I custom quilted my gypsy wife quilt with Isacord thread in gold. The strips are quilted with an all-over, free motion bark design.
Each block is quilted with loops, squiggles, swirls, and lines. It took a full week to quilt!
I left some areas unquilted so that they would pop and give the quilt more depth.
Wool batting was used. So the unquilted areas really pop nicely.
For the binding, I used Art Gallery Squared Elements in Merlot. I totally planned on going with a gold binding, but in the end purple surprisingly won out.
For the backing, I used Windham Wideback Text in black. To me, it was made just for the gypsy wife quilt...perfect match.
One more full shot...LOVE! The finished size is 59" x 68".
In other good news, two of my quilts won first and second place ribbons in my local fair, Dixon May Fair. I was so shocked and happy! Sudoku won first in the Machine Quilted by Exhibitor, Lap/Twin Quilt category. Home For Christmas Medallion won second in the Machine Quilted by Exhibitor, Double/Queen/King category.
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