A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I’ve had some issues to deal with this week. The most urgent was my mother and her disappearing clothing. I received one too many phone calls saying she needed clothes so I took charge and dealt with it. I won’t repeat all the details here because you can read more about that on my pinching pennies blog. I still have a couple of other issues to deal with but those can wait a few days.
I don’t want my few readers to think I’ve abandoned my quilting. I have worked on this quilt everyday. Making a little progress but not nearly as fast as I’d like. I would rather be good than fast so I’m working for the details instead of just getting it done. Here I’ve created some “ghost images” in the quilting. That would be an image you are not quite sure is there until you take a closer look. Just like seeing a ghost image in a photo.
I wanted to do a diagonal design on this one. Diagonals are difficult for me to do. My machine does not want to cooperate going at a diagonal. Instead of a square design I chose a diamond shaped cross hatching design.
I’ve also been playing around with designs for another quilt to be done. Sometimes I play with designs long before actually starting the quilting. Other times I can’t think of a design until the quilt is actually on the machine. I don’t have a way to put a photo of the quilt in a computer to draw designs so I use wax paper and markers instead. I sure wish I did though.
So, now I’m off the computer and headed for the quilting machine. I believe I have a half day free to do nothing but quilt before I go check on my mother. Just in case I haven’t said it before….. I’m so happy to be quilting again! I can usually work for at least 3 hours before my arm starts hurting or I feel tired. A day of rest and I can quilt more. I feel as if I get stronger each day.