A Tale of Two Quilts

I recently finished quilting two beautiful wool quilts, made by two sisters.  The pattern is Sue Spargo’s Imperial Blooms, which was her block of the month in 2011. The pattern struck me as being a bit more formal looking than what you’d usually expect from Sue Spargo, and inspired me to quilt the first one a bit more formally than I would usually quilt a Sue Spargo quilt.  The second one had a less formal treatment:

Detail of the curved crosshatching in the border and lined fill in the interior:

Detail of the loopy leafy fill and piano-key border:

I love them both!  Sometimes its really hard to give them back when I’m finished…..  Luckily I will have my own Sue Spargo BOM to quilt next year.  This year’s BOM is called Earth’n’Twig and is just such fun to work on – beautiful fabrics and lots of embellishment stitches to learn.  I am managing to keep up so far!