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December FLEW by in a whoosh! I have been sooooo busy – which is a very good thing – I haven’t had time to post!

I have been working on several AMAZING quilts and will be posting photos of them over the next few days.

This quilt, Blindman’s Fancy, was an incredibly quilt to work on! I did a Google search to find out who designed the pattern, but couldn’t find anything specific. There were more than a few photos of the same “style” of quilt with somewhat similar fabrics. But only a few of the photos showed the quilting on the quilt.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a whole view of the quilt I did, but here is a photo from The Quilted Pineapple blog¬†of what the whole quilt looks like.

Click on any photo for a larger view.

Blind Man's Fancy

The quilt I did for my customer, Karla S, looked very similar almost the same colors and fabrics.

B-Blind1

I quilted the blocks all the same with feathers, feathers and more feathers. This photo does not do the quilt or the quilting justice! There is a feathered wreath in the center of the block and more feather “swags” surrounding the wreath. There is contentious curve quilting in the Flying Geese blocks and more feathers in the corners of the block. There is a TON of texture on the quilt from the quilting. I used a matching thread throughout the quilt. In the photo the colors are a little washed out. They are much more vibrant in real life!

Here is a photo of the back of the block quilting. Again, the color on the photo is really washed out. The fabric is really a medium dark gold with a brown print.

B-Blind1A

I went a little crazy in the border! It was huge and I quilted my Amish Swirl Feather border design.

B-Blind2

This is the corner of the quilt and you can really see the quilting here! A lot of work, but well worth it!

B-Blind3

Another view of the border, away from the corner.

One more photo of the border from the back of the quilt where you can see the detail of the quilting.

B-Blind4

FWIW – to quilt this border I used the 8 inch Circle Feather Guide from Longarm University.

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