Below are some photos of a couple of baby quilts that I recently finished doing the quilting of for a customer. She made them for her granddaughter that is due to be born next month. The chenille one was a challenge to do the quilting on, but I like how it turned out, it has a lot of nice texture to it.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Below are some photos of a t-shirt quilt that a customer commissioned me to make from her daughter's t-shirts. She brought me a tub of her t-shirts and I hacked them up to create this. It's large at 99" x 102", so will fit a queen sized bed. I like doing the shadow effect with t-shirt quilts like this so that it has a 3-dimensional look with the shirt imprints "floating" on the top.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Below are a couple of photos of a customer's quilt that I recently finished quilting for him. The top was made for him by his grandmother back in 1990 but had never been quilted. In a couple of the squares, she embroidered "To Danny, made by Granny Smith 1990". Quilt tops made out of polyester squares like this are rather difficult to quilt because of the very bulky seams and the tendency of the polyester fabric to stretch and shift, so I just did a simple meandering quilting on it so that I could run the machine with one hand while using the other hand to ease the fabric as needed. It's quite a workout physically, but I'm glad I was able to get this quilt finished for him as his grandmother had intended.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Below are some photos of a customer's quilt that I recently finished custom quilting for her. She made the top using Kansas Troubles fabrics and it is a series of large traditional log cabin blocks arranged to form the pattern of 4 large light stars on the darker background. I wanted to accentuate the lighter areas so that they "floated" on the darker background, so I did rays coming out from the central point of each.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Below are some photos of a customer's wall hanging quilt that I recently finished quilting for her. The blocks were done as a block swap in 2012 in one of the quilt guilds that I'm in where members made blocks, signed their names on them, and then they were swapped so that each member ended up with a block from everyone else. I did a variety of background fills in the blocks to emphasize the variety.