The first one pictured I had volunteered to do because I liked all of the wide open white space. I just knew it could be enhanced with some feathers. Lots of feathers.
The quilting went pretty quick on this one because I quilt faster when I am drawing all over with thread, and also because I had loaded the quilt on the frame the night before the guild meeting so I had a goal! I quilted almost all day -no laundry, no cooking,...but I made it in time!
All of the flowers on Mary's quilt were hand-appliqued and I worked up close and personal on this quilt and could not see the stitches! Beautiful work!
The second quilt I am sharing is actually the first quilt I did. This large Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt was also made by Mary and the piecing was phenomenal.
And of course, if I can find a way to use feathers....
And it's true, that's a lot of pebbles.
Mary had apparently planned to hand quilt each hexagon and had hand basted each one. Each stitch had to be gently removed. I removed some and loaded the quilt and then quilted and removed more as I went along. And anyone that came into my quilting studio while this was going on was cajoled into helping. My son was home from college on spring break and I put him and his delightful girlfriend to work.
I have two more of Mary's quilts to quilt for the guild. Hoping to get those done in the next week or so.