Anita's quilts and quilting

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

Quilt twelve for 2012

Yea!  Finally have another quilt finished.  I wanted it done much sooner but it seems life had other plans for me.

Actually, my goal (as semi-retired) is to have either 3 or 4 quilts finished a month.  Three if the quilts are large and 4 if the quilts are small.  If I look at it that way then I’m almost on track with my goals for this year.

This one is very large.  It barely fits on the cutting table when folded in half.  I believe the owner will be happy to see it finished after such a long time waiting. I hope she likes the designs I chose for it.  I used a silver grey thread which I felt complimented the red, black, and cream colors of the quilt.

I did line dancing in the center area.

I did a swag design on the red border and lace on the white border.

I did a curly vine design on the outside border.

Ok, you may not be able to see the silver grey thread in those photos so here’s a look from the back.  I think it looks very pretty on the black.

Here’s a look at the line dancing in the center area.

I’m going to get started piecing two t-shirt quilts I’ve been commissioned to do.  I plan to put the steps on my blog for others to follow if you are interested in making one of your own.  The steps are fairly easy so even a beginner could make one.

Even if you don’t make quilts yourself you may want to know what’s involved.  It will give you knowledge in case you hire a quilter to create one for you.   The more you know about the construction the better you’ll be at working out the details.

I’m headed back to the kitchen.  I’ve got more canning and freezing to do.  I hit the jackpot at the discount bin and don’t want to loose any of it.

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8 comments on “Quilt twelve for 2012

  1. MJ
    April 25, 2012

    OMG Anita, it is gorgeous, I am so happily surprised. I haven’t even seen it in person but I already LOVE IT just from looking at it on the computer, I don’t know which side I like better. Thank you so much, you made my work sparkle.

    • Na Na
      April 25, 2012

      Thank you MJ. I’m really glad you like it. Looking forward to seeing you.

  2. lw
    April 25, 2012

    Oooohh! I like the back even better than the front!

    • Na Na
      April 25, 2012

      Often the customer will bring a solid backing just so the stitching will show up on the back. That makes the quilt reversible and appear to be a whole cloth. Two quilts in one.

  3. jenyjenny
    April 24, 2012

    Truly awesome, a work of art. Did you machine or hand-quilt? Excited to see your t-shirt quilt.

    • Na Na
      April 25, 2012

      Thank you Jenny. It’s quilted with my Gammill longarm machine. I haven’t hand quilted in years. I like the artistic freedom of using a longarm. I use it sort of like a pencil. The thread being the lead that comes from the pencil.

  4. Dora, the quilter
    April 24, 2012

    I just love this quilting. I’m sure the owner will be thrilled.
    I’m just wondering….Did you by any chance attend a Southern Quilt Symposium at a museum in Chattanooga during the early 1980’s?

    • Na Na
      April 25, 2012

      No, I’ve never been there. I was busy getting my quilting career started and raising kids during that time.

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