I have 2 other posts started, but I have not had time to work on them, and I really want to show you some of my customer’s quilts. They are doing such a phenomenal job on their quilts. So, let’s start with Cynthia’s quilt. Here is the whole quilt. Just half square triangles sewn together, but what a great pattern she made with them!
Cynthia wanted an allover design quilted into the body of the quilt with a separate border, which was perfect for this quilt, because the border is a fairly solid color and quilting wouldn’t show too much in the body of this quilt. This is semi-custom quilting, and it is a great, reasonably priced option for many quilts. Here are some close-ups of the allover, edge-to-edge quilting done in the body of the quilt. I quilted loops, swirls and stars into this section.
Edge-to-edge designs make it easy for me to slip a surprise into the quilt, since about 98% of the quilting I do is freehand. I quilted the recipients name into the middle of the quilt and I added Cynthia’s name in the lower right corner.
As for the borders, Cynthia wanted feathers in them. Feathers are done free-hand, so they take less time to quilt than anything with ruler work, such as piano keys… well, for me at least.
I really like her quilt, and I hope the receiver likes it, too!
First off, let me show you the quilting that didn’t show up on Jackie’s Quilt post.
Stitching this Pantograph was so easy peasy I felt guilty charging Jackie for the quilting.
After I finished her quilt, I caught up on this charity quilt that I haven’t been able to get to in a couple of months. At this point, I just wanted to finish it, so I opted for a quick edge 2 edge design and then
failed at attempted to add a matching border. It turned out okay. Not happy with the border, but it’s done. Our guild has a charity sewing day every February. Kits are made up for us to piece together and then to quilt. I was hoping for a bigger quilt, but this is what I was given, and it’s just as well since it’s taken me this long to finish it.
What I am currently working on is the following quilt. My new favorite kind of fabric is solid colored fabric. I love the colors in this quilt and how they pop against each other.
Jackie says her daughter, Kat, can outquilt her any day. I don’t know about that, but I do love this quilt Kat put together. She just wanted circles quilted all over it to break up the squares, so here is what I’ve done so far.
The thread is a light orange – I think this was a good choice on the customer’s part. As for the circles… my circles aren’t perfect – they are done freehand. I like the circles against the squares, another good choice on the customer’s part. I’m always impressed with my customers’ choices. I learn a lot from their tastes and their styles. I’ll post more pictures when I am done.