Ultimate Shape Sampler DONE!

As promised I'm posting photos of the class sample I posted in my previous blog.  I had fun working on this at my retreat in McCloud last week and especially had fun experimenting with all different types and colors of threads!

Here's a photo of the "before quilting".  My previous post shows how I used the little Ultimate Shape to mark the center of the triangle and then used half of it for the other two sides to fill my space.

This photo shows the "after".  I ended up "screbbling" (scribbled pebbles) to add sunshine/shadow to the triangles as it was too plain without the added texture.  I added repetitive straight-ish lines in the yellow.  

This class sample will also demonstrate my "high tide" border.  I LOVE to have my borders cross over from the border seam right into the body of the quilt to add dimension and interest and then bring the quilting right up to the border design.

I also had fun with the threads on the back too!  Lots of challenges creating a double sided quilt.  I used Cherrywood fabrics, Hobbs Tuscany wool batting and Superior Threads' Magnifico, Fantastico and Kimono Silk.  Still lots of threads to bury and binding to do but it will be ready for next week's Learning to Design workshop in my studio.

Hugs, Cindy :)


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3 comments


  • Love the cross over seam idea. Cindy, you’re a true artist. Always thinking outside of box is so inspiring…..

    Amy on

  • Love the feathered boarder. Did you use stencils or flexible ruler?

    Charlene on

  • This is very cool! I especially love your border. I’m now thinking how I might migrate my border quilting into the body of my next quilt.

    LIsa Gosen on

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