A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Anybody want to see what I’ve been doing the last couple of days? I was bent way over the machine table squinting at these stitches. I had to keep reminding myself to stop tensing up and relax.
In a post a couple of days ago; I showed this top on the machine. I wanted to practice some “quality” quilting on it even though I couldn’t figure out what “quality” meant. Something in the back of my mind kept telling me to mark a design before quilting. I decided to listen to my subconsious and take it back off to mark a design. It took me almost a full day to draw the design on the fabric then get it back on the machine and basted together.
I very rarely mark a quilt before quilting and it’s usually my own. I prefer freehand work on customer quilts. The second day I got the star part quilted and the design stitched in the white areas. I’m hoping to have it completely quilted in about 4 or 5 more days.
I’m so far behind on my waiting list that tackling a design like this is sort of crazy. I could have used a faster design to get it “done” and out the door; but, that wouldn’t be the type quilter I am. I prefer to give the quilt what it tells me it needs regardless of the time table.