Aunt Sharon sent a quilt for me to do for her. She made a jellyroll race quilt but super sized it for her queen bed. She was very happy with the quilt when she got it back. She said if she had a beach house, these are the colors she would use to decorate with. I'm all for following your dreams, so now she just needs one of those ocean sounds CDs to listen to before she goes to sleep at night!
The pantograph I used was a new one called Feathers A La Mode. I am so pleased with how it turned out. It is a beautiful pattern, I think. I used a light blue thread, so it really made the quilting stand out nicely, especially on the back.
And about those cats... This was the picture on the reusable shopping bag that Sharon sent the quilt in to me. We just found them to be very disturbing (and we are cat people), and I'm not sure why any retailer would want them on their shopping bags, but we were glad to send them back to State College!
I have plenty of my own projects to work on and no customer quilts lined up at the moment. If anyone has a quilt that needs quilting, I would love to load it on the frame and work on it for you!
EDIT - I apologize if I offended anyone regarding the cat bag. We actually got a lot of laughs out of it. I'm sure they are sweet kitties. They just have a look - made me feel like they were staring me down all week long as I quilted.
I am so happy for my Aunt Brenda! This week she came over and quilted one of her own quilts. This is the first one she did herself on the longarm. Her broken arm is healing up, and she is able to move the machine around much more comfortably.
There she is behind the machine working with a pantograph. This is a cheery quilt made with colorful Christmas fabrics. I have to say, our basement isn't pretty, but it does make the quilts look that much more beautiful. I'm hoping in the spring we can at least paint some white on the walls. I was working at my transcription job when Brenda finished and left, and I didn't get any pictures of it finished and off the frame.
Today I started on a quilt for my Aunt Sharon. This picture is just a little tease for her. I'll show you more when it is finished. I think it is so pretty, it is making me smile to work on it today! We are supposed to get some snow tomorrow, so it sounds like a good day to stay home and quilt. Have a great weekend!
Clarice is my first customer. I am so thankful that she trusted me to quilt for her! Today I finished the second quilt I have done for Clarice. It is a t-shirt quilt made as a gift for her grandson, made from his well-worn, well-loved shirts.
I think it turned out really beautifully. She chose the Starlets pantograph. I used a light blue thread, and you can see it really stands out nicely on the back.
Here is a peek at the first quilt I worked on for Clarice. She made it with her scraps. I used the Chevron Feather pantograph pattern. It is difficult to see the quilting because of the variety of prints and colors, but it really turned out very lovely. Thank you for letting me quilt for you, Clarice!
I am so pleased that we got some comments and creative suggestions to name Bonnie's quilt! We'll have to make a list and share them with you later.
Right now I'd like to show you Kathy's quilt. The pattern is called Jellyroll Race, and it is done in Civil War reproduction fabrics. In case you don't know, a jellyroll is a pack of 2-1/2" strips of fabric, usually coordinated together from the same fabric line/designer. They are nice because you get a variety of fabrics, and they all go nicely together.
I think the quilt turned out beautifully! Kathy chose the Chevron Feather pantograph design (same as my mom's).
This is my second customer quilt. I feel so blessed to have customers! Thanks, Kathy, for allowing me to help finish your lovely quilt. I really enjoyed it.
This is my first blog post. I'm just hoping somebody wants to read it!
I am happy to share with you my mom's quilt. She had quilted for many years, sewing tops with hand applique, cross stitch, and machine pieced. Then she would hand quilt them. This is a tradition that has been passed down in our family. Around 30 years ago she was diagnosed with an eye disease called Fuchs' dystrophy which is a deterioration of the cornea and has had a cornea transplant in each eye. She had given up quilting because her less than perfect vision made it difficult. BUT... Since she is retired and her eyes aren't straining to do her job each day, she has found that she is able to do some quilting! We are excited for her and happy to have her back to quilting.
She started with a pattern called 3, 6, 9 from The Quilt Company with some beautiful batik fabrics she selected.
I quilted it for her on the Innova using the Chevron Feather pantograph. She likes feather designs, and it turned out great. The back is a cream colored fabric, and she chose orange thread.
Help name the quilt! Bonnie's quilt cannot remain nameless. Some ideas have been suggested like "Second Chances", "Rebound", and actually I can't remember the others from the crazy brainstorming that has happened. Leave a suggestion in the comments. We would love to hear your feedback. Thanks for reading! Check back soon for more quilted eye candy!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!