Judy Niemeyer’s Cattails

Judy Niemeyer Cattails Border

Judy Niemeyer Cattails Border

Judy Niemeyer’s quilts are extremely detailed and colorful.  Lots of crisp points achieved by paper piecing.  When I was asked to longarm quilt a Cattails quilt, I was excited, intimidated, and eager!

Unquilted Cattails

Unquilted Cattails

Most times when I start a new quilt, I find ideas in the quilt pattern or the fabric and I’m off and running — or stitching!  This quilt was different.  I was stumped.  So I researched how others had quilted their Cattails quilts.

Judy Niemeyer Quilting Designs

Judy Niemeyer Quilting Designs

I chose several designs for this quilt.  There are feathers, meandering, stitching in the ditch, fillers of various sorts, and angles.  I did M A T H with this quilt!  It was fun.  (Said to encourage all youth to love math!  LOL)

Following are photos of the back of the quilt.

Backside of Center

Backside of Center

Backside of Border Detail

Backside of Border Detail

Center Back

Center Back

This photo shows the pile of discarded thread.  I HAD to take a shot of it.  It was monstrous!

Mountain of Thread Clippings

Mountain of Thread Clippings

Next up for me is a quilt I made about a year ago with my Mom and our friend Willa.  I’m excited to come up with new angles, fillers, etc.

 

 

Comments

  1. This quilt should be shown to the world in a quilt show! Beautiful job by both piercer and quilter!

  2. Piecer, that is, not piercer! 🙂

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