A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I finally got myself busy in the quilt studio and finished a quilt. Its a double wedding ring that I pieced at least a year ago. It was on the machine for a very long time waiting on me. I was surprised to find that my arm didn’t hurt much. I guess all the exercises are working.
I didn’t want to do the same designs that everyone does on double wedding ring quilts. You know the designs? Continuous curve or outline stitch on the rings. Feather design on the center and so forth. I want my stitching designs to be different. Ok, how about I just show you.
The connecting corners got a straight line triangle design. Click on any picture to make it larger.
You will want to see the back of that too won’t you? Here you go.
Next would be the four corner section in the center of the rings. I did a freehand ribbon bow in light green thread for that area.
While we are looking in that area take a look at the small border. The border is 2 1/2 inches wide. I used a dark rust brown color thread.
There are a lot of thread colors in this quilt. Dark color thread on a light color fabric is being very brave. It shows up absolutely every stitching mistake made. I do know to use a matching thread color to minimize the appearance of flaws. BUT, how am I ever going to get good at this if I don’t practice? My goal is to be good enough that I can use colors on a white background without fear.