Sometimes the perfect quilting design and a beautiful quilt top come together in a magical way – bliss to a Longarmer’s heart.
You can see this quilt highlighted on The Pine Needle’s Facebook page (March 20, 2014) at https://www.facebook.com/ThePineNeedleQuiltShop
While this quilt hung on the wall at The Pine Needle, when I presented it to Miriam, everyone in the shop came to admire it. It occurred to me that I was probably the only person in the group drooling over the quilt design – everyone else was drooling over the lovely fabrics and the great piecing that Miriam had accomplished!
It was my joy to quilt this top for Miriam.
I always love adding quilting to a quilt top – always. Sometimes, though, it is especially satisfying when the quilt design and the quilt top complement each other perfectly. “Zen Umbrellas” and the quilting design “rain drops” from Intelligentquilting.com is one such pairing that I am just loving! I hope my customer, Tam, loves it as much as I do! See Tam’s blog at http://quiltcharette.wordpress.com/
I love the effect of overall quilting, but sometimes a quilt calls for custom work. The solid borders and the black frame in “Banana Split” yell custom! I love simple repeated lines like the ones in this border. Happily, Dawn likes it too! See her blog at
I also quilted Dawn’s “Honeymoon in Paris” – so delicious… See pics of it on her blog at
Here is the completely quilted chevron quilt – love, love, love it! See it in Diana’s blog at http://www.sewcraftychick.blogspot.com
I’ve been excited to start on Diana’s Chevron quilt and I’m finally on it! The quilting design is a simple Serpentine shape that is sized to complement her chevrons. I love simple repeated line designs on modern quilts. This one will be ready to go home as soon as the roads clear of snow and ice from our freak storm of the last few days!
Since February, there has been an item on my to-do list: Create a quilted name tag that includes the logo of my guild. That is 8 months that I have been writing that project on my weekly list of things to get done and I am thrilled to announce that I have finally crossed it off – project completed.
I wanted to include my business logo as well as my guild logo; I wanted to showcase my long arm quilting – since that is my business after all; I wanted to play with hexi’s. I will be sporting it for the first time at my guild meeting tonight.
I have to admit, I’m a bit afraid it looks something like a barmaid’s undergarment… or maybe a bib… But at least it is off my list and I won’t have to pay the $0.25 guild charge for “forgetting” my name tag!