I spent several hours longarm quilting Nancy’s gorgeous quilt last week. Nancy used Petra Prins fabric to piece this beauty. Once again it was left up to me what to stitch on this quilt. So I went shopping for the perfect motif to stitch in the plain blocks. So I chose Floralish by Barbara Becker and a fine cream colour thread. Here’s what Nancy’s quilt looks like now….
Here’s what I’ve been working on today….
This is Mary’s quilt. Mary has combined two of my favourite things; log cabin blocks and using up scraps. Mary left the choice of quilting designs up to me. The only stipulation was that she didn’t want the longarm quilting to be too dense. So I selected a design called Exquisite by Hermione Agee and I used a fine rose colour thread to stitch it out. I think Mary will be very happy with this quilt.
I did some more longarm quilting today. I worked on Molly’s lovely Friendship Braid Quilt. Molly chose the 1930′s Flower design by Vickie Malaski. I stitched out the design with a lovely fine Eau de Nil colour thread. The 1930′s Flower quilting design has an old fashioned vintage look and I think it suits this quilt top beautifully. Here’s how the quilt looks now ….
I love this quilt. And the bright cheerful patches make me smile. Isn’t it amazing how putting a few thousand stitches thru three layers of a quilt changes the look completely! It’s like magic.
I have been busy longarm quilting again. Over Christmas and the beginning of the New Year I spent many days getting ready to teach a few workshops. However now it’s back to reality….. Here is a quilt I worked on yesterday.
This is Marjorie’s quilt. This is her second such quilt. The first one was a custom job. This time Marjorie chose a fresh all over design which suits the quilt nicely. Here in my corner of the northeast of England quilt makers tend to stick to light quilting. So in this case Marjorie chose a design called Independence Day by Patricia Ritter and a lovely fine mauve thread which is superb on this case.
Marjorie collected her quilt last evening and was really pleased with the finished result. I’m sure she will cherish her quilt for many years to come.
I’ve worked on a few different quilts since my last post but mostly I have been rather busy teaching a few classes. So here are two of the quilts I worked on recently. Both these quilts were pieced by Susan. Susan is a beginner quilt maker but you would never know it because both these quilts are very well pieced.
Now that was Susan’s very first quilt. She chose the lovely Hearts in Bloom quilting design by Irene Steele. This quilting design is one of the most popular designs. I stitched out the design with a Sarah beige thread which toned in beautifully with both top and backing.
For her second quilt, Susan, took on a mammoth one. This quilt measures over 100″ square. The quilt top consists of 9 stars pieced using Jelly Rolls. In this case Susan chose the funky Splat quilting design by Vickie Malaski and a nice fine Rich Sand colour thread. And all that together with a high loft poly wadding gives this quilt quite a lot of texture.
I’m sure you agree that both quilts look fantastic. I still can’t believe that Susan hasn’t been piecing quilts for decades. Susan said that she watched lots of You Tube videos to learn how to do lots of quilt making tasks.
Here are a couple of quilts I worked on lately.
This one was pieced and embroidered by Muriel. She put so much work into this one. My brief was to put enough stitches in to keep everything together without stitching in the blocks. I think this is a quilt that will be treasured for many years to come.
This latest one was pieced by Bronia. It was her very first quilt. Bronia thought this quilt was too large for her to quilt herself. The choice of quilting designs was left up to me. So I chose Cloud Nine by Patricia Ritter because it stitches out evenly and will hold everything together nicely. I’m sure Bronia will be happy that her quilt top has been turned into a proper quilt.
It’s been a slow and leisurely back to the drawing board for this very happy longarm quilter. I have been keeping busy getting ready for classes I will be teaching over the coming year. I thought you might like to see what quilts I have been working on just lately.
I kicked off the New Year off with longarm quilting this wee quilt panel for Frances. I love this soft brushed cotton. Doesn’t it look soft and cosy? I used the Star & Loops design by Vickie Malaski of Designs by Vickie
This next quilt has an interesting story to it. It was pieced by Sue using shirts that once belonged to her friends husband who passed away recently. I’m sure Sue’s friends will cherish this throw size quilt in times of need. When she feels the need for a bit of comfort she can envelope herself in her memory quilt. What a great friend you are Sue. Well done. I used the Hearts in Bloom design by Irene Steele.
And the last quilt for today is Shirley’s beautiful sampler quilt. Shirley patiently attended monthly class at Stitchin’ Heaven to make her sampler. You’d never know that it was her first attempt at quilt making. Her colour choices are superb. I have no doubt Shirley will cherish this quilt for many years to come. Shirley chose the Cloud Nine quilting design by Patricia Ritter.