Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished doing the quilting of for them this evening. It doesn't show that well in the pics, but the top thread is a variegated pink/magenta color. Doing geometric quilting like this is some of the most difficult to do in order to keep it running straight and true across the design of the blocks. But I made it through it.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Below are some photos of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her recently. If it looks somewhat familiar it's because she made this same quilt for her sister-in-law a few months ago and had me quilt that one as well. She liked the end result so much that she made one for herself.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished doing the custom quilting of for her last night. This one has a minky fabric backing which is like a velour fabric, so while making the backing quite soft it also makes the quilt heavier than a conventional cotton backing would. But it does show the quilting really nicely when viewing the back as you can see below.
Below are a couple of photos of a commissioned T-shirt quilt that I finished making for a customer this evening which will be a gift for her daughter. It's large at 88" x 107" so is made to fit a queen sized bed. As you can imagine, something like this takes some planning and calculating, so I'm really glad to have Excel spreadsheets to help me with that. I really like using this shadow effect for T-shirt quilts, it gives them a nice three dimensional look.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Below are some pics of a customer's quilt that I finished quilting for her this evening. It's a very colorful quilt as you can see. Something unique about this one is the back. When she gave me the backing fabric she told me that she wanted me to have the "wrong" side of the fabric showing on the outside of the quilt - the printing on the "right" side of the fabric was rather overpowering so it was a good idea to use the back side of the fabric instead. As I've heard it said before "When you buy fabric, you're buying both sides of it so use whichever side you want."