Anita's quilts and quilting

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

Ann’s quilt and shams

This is a quilt for one of the SC ladies.  I love all the hand applique these ladies do on quilts.  I haven’t the patience to do it myself.

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I started by doing a SID around the blocks and the applique.    I do this with monofiliment thread to minimize any little bumps or quirks in the stitching.

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I went on to do an echo around the applique, piano key on the outside, a feather on the inside of the applique, and a curl vine on the inside border.

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I didn’t quite like the look of the feathers so after all the other quilting was finished I went back and added more to them.  I like this look much better.

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I did a leafy design on the side half circles.  I tend to do this leafy type design alot because it looks so nice.  I need to come up with a new one for this year to have more options.

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On the rings I did a bow design with an echo.

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I did loops and flowers on the pieced blocks.

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Then I did a flower in the red corner stones.

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Here is a look at the back.  It looks like a whole cloth.  Clicking on any photo should bring up a closer look.

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Next up were the pillow shams to go with this quilt.

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I put them on the machine side by side so I could work on them together.

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I started with stabilizing then did a feather around the outsides.  The feathers are like the ones done on the quilt.  Then I did the piano key outside of the feather to be like the quilt too.

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I did a cross hatching behind the applique and an echo around it.

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I did line dancing on the inside pieced border.

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Here is a look at a sham from the back.

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I wonder if the shams could be made reversible just in case she wanted to turn the quilt over sometime and use it as a whole cloth quilt?  I’m sure its possible.

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