A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
This is the last of the 2016 quilts. Darlene spends the winter months away and is due back in March. There was no hurry to finish it but now that its finished I’m anxious to get the 2017 quilts started. I think it just took time for me to adjust to living in a new house and feel a desire to quilt again. All photos should be clickable for a closer view of the stitching.
This one barely fit onto the machine and she wanted heavy custom with a neutral thread. On the border I did piano key on the outside edge and leaves, grapes, and curls on the inside edge.
This is how the border looks on the back.
On the inside border I did a feather type design by not really a feather.
Here is a look at it on the back.
On the background of the applique blocks I did overlapping curls. This was great practice for backtracking because each curl is completely backtracked.
This is how it looks on the back. Lots of backtracking practice in there.
She asked for no stitching on the applique unless necessary. I only stitched in places where it might wrinkle when washed.
This is how this block looks on the back.
Here is the sashing design. Its a type of leaf vine design.
I didn’t get a photo of the sashing on the back. And…. with that…. the 2016 quilts are finally finished. I’m hoping I’ve worked out the kinks and quirks of starting my quilting service all over again. The only way to know for sure is to put everything into use.