The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Duchess Reigns" by Leah Day
Do a puzzle of Leah Day's quilt, Duchess Reigns.
Duchess Reigns is a stunning wholecloth quilt by Leah Day that was marked, trapuntoed, and outline quilted while the quilt was white, and colored after the fact. This was done because the quilt was so complex to mark and she didn't have a big enough light box to mark a dark colored fabric. At this point, Leah then hand-dyed the quilt burgundy and quilted it with white Isacord thread to provide a wonderful contrast with her now darkly colored fabric.
Learn from Leah in our Machine Quilting Masterclass, How to Do Machine Quilting | Quilting Masterclass, and see more of her quilts in Learn Machine Quilting Designs with Leah Day | How to Do Hand Embroidery with Laura Gaskin.
Original Photo: Gregory Case