Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freehand water meander

This quilt had such pretty blue/green batiks, and I thought of water right away when I saw it.  This was quilted with a freehand water meander pattern. 

New patterns November 2011

One more day left in November for this year- can you believe it?  The months really fly by. 

Here are 3 new patterns that I've gotten this month to use on customer quilts.  The first 2 are holiday patterns- Holly Berries, and Lynne's Ornaments.  The ornament pattern has quite a bit of small details, and so it needs to be sewn out more slowly than some of the other patterns (and also the price per square inch is a bit higher than most of the other all-over patterns.) 

This other one, called Animal Stripes, I just used on a t-shirt quilt that had zebra striped fabric as sashing between the shirts.  This pattern was just perfect to go with that. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

2 Christmas quilts

Isn't this a fun quilt?  I used the "Oodles of Doodles" for this quilt, I thought it looked like curly ribbon on presents.  The customer thought it looked like swirling snow.  :-) 

And this quilt is done using "Holly Berries" pattern.  This pattern is new, so I don't have it up on the pattern page yet, I will try & do that soon. 

Autumn table runner

Here is an Autumn table runner- the customer requested custom quilting on this one, so here are some pictures of what I did.  This is a picture of the runner before I started:

...and this is after.  I did some block & border designs, and then I was stumped on what to do in those lighter triangle areas.  I finally came up with the idea to do some freehand designs that echo the leaves in the print of the other fabrics.  Since these are freehand, each on is similar, but just a little bit different.  I quilted over each line 3 times, to give it almost an "embroidered" look.  I usually use a matching thread for most quilting, but here I used a couple shades darker than the fabric to really make it stand out & look like embroidery.