A custom freemotion quilting job I did for a very dear customer. She designed this quilt as a gift for a good family friend. The colors were absolutely gorgeous. My new channel locks made this piano key border a cinch.
A real show-stopper, quilted as the nationally acclaimed Margaret Solomon Gunn quilted this same one in the book, “Red, White and Quilted”. My customer will be selling this book (she owns an online store) and she requested her quilt match the quilting in this book. This is all freemotion quilted. This was my first piece off of my new 26″ Innova.
A Christmas panel that was digitally printed. My customer requested that it be quilted in this fashion so that it didn’t look like a panel, but rather a true applique quilt. There are a lot of hours in this one, as every “piece” was stitched in the ditch:
A one-block wonder quilt that was such an amazing quilt to look at. I was actually very nervous about this one, for fear that the quilting would simply be hidden from all the vibrancy and intricacy of the fabric, but it was great to see that I was wrong. I stitched 8 different designs in the hexagons that I randomly positioned:
Another custom quilting job, where I incorporated some “Nemishing” (a feathery fill that you see in the middle red strip between the movie film). A customer feather border was added on this amazing quilt my customer designed and embroidered.
A little piece that I did as a sample for my guild meeting. I got to guest lecture on longarm quilting. What a neat thing to get to do, as I am a former Professor at a Big Ten college and I love teaching.
A beautiful hand-guided pantograph for this gorgeous quilt. Pieced beautifully and flannel backed, I just adored this quilt! Stunning hues and fabric choices makes this a favorite of mine!
The first raw-fused applique that found it’s way under my needle. To prep for this gorgeous piece, I practiced a bit on some fused fabric I made, just to understand how fused applique behaved. I learned two big things…. use as small of a needle as the thread will allow.. the holes it creates are rather permanent on fused materials. And, lengthen your stitch. It’ll mean fewer of those holes and longer time for the thread to linger over the surface and present itself. I just loved Santa’s beard and the swirls of the winter air in the background. Such a fun piece to work up!
The Little Shop of Stitches quilt is done and home with it’s loving owner!
My first real quilt off of my longarm. Custom freemotion quilting for this quilt I completely designed for my loving Mother. Even this doesn’t seem like enough for a woman who gave me her everything in raising me and my siblings. I adore her to the moon and back.
Custom freemotion quilting for a client. She did a gorgeous job of applique on this lovely Christmas wall quilt.
Practice makes perfect! This piece was still in progress at this point. It’ll hang in my studio as a wall quilt and I’m thrilled to have this reminder of where I was in my longarm career at this early point. This was still my “practice” phase, as I was preparing myself to start this company and take on my first customer.