Anita's quilts and quilting

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

Quilt finish

This quilt took quite awhile to get finished.  Partly because of the pain in my arm and partly because she brought some black Hobbs batting which came out of the package looking like this.  Not too bad at this angle….

Neda's quilt 002but look at it from this angle.  Oyi!

Neda's quilt 001I believe this is a turning twenty design or a variation of it?  I forgot to ask.  It’s black, white, and a touch of red.

Neda's quilt 012She wanted custom with a different design in each shape.  So that’s what I did.  I believe all the photos are clickable to enlarge and see details.

Neda's quilt 003I did all the designs going in different directions depending on the way the block was turned within the top.

Neda's quilt 004She also wanted white thread but I got her to agree to a light grey rather than a stark white thread.

Neda's quilt 005The only place the stitching really shows up well for a photo is in the red fabrics and some of the more solid looking ones.

Neda's quilt 007Over the years I’ve learned to do the designs up, down, to the right, and to the left in order to avoid turning the quilt.

Neda's quilt 008It’s not always easy to come up with several designs to fit into several shapes.  I keep a sketch journal of more popular designs and refer to it often.

Neda's quilt 010Sometimes the customer is happy with the outcome and sometimes not so happy.

Neda's quilt 009This quilt is made for someone’s birthday.  She lives in another state.

Neda's quilt 011Here is the reason this customer wanted white thread.  I’m glad she let me use grey instead.  White would have been way, way too striking.

Neda's quilt 013Grey thread shows the stitch patterns but doesn’t blind you to look at it on a black background.

Neda's quilt 017The stitching has the variety she wanted.

Neda's quilt 016I took lots of breaks from swinging the machine around.

Neda's quilt 015One more photo of the stitching designs.

Neda's quilt 014Last thing to do was finish the binding.

Neda's quilt 018It was picked up within minutes of my phone call to say it was finished.  It’s now on it’s way home out west someplace.  Time for me to head to the Dr office for my appointment.

3 comments on “Quilt finish

  1. Susan Rizzi
    June 21, 2014

    You are a artist with a long arm! I hope the person you did this for appreciated the work that went into it and paid you accordingly.

    • Na Na
      June 22, 2014

      She loved it. Thank you.

  2. kathi
    June 19, 2014

    i just LOVE it!!!!

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