The days are feeling a little longer lately even though the winter weather still seems to have a firm grip.
I’ve been busy in my studio both in piecing
And of course Machine Quilting
This was a fun freehand job, that I added some “modern style” quilting to a traditional quilt. (Unfortunately the back was too busy to really show the quilting) the first picture is the top before quilting the second is a close up to show how I quilted it.
Next up the Anniversary Quilt, it was quilted with a Panto called Here and There, I chose it as it has both a heart looking shape as well as a feathery look without being overly feminine as it is a gift for a couple on their fiftieth Anniversary.
One of the panels in a recent quilt. I have had so much fun running my machine on manual and drawing with it! I’ve used monopoly for the top thread for the fish and Bottom line for background and bobbin.
Last week flew by, I had a visitor for the week which made each day full and busy…
While Liam was here the kids asked me to try to capture his 10 month picture (tail end of his 10th month) on his quilt. He started walking a few weeks ago and ever since he has been in constant motion.
One day though I caught him sitting still, he had pulled an empty laundry basket off of the table and climbed in..
While visiting Grandma he also managed to cut 2 molars so the first few days of his visit were pretty tough but all in all we managed well.
During naps I was able to finish a few customer quilts
this pile shows 5 of the 6 that I quilted for Emily..one day after she has seen them I will be post some of her quilts!
I also managed to finish this queen size quilt that shows what a Longarm Quilter can do with a pre-printed fabric! This is quilted using Michelle Wyman’s Star Swirl Pantograph.
I was also able to finish a custom Thimbleberries King Quilt that I forgot to take pictures of as well as a flannel lap quilt for Alva which will be shown in my next post.
Did I mention that after Liam went home I went to bed early and slept late!
I love doing the Designer Mystery Block of the Months from the http://www.fatquartershop.com/ each month I receive a nice little package in the mail with more than enough fabric to complete the block and by the time I’ve completed the quilt there’s enough left over for some more fun!
After a busy day yesterday, it was time to break this out. This years quilt is using the Vintage Modern Collection by Bonnie & Camille.
I also had a lot of fun playing with some freehand quilting.