Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Desert Geese quilt...

Below are a couple of pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her this evening. The quilt was made using a pattern called "Snow Geese" and the original quilt was done in blues and whites, but she wanted hers in reds and whites -- so I call it "Desert Geese". She also wanted it quilted the same way as the original quilt, which was straight lines in a zig zag pattern across it. This is probably one of the most time consuming quilts that I've quilted for someone, it took me about 10 days working on it off and on. But I'm glad it's done, and I don't want to see another straight line for a while.



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her today.  She acquired an unfinished vintage top and finished the piecing of the blocks together and then brought it to me to do the quilting.  The original piecing was hand stitched, and the fabrics appears to be from the 1930s, so this quilt top is probably 80 years old or so.  Glad to see that it's finally been finished as the original quilter intended!  :D






Sunday, March 22, 2015

Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her this afternoon. It's custom quilted and measures 90" x 90". This one took a while, I think about 5 days. I really like looking at the back of it where you can see the texture of the quilting better. Hope she likes it! 




Saturday, March 14, 2015

Here's a few pics of a quilt that I finished quilting for a customer today. She made the top using Dresden plate quarter blocks, and using a 3 Sisters line of fabric called "Martinique". It took me about a week of quilting from start to finish, and there's a lot of thread in it. The customer did a really nice job of making the top for this, so I enjoyed finishing it off by doing the quilting for her. It measures 66" x 66" and all those Dresden blocks were hand appliqued by her.







Sunday, March 8, 2015

Labyrinth

Below are a couple of pics of a quilt that I finished making today for myself. I completed the top back in 2011, and since I'm pretty close to being caught up on customer work I decided to go ahead and quilt it this weekend. The pattern is called "Labyrinth" and is by Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs. She came to our quilt guild back in 2011 to teach a workshop on the pattern. After I finished the top back in 2011, it just went to the pile of uncompleted quilts. Until now. Glad to have this one done and on the bed now!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Arkansas Crossroads Quilt

Here's a couple of pics of a quilt that I finished making today.  I made it using an old traditional block pattern called "Arkansas Crossroads".  I used Civil War reproduction fabrics in blacks, browns, reds, and creams, and then quilted it on my longarm quilting machine.  It measures 72" x 82".  I like using black fabrics in a quilt, it has a dramatic impact and gives it a wow factor.





Saturday, January 31, 2015

From the longarm today....

Below are pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her today. It measures 47" x 62" and is all applique except for the borders. I enjoy quilting for her because her applique work is always superbly done.