A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I lost count of how many quilts left to do. I’ve had two or three come in and some gone out. The tops just coming in are some I promised to do (many months ago) no matter when the tops got finished. A promise is a promise so they are here waiting. The toppers are people with sudden health issues that created a problem getting tops finished.
This is the current finished top. The one I had to take off the machine for awhile so I could finish the deadline quilt.
I had a little quilter’s mental block when it came to deciding what to quilt on it so I was a little relieved to set it aside for awhile. The odd shape of the pieces were the problem. You see the long narrow piece on the right side of the block? I knew I wanted one design on there but that left me with “what do I do with the other?” thoughts. More “stand and stare” and I saw it as a nine patch with narrow strips top and bottom. You see what I mean? So I did a design that would work on a nine patch then added an element to go onto the narrow strips.
Here’s a look at the design from the back. Maybe you can see the nine patch a little better. I think it worked out fine.
A view of those from the back.