I have some fantastic customers. One of them is Mary Pease. She entrusted her appliqued halloween quilt top to me to be quilted. Well, it took 7 days, but it is finally completed. She has some things to add to the quilt and the binding to do, but, my job is finished. I don't understand how some longarm quilters can do a quilt like this in 2 or 3 days. Many times it takes that long for the top to talk loud enough for me to hear. Anyhow, here are a few pictures taken of the journey this quilt and I have been on.
|This is where we started|
|The 'feathers' in the circle are actually some of Jamie Wallen's Bat Wings. Cool huh?|
|I did stitch in some crooked siding on this house. And tried to give the impression that the witch was shaking her feet.|
|Cool Crow.........Tried to add a leaf in here.|
I did add a weather vane at the top of the barn. Every barn needs one right? There is also someone staring out of the hayloft???
The school house was a challenge, but, I did manage to give some texture to is just by following the fabric. So many times it is the design in the fabric that leads me to what I will stitch in an area.
I think I have used something from every teacher that I have had this year in this quilt. Even if I can't remember who taught it, my brain must have absorbed it. I firmly believe in taking classes when I can. I watch every video I can get access to and read constantly to expand my knowledge of longarm quilting and quilting in general.
That's it for now. I have one more custom top in line, but, won't get to it for a while. Time to work through some pantographs for some customers and to work on my longarm challenge quilt. So for now:
Let's go Sew!!!