before and after

i thought you might enjoy seeing a before quilting and after quilting shot of the same quilt to show how the quilting really does 'change' a quilt.

here's the before. this is madeline's quilt from a LQS's BOM is a slightly busy quilt, so we agreed that it just needed an E2E....

here's the after.....see the difference? isn't it amazing how the quilting changes a quilt, but adds so has textural interest now....


  1. I love the colours in the quilt -

    Thank you for your "before and after" shots. They add weight to the saying that "A quilt's not a quilt until it's quilted".

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great work and I agree, the quilting adds wonderful texture to the quilt.

  3. beautiful quilting, really brings a quilt to life.

  4. Lovely quilting and neat pieceing. What's the name of the pantograph?
    Anne OC Australia

  5. thank you for the lovely comments!

    Anne in Aust- it isn't a panto. it's my signature E2E i call Cotton Candy. all my quilting is freemotion. i don't own any pantos...thanks for asking, the fact you thought it was a panto is a very nice compliment in my book :)


  6. Linda CraigApril 20, 2010

    I love what you did with this quilt, Shannon. The E2E suits it perfectly and you're right, it really gives it such lovely texture. Awesome job!

  7. AnonymousJuly 16, 2011

    Wow, this one is exceptional! Well done


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