Monday, October 24, 2016

I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger with my quilting backlog, so have been getting caught up on that.   In doing so, I'm behind in my blog postings now.  So here's a lot of eye candy to feast on!

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.