Below are a couple of pics of a customer's vintage quilt that I finished quilting and binding for her today. The top was made by her grandmother and the fabrics appear to be from the 1930s/1940s, so this quilt top is about 70-80 years old. When machine quilting old tops like this, there's often a lot of extra fullness in the blocks, wavy seams, etc., since they didn't have our modern and accurate cutting equipment and techniques of today. This one was a pretty wavy top, but I managed to work a lot of that out by doing a meandering pattern of quilting on it - I worked the machine with my right hand while easing fullness in with my left. I think it turned out really nice looking and it's now finally finished as the original quilter had hoped all those decades ago.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Below are some photos of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her today. The pattern she used to make the top is called "Amish With A Twist II" by Nancy Rink. It's king sized at 105" x 105" square, so was pushing the limits of my frame on the width. I used a separate, denser quilting pattern on the borders since they were solid pieces of fabric to give them more dimension. I really like this quilt, very colorful and interesting to look at.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Below are some pics of my quilt that I finished recently. I started this quilt back in 2011, so it's been a while in the making. It's based on the William Morris-inspired pattern called "Friends" by Michele Hill. The original quilt didn't include the outer border, so it was only 72" square. I wanted my version to be larger, so I designed the outer border to go on it which made it about 100" square. I then quilted it on my Gammill longarm and added the green decor trim around the various border areas. Glad to have this one done finally.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Below are some pics of a quilt that I finished quilting for a customer this afternoon. It's a very modern style quilt, which is a style that I'm not that accustomed to quilting. But I think it turned out nice looking. There's a lot of ruler work in this one, so was pretty time consuming. The quilt pattern itself is called "Picnic Petals" by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill.