A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Today’s finished quilts. This one is crib size. It has bows on the solid blocks.
This is a much larger quilt. Can you believe this is the first quilt for this person? A really big challenge for a beginner. It has all the piecing of what I would consider advanced and difficult. I’m surprised at how well she pieced it for a first quilt.
In my opinion a beginner should not start with such difficult piecing. Most beginners don’t understand the difficulty of working with bias. Almost every piece in this quilt has a bias edge. Bias is difficult to work with even for advanced toppers.
See how well she did with the bias pieces of the center star? The very first one I did with side triangles wound up in the make something else out of it stash. Of course that was many, many years ago.
That’s it for today. I may not post again for a few days. My computer is going back to the computer doctor today. This time to get more memory added. 512K just isn’t enough anymore. I was told I could get it back by the end of the day…. but that rarely happens. There is always something to keep me from getting it back when they say.
This is the first step toward making the portrait quilts that I’m so anxious to create. The next step will be to save money for the picture cropping software. Then save for a new printer. One small step at a time…. will eventually get me to my goal. In the meantime, I best get into the studio and start on the next customer quilt.