Wednesday 29 February 2012

Some of My Favourite Customer Quilts

Over the past week have found some time to update my Customer Quilt Page (the link can also be found above on the navigation bar).

I had plenty of new quilts to add to this page as I hadn’t updated it in a while.

I enjoyed looking at all the customers’ quilts that I have posted over the last couple of months.  I am so lucky that I get entrusted to quilt so many beautiful quilts.

Here are a few of my favourites (which were really hard to choose as all of the quilts I show on my blog I really like).

Click on the picture to go to the post for more photos.

Butterfly Quilt

This is a round robin quilt brought to me by Jo.  I like how each of the butterflies are different, and how they have been brought together in the quilt with the flying geese.

The round robin group that Jo is a member of have been together for thirteen years.  This round, to be different, instead of the quilt owner putting together the blocks, each person was appointed a ‘construction manager’ who was assigned this task.

Heather was assigned as construction manger for Jo, and she did a great job putting together her butterfly blocks.

Jo was the construction manager for Judy’s quilt that I quilted last year and you can have a look at it here.

I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.

Friday 24 February 2012

Heart Feathers

Alita made this cot sized lone star quilt as a present for her great grandson.  She asked me to quilt heart shaped feathers in the corner squares.


Wednesday 22 February 2012

Feathers with Curved Cross Hatching

I was given this quilt by Anthea last year with instructions to quilt it heavily with traditional quilting.  

I had a lot of fun doing it, but boy did it take me a long time.

I was really happy with how the curved cross hatching and feathers look in the border.

Last year I did a great class with Carla Barrett at Feathered Fibers called Quilt Whispering, where you look at developing your quilting design skills.  One aspect of the class is that you can send pictures of a quilt to Carla and she will draw on it suggested quilting designs. 

I did this with Anthea’s quilt, and the design Carla suggested can be seen in her post here.

I liked what Carla did, but I had some different ideas. I had already planned to do curved cross hatching and feathers in the border, and pebbles as the background fill.

One thing I did take from Carla’s quilting design was to put a little flower in the border to create a point that the feathers could come from.

I am glad that Anthea chose a plain back as it shows the quilting beautifully.

I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Two Pretty Embroidery Quilts.

Two more quilts made from Janet Sansom’s embroidery designs.  I think both of these are very pretty.  Quilted with outlining on the embroidery blocks, and a combination of feathers or flowers.

This is my favourite embroidery block on this quilt.


And the second quilt.

Friday 17 February 2012

Black and White Quilt

This striking quilt was made by Andi as a present for her husband.

As Andi didn’t want contrasting thread colour on either the black or white, she requested that I quilt it with two thread colours.  It was quilted with an open loop pattern.

 I love how the centre of the quilt really draws the eye.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

In The Pink

This gorgeous quilt belongs to Jan.  It is Esther Aliu’s design - In The Pink.  You can view pictures of Esther’s version of the quilt here.

Jan used similar fabrics, and gave me artistic freedom with the quilting.  I wanted to quilt it heavily like Esther did with hers, but at the same time, I wanted it to be unique.

I wanted the quilting to be a feature on the floral fabric border because, to me, this border framed the centre appliqué.  So I decided to do a combination of curved cross hatching and feathers.  I think it looks really elegant.

The background quilting of combining pebbles, swirls and peacock feathers around the appliqué was inspired by Judi at Green Fairy Quilts on a quilt she posted in December last year.

I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.