I recently finished quilting two king-size quilts for Leigh. These were the biggest quilts that I have done yet and they turned out really well. I wouldn't have been able to do quilts nearly this large on my old machine, so I'm really glad I have the new one! She wanted allover patterns on both quilts. The second is my favorite of the two.
Her first quilt was a simple patchwork design, but made with large squares. They finished at 9.5", so this could have been a layer cake pattern. The colors she chose are very soothing.
On this quilt I decided to do an allover swirl pattern. Some of the fabrics had very round elements, and I wanted to kind of echo that.
She pieced a cute bright green stripe down the center of the back.
The second quilt was all half square triangles. I didn't measure them, but they are around 6" finished. They were arranged in 9-patches, and each 9-patch makes a star with various color placements.
One of the fabrics had paisley in it, so I quilted this paisley-ish design that I LOVE. I learned it recently from my friend Kayli. It is supposed to be done fairly small (I think) but I thought it would have a great visual effect if I did it larger. There are a few smaller ones in there to fill spaces, but the larger ones range from 8-12 inches long. I absolutely love the motion that this pattern provides, it seemed like a really nice contrast to the angular piecing pattern while echoing the paisley in the fabric.
The back of the quilt had a stripe down the center as well, this time in three different colors.
I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite quilting pattern, I will definitely be using it again.
Thanks, Leigh for sending me your quilts!