Once again the HQ Studio Educators have outdone themselves. They quilted the alternate version of Brigitte Heitland’s quilt, named Ring Around. Brigitte’s version highlighted her Zen Chic fabric, Barcelona.
The alternate version, made smaller than the original, features two Benartex fabrics — Urban Oasis by Kitty Yoshida and the Blush collection.
We love how the plaid-style quilting behind the appliquéd circles contrasts straight lines with the curved appliqué.
The circles themselves are enhanced with ribbon quilting, feathers, and arcs and lines that compliment the appliqué. (Sorry for the errant thread in the photo.)
And here’s Vicki free-motion quilting the figure-eights around the circles in the border. That really makes the circles pop in the finished quilt.
And here’s a look at the back of the quilt. Looks like even magazines need to get creative with their quilt backing and make do now and then.
Read more at the American Patchwork & Quilting website.