanted it quilted, and I was more than happy to follow their guidelines.  In the appliqued blocks I stitched around the applique.  These blocks will now be hand quilted with a cross hatch design by the quilt makers.  So imagine this block with hand quilting on it, and then just sigh at it's beauty.

In the star blocks I quilted a replica of the applique motifs and then some half inch lines to accent the star.  In the borders, I was requested to do light quilting following the design of the fabric.  I think it works well.

I loved working on this quilt, and was so excited when they asked me to quilt it.  Here's a little secret. When I joined our guild, I remember thinking how excited I would be if I was asked to quilt the Opportunity Quilt.  So, when I got the phone call (I still have it on my answering machine) I was pretty excited.

I will post updates and let you know when tickets are available if anyone is interested.  This quilt will travel around until our next show in October, 2013.

Thank you for all your ideas with my white chair, I am still not sure what I will end up doing with it, but at least now I have some good ideas.  I appreciate all your comments and input.



  1. It's beautiful, and in my favorite colors! I like how the quilting highlights the blocks. Nicely done!

  2. Loving those colours. Quilting just perfect - as usual. Wish I could buy a ticket!!!


  3. Such a beautiful quilt. The quilting so makes it complete. The joys of being a quilter.

  4. The quilt is beautiful, and what an honor to quilt it! Congratulations!

  5. Gorgeous!!! Esther, your machine quilting and design is perfect. I am so happy you quilted our Opportunity quilt. It is beautiful.

    Altho ASQG quilt show is usually in October, a change was made for 2013. The dates are September 28th and 29th and we will be in the new building! Yipee! Thanks for posting a pic of the quilt, it's great to see it's progress. The hand quilting will add to it as well. Can't wait to see it in RL :0)