quilting on the longarm

This quilt top belongs to Trudy, and she recently gave it to me to quilt for her.
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It is a quilt made for her son, and it has a great choice of fabrics for a masculine quilt. As I was quilting it on the longarm machine, I was admiring the patterns and colours. The bits of orange provided a lovely highlight to the greys and blues, with a stripe thrown in and some charcoal blacks. Getting to check out lots of different fabrics is one of the bonuses of quilting other people’s quilts!
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The quilting design had to be one that would suit the recipient, so no flowery patterns! The design we settled on is a large silver fern leaf placed randomly over the quilt with the rest of the surface covered in parallel lines, with little ‘bubbles’ popping up along the lines.
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It’s a little hard to see the design in the photos- perhaps you can just see the fern in this one?
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I quilted this using my own design for the fern leaf and free-hand lines; a grey-blue thread was used for top and bottom.