Saturday, October 8, 2016
Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her recently. It's a pattern called Grandmother's Flower Garden that was very popular back in the 1930s/1940s. It's made by piecing hexagons shaped pieces together by hand, so it took the piecer many hours to put this together.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Below are some photos of a customer's quilt that I finished custom quilting for her last night. This block pattern is a traditional one called "Winding Ways" that using curved piecing to create a secondary design of circles. I wanted to accentuate that secondary design by quilting concentric circles inside each circular area to help make that design element more apparent. This is tedious work since it involves using arced acrylic rulers to guide the machine as I'm quilting, so I'm holding the ruler in place with one hand while moving the machine to quilt with the other. But I think the effort was worth it and it turned out nice looking.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
My "More Than Friends" quilt that I made won 1st place at the Saline County Quilters Guild's Quilt Show this weekend. It's based on the "Friends" pattern which is a William Morris inspired one by Michele Hill. I made it larger by designing and adding the outer border, thus it became "More Than Friends". :) Honored to have won with it.