This is a "medallion" quilt. This customer really did a ton of piecing. Every row all around is something different. I got to do different freemotion quilting designs throughout. So much fun. This is the top.
Let's roll the quilt a little more and see more of her piecing.
Let's see what I did close up on one of the rows. Fun. Fun. Fun. (I'm not kidding! I'd rather do machine quilting than anything else!)
Let's roll it down a little more.
Wait a minute! Hold the presses! What is that in the center? What is the 'medallion' in this medallion quilt? Let's take a closer look.
You're almost there...
Hey! Isn't that the "Mudflap Girl"? Do you need a closer look?
How about an even closer look and you can see how I quilted around her. No, I didn't quilt on her, just around her.
This quilt is for my customer's nephew. He's in his late 20's. She told him she would put whatever he wanted in the center of his quilt. As they were driving down the highway behind a semi-truck, he pointed and said, "That's what I want in the center of my quilt." And his dear aunt put exactly what he asked for in the center. The Mudflap Girl.
I wonder if my great-great grandmother, Ann Midgley McCune, professional quilter and weaver from England (later Nephi, Utah...pictured seated) ever saw such a quilt come through her studio.
Did they have "Mudflap Girl" mudflaps on wagons???
Have a great day! :)