Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recent Customer Quilt

I have several customers who do amazing applique work.  This quilt is from one of these customers.  I have another one of hers currently on my machine and I will post pictures when that one is done.  They are beautiful quilts and the applique work is done so well.  Working on their quilts gives me something to aspire to.  I don't know if I'll ever make quilts with this much applique on them -- but who knows -- maybe someday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two types of quilting

I wanted to post two pictures of very similar quilts.  The one is the raffle quilt for 4-H and the other is a customer quilt.  They are both the same fabric line and very similar in design.  The one with the small red sashing is the 4-H raffle quilt and took a lot of time to quilt.  The other quilt doesn't have the same blank space and the customer didn't want to spend a fortune on the quilting so I did an all-over pattern in the center.  Also on this quilt, instead of doing a double line half circle design in the plain border, I did a single line design.  So the cost was lower on this second quilt, yet I think it is still beautifully quilted.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Tablerunners

I did 3 table runners in the last two days.  They are fun to do because they go so fast (no rolling the quilt) and it's a chance to do some fun things.  These are my mom's table runners.  The one photo is the back side which could be used since it looks so great.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Raffle Quilt

It's done!  Took over a week, but the raffle quilt is done.  I'm so relieved -- I have other quilts to work on.  It turned out beautiful.  I hope it brings in a good amount of money for the 4-H program.  It will be at the Clackamas County Fair in August in the 4-H building.  I love the back of the quilt.  It almost looks like a wholecloth quilt.

Recent Customer Quilts

Here's a couple customer quilts just finished.  I love the chicken quilt, but probably most of you know why -- I have chickens and enjoy them immensely!  I have a couple chicken quilts already but I may have to make this one someday. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Raffle Quilt

Remember the 4-H raffle quilt I started several months ago?  It's finally on the quilt machine.  I probably shouldn't put so much effort into it, but sometimes it's hard to stop.  There are so many design ideas in my head and when it's something like this, it just starts to flow.  I'm even having a few acrylic templates cut to do some of these circle designs.  I guess when it's done, I'll have to buy a few raffle tickets since this is one I would want to own.  I'll post more pictures when it's complete.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Recent Customer Quilt

This was such a cute quilt.  I guess I like the black, white and then the small red sashing strips.  It turned out nice. 
On another note, I finally have a new laptop.  It's a netbook.  So far I'm very happy with it.  It's nice to have something that doesn't take 5 minutes to bring up a page! 
I just finished my 3rd quilt this week.  The black and white one was my most difficult one this week.  The other two were simple all-over patterns.  It's been nice to take quilting at a slower pace.  There's too much to do in life to just spend it quilting all the time -- especially when it's not even your own quilts.