Anita's quilts and quilting

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

This quilt was like the energizer bunny…. it just kept going and going and going….

I finally had to just say enough is good enough and get it into the mail so the owner can have it by the time she gets home from Paducah this weekend. I could have kept quilting for several more days and still not quilted everything.

This is one half the quilt….

This is the other half….

This is the whole quilt pattern picture.


I used 15 different colors of thread.


I lost count of the different stitching designs and the number of stops and starts.


Stich in the ditch was done around most of the applique.


I didn’t want my work to over power the fabrics or the design which is why I used matching thread though out.


I’m not sure you can see it but this is meandering leaves.

Stars on the stars.


This house has tiny, tiny pebble quilting.


I tried to make this look like a plowed field.


I couldn’t go around this applique. I explain all the time that buttons should be put on AFTER the quilting is done. I can’t sew through or around buttons.


The fabric of this area gave me the idea for the stitching.


I ran out of time before I could put texture on these. They are small enough that the stitch in the ditch quilting is close enough to hold it though.


I only did stitch in the ditch around these too. That birdhouse is one inch with a button center.


I like the grass texture in this area.


More of the grass.


These blocks are made of three quarter inch squares.


More of the background texture. Straight echo lines accent the flutterbies. No they are not perfectly straight… just freehand straight.


More of this background.


I tried to keep the textures next to each other different to give the quilt more depth.

Another view of the different textures next to each other.


The horses only got stitch in the ditch.


This is a 4 inch block. It shows you how close the stitching is.


A four inch solid block next to the star block.


The larger star block made from one and a half inch star points.


Another view.


How the background textures merge with each other.

Does this look like blowing snow? I think it does.


The corners of the quilt. Are those supposed to be acorns or pine cones? I guess they could be either one.


I’m not sure you can see it in the picture but this background is a meandering star. Look just above the top of the tree on the right….. you may see a tiny star.

A close up of the meandering leaves of this background.


More of the backgrounds.

A close up of a couple of the trees.

A close up view of the border design.


Like the stitching….. the pictures could keep going and going…. but there are other quilts waiting on me. Hmm… should I clean house first? Naw… the deadlines are looming…. gotta keep going.

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10 comments on “

  1. susan rizzi
    April 23, 2009

    The quilt is beautiful and your quilting makes it exquisite! You really put a lot into your quilting and hopefully the customer appreciates it and you charge what it is worth. It dosen’t supprise me that you book up so fast. What supprises me is that you never mention any of your quilts winning ribbons!

  2. Anonymous
    April 23, 2009

    EXCELLENT quilting as usual!! You really did a fantastic job on this one, Anita.
    Have a great day!
    Diana in Illinois

  3. Lindah
    April 23, 2009

    Anita, this is a fantastik quilt! Perfect partnership of piecer and quilter. Thank you for taking the time to photo and share. I’ve never seen anything like this in person.

  4. Anonymous
    April 22, 2009

    you did a REALLY nice job on this one!

  5. Kim Dolan
    April 22, 2009

    Anita
    That is stunning I hope she appreciates all the work you have put into this…..

    Kim in Sydney

  6. FoulkeArt
    April 22, 2009

    Beautiful quilting, Anita. I especially like the echo quilting. That looks like a HUGE job!!

    MArilyn

  7. Bethany
    April 22, 2009

    Your quilting is stunning on this quilt. WOW.

  8. kathi
    April 22, 2009

    BEAUTIFUL quilting.. and a LOT of work.. I sure hope you got the BIG BUCKS for this one.. all those stops and starts.. and all the thread color changes.. I got tired just thinking about it.. MAGNIFICENT!!

  9. Anonymous
    April 22, 2009

    I’ve been reading/looking/enjoying/learning from/at your blog for a long time now. I could only wish that I could EVER do 100th of what it is you do with a quilt. Not only is the quilt quite beautiful, your quilting is EXPERT. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Anonymous
    April 22, 2009

    I’ve been reading/looking/enjoying/learning from/at your blog for a long time now. I could only wish that I could EVER do 100th of what it is you do with a quilt. Not only is the quilt quite beautiful, your quilting is EXPERT. Thanks for sharing.

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