A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the rings I did a bow design with an echo.
I did loops and flowers on the pieced blocks.
Then I did a flower in the red corner stones.
Here is a look at the back. It looks like a whole cloth. Clicking on any photo should bring up a closer look.
Next up were the pillow shams to go with this quilt.
I put them on the machine side by side so I could work on them together.
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.
I did a cross hatching behind the applique and an echo around it.
I did line dancing on the inside pieced border.
Here is a look at a sham from the back.
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.