Customer Quilt Show

It’s been quite awhile since I have posted pictures of customer quilts. Here’s some of the recent ones. There’s a lot pictures. I hope not too many for your system to retrieve them.

Marilyn’s wedding gift with Feather Fancy pantograph.

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Marilyn’s Baby Quilt. Simple stars, line dancing and background fills. I love the dump trucks I quilted in the plain rectangles.

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Pat’s quilt she started in 1989 and is just now finishing. Pooh Bear is painted on.

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Pauli’s quilt with Rosie pantograph.

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Carolyn’s Scrap quilt.

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Mary’s Partridge in a Pear tree. Wood meander in the tree with swirl background and feather leaf border vine.

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Patsy’s modern quilt with Bauhaus pantograph.

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That’s all the pictures I should put in one post but there’s more to come. I also have some pics from a couple of shows.

Thanks for stopping by and keep on quilting.

Linda

Custom Quilting

I have 2 customer quilts to show. One is done in batiks and I used the pantograph Feelin Groovy. Why is it in a post titled “Custom Quilting” you say? Because it is every bit as beautiful as the custom quilted quilt. See for yourself.

Pieced by Marilyn. Quilters Dream wool batting (which quilts like a dream).

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The custom quilt in pink and brown has log cabin blocks and some other block along with an appliqué center. I greatly prefer custom quilting for appliqué but the pieced blocks would be great with or without it. So a compromise is to do a freehand overall on the pieced area (meandering hooked feathers in this case) and McTavishing around the appliqué after stitching in the ditch around The applique. The skinny border was SID and the larger border was quilted with hooked feather vine.

Pieced by Lynette. Hobbs 80/20 batting.

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Two more lovely quilts on their way back to their owners.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

Cyclamen and Bordeaux

Cyclamen and Bordeaux sounds like a classy music group or perhaps a fine wine. But in this case, two customer quilts. First Bordeaux.

Barbara’s lovely quilt in French General fabrics was quilted with Frisky Feathers.

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Cyclamen was made by Mary and quilted with curls and feathers. I stitched in the ditch of the reverse appliqué and echoed around it.

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Both were a pleasure to quilt.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

Hexagons and Crabs and Mermaids and More!

What an amazing quilt. I meant to ask Cindy if she designed this quilt herself because she frequently designs the most amazing quilts. The sea is her favorite theme and this one has the unlikely combination of hexagons and all sorts of sea creatures.

I used a stencil in the hexagon blocks. The background is mostly my version of McTavishing. The outside blue border did not photograph well. I used variegated thread to stitch seashells that were from a Panto that Michelle Wyman designed. You can see the seashells on the pictures of the back.

Enjoy the many pictures.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Lone Sunburst Quilt

I started quilting Joanne’s Lone Starburst done in dreamy “sherbet” colors. Sherbet was the first thing I thought of when I saw it! Although it’s not very exciting, stitch in the ditch is the first stitching I do to stabilize the quilt so it’s not shifting all around. It also really makes those stars pop and it will greatly add to the finished design.

Unfortunately my time was limited yesterday as my husband returned from a day observing golf at the PGA Kiawah tournament and today won’t be much better.

Here’s a sneak peak.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

Small Sorm At Sea

This lovely Storm At Sea by Marian is just 33 inches square. So each of these quilting areas are small. I used a Rainbows variegated thread for the feather designs and So Fine for the remaining areas. The lines in the triangles remind me of a water meander which is appropriate and the curls in the small borders are wave-like.

Enjoy this little treasure.

Linda

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Custom Quilting on Customer Quilts

Though pantographs look great on 90% of the quilts that I quilt for customers, sometimes, the quilt says it needs special attention. The first one is Snow Days by Marilyn.  She is highly skilled in applique and embroidery.  Here is her Snow Days. (The smudged look in the upper right side isn’t the quilt-it is a smudge on my camera lens which I discovered after I saw this picture!)

I did a “landscape meander” in the embroidery, trying to add dimension to buildings, define some of the trees, etc., and add snow banks to the larger areas. Here’s a closeup of each side.

One of my favorite blocks was the bunny rabbit.

I also loved the school scene with the snowman, the flag, and the swings.

The pieced center and sides are quilted with meandering snowflakes.  Three different ones are connected with loops.  I discovered quilting snowflakes is not easy-looks easy but they’re not!

 

This modern churn dash quilt is Patsy’s.  She always has an eye for color and her quilts are so pleasing to look at.

Straight lines are combined with some funky swirls and ferns.

More customer quilt shows on another day.  Thanks for stopping by.