A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I started this one on New Year’s Day but couldn’t finish it because I came down with an illness. I did finish it a few days later but completely forgot to post about it. This one is a Dear Jane quilt with, I believe, 5 inch blocks.
She did a fantastic job of piecing and applique. She wanted wool batting to keep the quilt light and soft. I did minimal quilting for the same reason. Heavy quilting makes a quilt stiff. So I stitched in the ditch around the pieces and the applique of the blocks then stitch in the ditch for the sashing. The pieces were so small that anything else would have been too much quilting.
I used a flower vine in the border to be minimal there as well. It would have drawn up the borders too much if I had done more.
The quilt went back home to the owner and she was pleased with it. One of the things I believe many professional quilters forget is that not all quilts need the stitching to show. Yes, I know they want their quilting work to show but sometimes its best to let the quilt itself be the star. This is especially true of Dear Jane quilts with their tiny applique and piecing.