Friday, March 22, 2013

Horse Applique Quilt

First of all I have to say that I love this quilt and was so excited when my client brought it to me.  I can not imagine the time that it took to piece and applique but the very lucky grand daughter that received it must know how much she is loved.

I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt. Being that there are several different sections, some with traditional pieced blocks and others with applique, it lent itself well to different types of quilting.  So I was able to do some free motion quilting and use some computerized patterns.

I think that out of the whole quilt this section is my favourite, that is if you can really pick a favourite as it is all so beautiful.

 Here are some close ups so you can see the detail of the free motion quilting.

Now some shots of the free motion quilting around the appliqued horses.

Here are some pictures of the computerized quilting on the traditional blocks.  Computerized meaning that some of the quilting is done using a pattern, like the wagon wheel, cowboy boots, evergreen trees and such. Others like the stars and triangles I marked where I want the machine to stitch using a laser and the machine stitches it.  A very handy feature indeed.

Here is a shot of the border, it also is sewn free motion.


  1. Anonymous4.1.14

    What an AMAZING quilt!! So beautiful, so much hard work and talent.

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work of art. I learn so much from experienced quilters like you and aspire to be able to do something so gorgeous someday.

  3. Anonymous9.3.15

    Could you tell me the name of the pattern? Your quilting compliments her work beautifully!!!!!

  4. Anonymous5.3.16

    OH my , yes, we would like to know the piecing pattern name... what wonderful complimentary quilting you added to the beautiful work!!

    1. Thank-you for the compliments. The pattern is called "Horsin Around" by Judy Jaeger and can be found at

  5. Beautiful! Do you know the fabrics that were chosen?

  6. No I am sorry I do not know which fabrics she used. I just know that most of them are batiks.

  7. Very creeative post