I went back and forth trying to decide whether to use feathers or leaves on this quilt. The leaves won out. I did wreaths around the centers of the light blue areas. I decide not to quilt heavily in the light blue ring and instead did concentric squares.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
While meeting with a customer who wanted me to quilt a top that she had pieced for her granddaughter, she asked me if I could quilt the granddaughter's name onto the quilt. The customer did a great job in picking out the fabrics for this quilt it is done in mostly pinks and greens. I thought quilting the name is was such a great idea that I would share with you how it turned out.The quilting is an all over loops with flowers and leaves.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hollie made a beautiful batik top using Terry Atkinson's Fire Escape pattern. She chose fabrics that are water colors and her backing fabric has tropical fish on it. When she first talked to me about the quilt she was thinking of having me load it with the backing up and tracing the fish. The fish were too small for me to do this effectively so we brainstormed and came up with a different plan. This quilt was an absolute BLAST to quilt. There are fishing lines with hooks and worms, fish swiming through water meander, a star fish, an anchor and coral and seaweed on the bottom. Longarmers talk about what we do as drawing with a sewing machine, but this is the first time I actually drew a picture with mine.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Lana pieced this cute quilt for a lucky young lady that loves horses. I wanted to so some form of wreath in the large, open blocks with the blue background and some form of feather in the large black border.
There are fire flowers in the the setting triangles by doing a large swirl and then quilting flames around the outside edge. I used circle templates to make the 2 concentric circles in the open blocks and then did flames to make the wreaths.
I used my swirl that I came up with as a border design to complement my swirl meander in both the brown border and in the line dancing in the 4 patches. I really like how it looks in the 4 patches and it really filled up the same nicely.
The tan border has a one of Sue Patten's border designs in it. The outer border has a fern feather in it.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
My friend Theresa has been busy again. She sent me a couple tops to quilt. The first is a scrappy batik quilt that she made with 6 inch finished squares
I quilted it with an allover Pothos leaves and tendrils design. I love this design because it adds a lot of movement and it is a blast to quilt. I really get into quilting the tendrils.