Friday, May 22, 2015

Art Nouveau Quilt For a 50th Birthday

A friend turned fifty recently, which deserves a special memento! At the last Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, CA this fabric collection caught my eye as a perfect fit for her -- and the result is her 50th birthday present:
Art Nouveau bed quilt for Emily's 50th birthday, 2015. Quilted by New Pieces, Berkeley, CA.
The quilt is composed of a center panel that is surrounded by several borders -- with the corners of the last two borders mitered. If I had to do it again, I would do blunt corners throughout (the peacock figure in the last border ended up not lending itself well to mitering). Also, I had originally wanted custom feather quilting in the cream second border, but unfortunately got talked into just an all-over quilt design at the quilting shop. But, even with these learning experiences, I still think it's quite a glamorous and beautiful quilt(!). The hand of the fabric with the wool bat is luxurious feeling.

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