Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quilting Finished on Customer's 2nd Halloween Quilt

Last night I finished the quilting on my customer's second Halloween quilt.  

The pantograph is 'Halloween Modified'.

Quilt back

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Customer's Second Halloween Quilt

Quilting my customer's 2nd Halloween quilt.  Can you see the Jack O' Lanterns, ghosts, and spiderwebs I've quilted?  The pantograph is called 'Halloween Modified'.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tumbling Blocks Pillow

8½" x 8½" pillow made with the two extra Tumbling Blocks.  

One side...

...and the other.  Can you tell the difference?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Victoria's Tumbling Blocks Quilt Finished

'Duckling and Bubbles' pantograph

Of course, Teensy always has to come see what I'm doing...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Victoria's Tumbling Blocks Quilt Top

About 3 ½ years ago, Victoria started making a Tumbling Blocks quilt.  It was pink and green, and she planned to give it to her sister Lydia if her new baby was a girl.  But Lydia had the audacity to have a boy -- and the Tumbling Blocks quilt project stalled.

Well, Kurt and Victoria are now expecting a baby girl, and I, disliking half-finished projects, am finishing the quilt for their baby.

Problem:  the block tops were cut from the same fabric as the background, and thus blended in and foiled the effect of the blocks.  Letraset Promarkers to the rescue!  I first painted Bubble Jet Set 2000 onto the patches I planned to dye, let it dry, then used a light pink Promarker on them.  

It's ready to load on my frame for quilting now.

Here are before and after pictures:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Customer's Crisscross Quilt Finished and Off the Frame

Today I removed all the markings, clipped any wayward threads, then trimmed and removed the quilt from the frame.  After taking pictures of it, I shipped it off to my customer.  She will put the binding on it.

And by the way, for anyone who thinks this quilt has been 'quilted to cardboard', as they say, it actually is quite soft and drapes very nicely.

Quilt back

Folded and ready to be put into a box.

Quilting Finished on Customer's Quilt

Quilting is finished on my customer's quilt.  Tomorrow I'll remove the markings, trim it, take it off the frame, and take pictures of it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Last Row, Customer's Quilt

I'm on the last row of my customer's quilt.  I've just started on the elongated green hexagons.