This girl was SO much fun to quilt. There is around 25 hours put on this little lady. She was pieced with a mixture of Kaffe Fasset fabrics, batiks and other cottons so I had a beautiful canvas to start with.
When I quilt, I like to do all that I can in each pass. I really try to avoid having to go back and do large areas. Ellie was no different. I did a combination of free motion and ruler work on her. Each piece of her was stitched in the ditch and then a design added to the area. In the background, I took inspiration from Sharon Blackmore and did a large curl design and added in the fill after. So much awesome negative space to play with. I had a lot of fun with Ellie and I’m so excited for her to make it back to her owner this week. Pictures just never do the actual piece justice.
One of my favorite parts of this quilt is Ellie’s toes. Throughout the quilting process I tossed around several ideas on how to quilt them…then as I got closer to that point it came to me and I did a happy dance when they were done. Her owner will be blinging those toes out…as well as the whole quilt. I cannot wait to see Ellie complete!
Adding drops of magic,