Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This quilt is Cinda's.  It was a fun one to do up.  She wanted custom quilting and thread to match.  I used red thread on red, white on white and blue on blue.  Very fun and patriotic and the piecing was beautiful!

This is Marilyn's quilt.  I did a freehand all-over feather on it.  It was a beautiful quilt.  The lighting was horrible in this picture.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

This is Marilyn's quilt.  I did custom quilting.  Leaves in the border, continuous line and I didn't stitch in the ditch.  I used warm and white.   Very pretty quilt!

This is also Marilyn's.  She wanted straight lines very this cute baby quilt!

Oh and I wanted to tell how I did the quilt in my last post.  And why it took me only 4 1/2 hours.  Each block was almost continuous.  Once I put my needle into the fabric I tried really hard not to end my stitch.  Continuous lines and loops.  I quilt a bit faster than most people I think.  And it helps my curves stay smooth.  I did do some filler and some feather's that of course would not allow me to be totally continuous.  And for the sashing's I stitched my vines...no marking or measuring just eyeballing it, then filled in with rabbit ear feathers which for me are definitely the fastest.  And the only stitch in the ditch I did was around the 10 inch blocks.

I had the privilege when I first started longarm quilting watch other longarmers quilt and one quilter in particular cranked her speed up on a custom quilt...that was stitching in the ditch too.  After I saw that I was challenged.  I went home and did just that.  I cranked my speed up.  Of course depending on what your doing you can't always do that.  But if you haven't tried it, do!  You'll be surprised how much faster you can go.  I don't have a stitch regulator so I have to adjust my speed all the time.  Not sure how to work the regulated ones....do you just go faster, with out having to adjust anything?


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This quilt is Fran's quilt.  One of the sweetest ladies I have met in this business.  I did custom quilting on this quilt.  Lot's of continuous curve and loops.  Stitched in the ditch around the blocks .  It took me about 4 1/2 hours to quilt up.  I used cream thread through out.


Monday, September 19, 2011

This is the quilt I ended up picking out because of bad tension.  I changed my mind and did an overall feather, instead of a simple meander.  I felt it deserved that after all it went through. :)
This is Lori's quilt.  She's had it done for quite sometime.  I'm sure she'll be happy to have it quilted finally.

This little runner is Angela's.  It's actually fabric and not pieced.  I did straight lines to mimic the piano key's on the borders.  


Thursday, September 15, 2011

This is Lori's quilt.  I had a fun time doing this one up.  Her backing was a bit to small so I added a little something to it to make it bigger.  

Also....I was having such a great accomplishing day until this happened:

"Good day gone bad"  big time!  I did a bit of venting over at my other blog if you care to read.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This is Marley's quilt.  It was re-done and quilted by me.  Check out my other blog for the before picture of the quilt!  It's a shocker!


Monday, September 12, 2011

This fun wall quilt is Betty's.  So many little pieces...yikes!  I did custom quilting on it.  I used 3 threads: tan..gray..variegated blues.  Stitched in the ditch and continuous line.  The center was a bit puffy, but after it got quilted it flattened down great! It took me about 4 1/2 hrs to quilt up. 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Finally...kids in school and back to quilting!  I've had this quilt on the machine ready to be quilted for a week now.  School started yesterday...so I was finally able to put some time into the quilt and finished it up today!

This is Lisa's quilt.  She wanted custom quilting on it.  I really enjoyed quilting this up!  I did a lot of continuous curve...piano key for the border...stitched in the ditch in the major seams...I also wanted to accent the large Ohio Stars and this is where I did some pebbling to try to pull that star out since the quilt is pretty monochromatic.  Lisa's piecing was wonderful and she provided me with wool batting to use.  I love wool batting!!  Also...I used Sew Fine thread through out the whole quilt.  I went with a light medium tan tone so I didn't have to switch the thread.  It took me about 10 hrs to do up..I think that's it.  Oh and I used Magna glide prewound bobbins for the back of the quilt.  I shoulda took a picture of the back?  Maybe tomorrow. :)

Hope you like it Lisa and thanks again for your patience!