A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Well it seems like forever since I posted a finished quilt. It’s not because I haven’t tried. It’s just that I’ve had a lot of things to do lately. This quilt has 7 borders.
That’s a lot of borders to work with. I did a leaf and curl design on the piano key outside border.
I did a leaf vine feather design on the first inside border.
I did a leaf and curl design on the second and third inside borders. I treated the two borders as one when stitching the design.
I did yet another leaf design on the fourth and fifth inside borders. I also treated these two borders as one when stitching the design.
I did l e lace design on the last inside border.
On the center area it had both pieced and plain blocks. On the pieced ones I did a Greek key design. The lines of the design are not perfectly spaced or even. It wasn’t supposed to be. This is “free form” art which gave the quilt an artistic feel.
I did simple straight lines on the plain blocks. The lines go up and down on a block and reverse to go side to side on the next block.
This is what the piano key border design looks like from the back.
This is the first, second, and third borders as seen from the back of the quilt.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth inside borders as seen from the back of the quilt.
This is a view of the center area as seen from the back of the quilt. You can see the Greek key design and the straight line design.
I used a “jean gold” thread color. That color accented the colors of the fabric without overwhelming it. There’s just a subtle look of dimension which adds to the artistic feel of the quilt. It was a very large quilt. Barely fit onto my machine. There was some extra fullness to the center area but it wasn’t difficult to deal with. I’ve had enough practice working on quilts over the years that it no longer bothers me when I have a quilt with issues. It’s a normal part of my quilting day.