Anita's quilts and quilting

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

One more finished

This quilt is finally finished.  It took all of yesterday to do the one remaining border.  Quilting this took a lot longer than I thought it would.

I did a leafy design on the outside border.
Here is a view of the design from the back.
I did a flower and leaf vine on the second border.  (the one that my eyes see as two)
A view from the back.
I did a loose outline around the outside edge of the faux applique and double echo around that.
This is from the back.
I did a leaf design on the corner stone blocks.
A view from the back.
I did a triangle leaf design on the setting triangles.
A view of it from the back.  I like that design.  I’ll probably use it again in another quilt sometime.
I did an outline of the outside edge of the faux applique blocks and a double echo around that.
From the back.
I did line dancing on the pieced blocks.
From the back too.
This person really likes minimal quilting on her quilts.  I had to repeatedly fight the urge to quilt it heavily because there seemed to be tons of places where I could have done tiny designs.  The backing is a painted white on white design.  This type fabric will often cause the stitching to look bad until it’s washed.  Washing softens up the painted part so the stitching relaxes into the quilt. 
Another quilt is loaded on the machine and waiting for me.
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2 comments on “One more finished

  1. Anita Estes
    September 1, 2010

    Oh so true! I keep busy enough that I hardly notice when my aches and pains start.

    And to think…. I used to complete one full size custom quilted quilt everyday. Smaller ones I did two and three a day. All freehand. One a week or two small ones a week is a breaze.

    Semi-retirement is so much more relaxing.

  2. Quiltin' LibraryLady
    September 1, 2010

    Pretty quilt.
    For someone who retired you sure do keep busy with the quilting. But then I guess if we keep busy we don't have time to dwell on our aches & pains.

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