A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
This one is done. I think it turned out rather nice. It is a really large quilt. I did stitch in the ditch around the leaves of the border and straight lines behind them.
Why straight lines instead of maybe a leaf vine or something like that? I thought straight lines emphasized the leaves to make them appear to be floating or blowing across the quilt. There is a double leaf design at the center of each border.
A look from the back.
I did a meander behind the leaves at the corners. It was a kind of stopping or resting point for the eyes from all those straight lines.
A look at it from the back.
I did a simple line dancing design on the tiny patch blocks.
On the plain squares I did a leaf design.
Here’s a look from the back at the tiny pieced blocks and the plain blocks.
I did another leaf design on these pieced blocks with a leaf vine and curl on the center strips.
I did another leaf design on the odd shaped block at the corner of the pieced block.
I should have gotten more quilting done but I cannot be in two places at the same time. I’ve had to spend time in the kitchen preserving produce. And….. taking care of emergency water problems. And…. showing up for doctor appointments and annual shots. And…. nursing bursitis in my shoulder and elbow. And…. oh well, you know how it goes. The faster I go, the farther behind I get.
The lady who wanted 13 quilted items made for Christmas has cancelled those. It was a mutual decision for us. She needed more time to grieve and I needed to cut down the number of deadlines waiting. I need to delete some older posts in order to show photos of newer quilt finishes. I’m back to maximum storage point. In the mean time I can still post on the hoarder blog.