Friday, August 14, 2015

Catch up part 2!

Continuing on from yesterday's post of my catch up…

It's been fun looking over all these projects and realizing I've quilted more quilts than I thought I had!  No wonder why I feel like I've been so busy!   Every quilt is a learning experience!  I want to spend more time practicing so I continue to get better and better.  Can't time slow down?!!!  

I've been long arm quilting now for about 1.5 years, just part time.  All of my work is by my own driving of the machine.  There are some days I wish I had a computer so some of my pantographs looked more perfect and maybe someday I will upgrade!   

Here are more photos of what I've worked on this year….
Quilted "Bauhaus baby" on this t-shirt quilt made by Bernadette
I am quite impressed with how my friend, B, put all these blocks together.  T-shirts can be hard to work with! 

I love this Downton Abbey fabric!  So pretty! Just stippled.

Pantograph.  Quilt made by Donna

Custom - random lines with no set pattern

Hedgehogs!!!!  This is one of my own quilts, a gift for my friend's new baby.  It's  such an adorable pattern! 

the backing…

Placemats.  One of my friends was getting married and moving to a place outside of London.  I made my own American flag pattern and machine embroidered fifty stars.  She loves them and uses them every day!  And I am in love with grey and white together!  

Dolls!  This hand-work is pretty incredible.  Custom quilting

Quilt top made by Ann

Custom quilting - Metro rings.
This was my first experience with using rulers by sewkindofwonderful.  

Quilt made by Kay

Custom - Quilting the Eiffel Tower was not as easy as I first thought it would be!  This is definitely the most difficult thing I have ever tried to quilt, besides first trying feathers!!  I learned a lot on this one!  My client who made this quilt is quite talented with creating her own quilt patterns/designs.  She enlarged blocks from Tula Pink's
"100 Modern Quilt Blocks" book and made this!  

I love these wavy lines! 

This quilt was made by Anne.  


Tried out a pantograph called Rhythm.  

Quilt made by Holly

Quilt made by Julia

I think pinwheels are some of my favorite blocks.  I wanted this quilt to have movement and texture.  My only instructions were "geometric".  I used rulers for the pinwheel part.  

Quilt made by Chris

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Catching up!

It has been a very long time since I have posted here on my blog so I will try to play catch up!  For those following my quilting I have been quite busy.  Last fall I had a water leak in a pipe in my quilting room which halted my quilting for about 3 months with a room re-model which I can happily say has resulted in a fantastic quilting space with amazing lighting and a floor that makes me smile.  :)  When I got back into the room it was a race to finish many quilts that needed to be done before the holidays.  I am finally feel like I am catching up with life in general!

Here are some photos from some of the quilts I've worked on since my last post (in no particular order)…

My new quilting space!  It's my favorite room in the house now!
Looks like in this photo my baseboard and window framing is still not complete but you get the idea!

Custom quilted

Airplane pantograph

Airplane pantograph

A Tisket a Tasket pantograph

Whole lotta love pantograph

Custom quilted

Fun to see how the backs turn out! 

Custom quilted - LOVE quilt!  I've quilted many of these. 

Pantograph - I can't remember the name of this one at the moment

Airplane pantograph

Custom quilting.  This has different color threads so it may be hard to see the yellow, orange, and green.     
I'll add more photos to the next blog post as there are many more!  It's fun to look over some of the projects I've gotten to work on.  I'm so thankful to many people for giving me the freedom to quilt whatever I want or think will look best on their quilts!   I love getting creative and seeing how something comes together.  

To continue…