Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Heirloom quilted star

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.


A bit of micro stippling and a bit of small stippling to make the design pop out.


The design started out looking like this. Lots of bias fullness in the fabric.

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. 

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One comment on “Heirloom quilted star

  1. Anonymous
    August 24, 2008

    I absolutely love your quilting on this one. I know the owner will be thrilled! Very nice work Anita. Riea

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