Saturday, July 21, 2012

Woman on a mission!

I have been all caught up with customer quilting and back on track.  What a good feeling that is!  Sorry about the quality of these photos, but my granddaughters got ahold of my camera and it's beyond repair, so I have no choice but to use my phone . . . .
First up is this customer quilt - they just wanted an all over meander!
 This customer wanted a small meander on this monstrosity - 82 by 117.  When I finished, I discovered a pleat on the back and as I began releasing the pleat, it got bigger and bigger (see photo below.  It took me 4 days to rip everything out to the top edge so I could "taut" the backing and re-stipple, but it's finally done and I hope she likes it as I never had this happen before.  What a nightmare . . .

 This is Connie's first quilt and it was impeccably pieced.  What a pleasure it was to quilt this one!  I used the pantograph Spring Thing, one of my favorites.
This is one of Linda's and I used Spring Thing on this one too and some fun variegated thread!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I quilted one of my own!

Yes, it's a Red Letter Day, I actually quilted a quilt of my own! I have my BQFF Joanne to thank for this achievement as she is the one who laid down a new Quilting Law: after quilting 3 customer quilts, I must quilt one of my own! The problem now is, I don't have any more customer quilts . . .


So this is the pieced back of my quilt.  I have been trying to work with fabric that I already have, and sometimes it becomes necessary to piece it to get it to work!

This is another one of Linda's.  It's full of daisies and it was so much fun to work on.  I used Patricia E. Ritter's pantograph:  Purple Meadow!  It was perfect and Linda loves it.
This is the last one of Linda's - it's an Irish Chain in dark blue and WOW.  I have a much better picture that I took with my camera, but it's MIA at the moment.  I used another pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter:  Gardenia.  It was a fun panto to stitch and it looked great on this quilt.
This is a BOM of Pam's. I have never worked with a quilt that was so "straight".  It even rolled straight - what a pleasure it was to work on this one.  I used the same pantograph as the one I used on Linda's Irish Chain, Gardenia by Patricia E. Ritter!  Gorgeous!