A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Sheila’s quilt is called a sampler quilt because it contains many different quilt blocks. I don’t have wall space to take full photos so I lay the quilts on my 4′ by 8′ work table. This is one side.
This is the other side. The quilt has lots of lines and angles with some flowers so that’s the type quilting I thought would work best. Of course there has to be a bit of whimsy now and then too.
Sampler quilts mean lots of different quilting designs. I’ll show a few of them. This is the border around one large section. Its a leafy curl next to straight lines on the tiny pieced sashing which is next to a loop line which is next to more straight lines on the flower blocks. Click the photo to see it better.
I did line dancing on the pieces in this area which happened to create a flower inside the darkest pieces.
I did straight lines in the sashing of this area and a flower in the pieced star centers to carry the theme of flowers and leaves and straight lines throughout the quilting.
This is the flower blocks of the section shown above. I outlined inside and outside of the flowers next to the loopy line.
I did straight lines and flowers in this area too.
This is one of several star blocks where I put outlining inside and outside with a flower in the centers.
Next to that star block is the outside border of the quilt. I did a leaf made of straight line and points so the whole quilt has the same quilting theme.
Quilts look better in person than they do in photos. I hope in my new house I’ll be able to photo quilts using a photo wall. I won’t know until I get there. I’m hopeful I’ll be all moved by the end of June or early July. I had this quilt and Ann’s ready to mail on Saturday. Our mail person doesn’t usually get to my area until around 7 pm but on Saturday there was a substitute who came early morning. I missed her so they will go in the mail on Monday.