Maria’s Cheer Quilt
My aunt Maria made this cheer quilt for her daughter who is a senior in high school. She’s been on the cheer team all three years. I love the fabrics she chose.
Maria had a local embroidery shop (The Logo Shop) do all the embroidery, and they always do an awesome job!! They have great options for all of the local schools.
Maria chose this freehand swirly feather design that I do, for the quilting. Yes, it’s done freehand. I even videoed it while I was quilting so you can see how I do this design randomly. It’s all about filling each space. Quilting tip: for those of you wanting to try freehand or enhance your freehand quilting skills...give this design a try. It’s very forgiving. So, for the tip, think ahead. Where are you going to quilt next and where do you need to quilt so you don’t leave any spots unquilted. Once you start doing that, it will become second nature to you.
Give it a try sometime, you’d be surprised how fun it is!!!
Here is an angled and close up view.
I used white 30 Tex Perma Core A&E thread and Winline’s 8020 cotton poly blend batting.
Love when I get to quilt for family!! My grandma even helped Maria do the binding.
If any of you are strictly computerized or paper pantograph quilters, don’t worry...Patricia Ritter and I designed a pantograph after this design. It’s called Venice Too and it’s available at https://www.urbanelementz.com/venice-too.html