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.


Linderella’s Applique Critters

Our local quilt shop is called Linderella’s Quilt Works.  Linda Sullivan has designed a bunch of cute animal applique patterns which a customer wanted on one quilt along with the child’s name.  So this quilt has a frog, cat, bird, and turtle, along with a bumble bee and dragonfly.  The letters are done “wonky” style as is the border.

The animals begged for a garden to be running around in, so I quilted flowers, landscape meander, and a tree for the bird.

Tomorrow I’ll post another customer quilt.  Very lovely and dramatic flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.