A little quilting

While I continue to work on getting all the programs I need on the new computer (okay, I admit it, I haven’t been working quickly at it), here’s a picture of part of what is distracting me from the computer, two really cool customer quilts that have been on the frame this week:

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Perhaps this weekend, while it rains as it’s supposed to, I’ll get back to the computer, but for right now I’m enjoying the bright sunny days in the studio.  😉

Back to quilting

After quite a longer break than I anticipated taking, I made my way back to the studio this last week.  First up were two pantographs, both done by computer, which meant I was able to sit while they were quilting.  Now comes the first custom of the year, which means I am standing in front of the machine.    Thankfully, it’s all coming back to me relatively quickly and this order is for a long familiar style of quilting — feathers!

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I’ll be using these two feather styles throughout the quilt.  The quilt center is a log cabin block with a central star setting.  The dark fabrics will get one feather, the light fabrics the other, which should work out well as the setting will give diagonal lines of quilting around the center star.

But it will be slow going on this one.  For the rest of tonight, I’m sitting in my chair with my foot up and doing some knitting.

On the frame lately

I thought I’d share a few quilts that have been on the frame lately.  It always amazes me to see the variety of quilts that different people make.

First up is a quilt with a horse theme for the customer’s grand-daughter.  This customer wanted custom quilting on her quilt.

Next was a pretty batik quilt that got an overall pantograph design on it.  The customer chose to put an ivy leaf design on the quilt, which was done with a green thread.  This photo is pre-quilting as the customer has not yet seen the finished product.

And finally a very bright, graphic quilt that is also getting an overall pantograph design on it.  This customer chose to use the design “Blackberry” on the quilt and we chose a mid-range charcoal thread to blend into the background and not detract from the bright fabrics.