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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Irises mean Spring is coming...

I finished quilting this customer's quilt top this evening. I think it turned out really nice looking. It measures 72" x 88", and made out of batik fabrics with the irises appliqued on.

Friday, January 16, 2015

On the longarm today....

Here's a pic of what I'm quilting on this morning. A customer made the top and I'm quilting it for her. The pattern is called a Bull's Eye quilt and has raw edge circles on it so that it frays up nicely after being washed. I'm just doing a meander quilting on the background, and then a circular meander on the circles themselves. I really like the "cabin" look of these style quilts, I need to make one for myself.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Roman Stone Quilt

I finished quilting a customer's quilt last night that I call, for lack of a better name, the Roman Stone Quilt. I had to sit and ponder for a while how I was going to quilt it, but after I got started on it when a mental plan in mind, it went well and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I love the texture that the quilting gives it. Hope she likes it, too!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A quilt for me.

I spent some time over my Christmas vacation working on a quilt for myself and finished it today. It's king size at 103" square and uses a block pattern called Disappearing Hour Glass by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I made it using several lines of William Morris inspired fabrics and then quilted it on my longarm. I'm pleased with how it turned out, a good way to start the new year!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The "Little Black Dress" quilt

Here's a couple of pics of a quilt that I just finished quilting for a customer.  It's from a fabric line called "Little Black Dress", and is a Carpenter's Wheel pattern.  The lady that made the quilt top is new to quilting, she's only made a handful of quilts, but her work is perfection - she's the kind of quilter that I look forward to quilting for because her work is precise and I don't have any issues when quilting it for her.  When she dropped the top off to me, the only instructions she had was that she wanted some feathers quilted in it, so I used that as my design point in doing the quilting.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out, hope she likes it, too!