Can you believe that Halloween is just 5 days away? I can't! I don't know if it's just me, but it always seems like once Halloween hits then it's suddenly Thanksgiving, Christmas and then we're into January! Time just flies!
Anyways, MaryAnn made this darling Halloween quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. She liked the spider webs that were quilted in the original version of this quilt so she asked me to quilt her quilt similar. I really dislike spiders and spider webs, I may just have an irrational fear of them, but I really do love to quilt them. There is just something fun about them.
Joan made this beautiful Fancy Forest quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting.
I knew that I wanted to enhance the modern feel of the quilt, but add in a bit of traditional quilting as well. So, I decided to play with the background filler, I quilted Pebbles, Clams & Swirls, I teach how-to quilt all of those patterns in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.
Every time that I get to machine quilt a quilt for a client that is made from one of our patterns my little heart is so happy! It's such an honor and compliment.
Katrina made this beautiful version of our Typhoon quilt pattern. She made the throw size and then sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. Katrina loved how I had machine quilted the original version so she asked me to quilt hers similar to mine.
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My friends over at Fat Quarter Shop have teamed up with the fabulous designers from Art Gallery Fabrics and created an adorable new quilt pattern, Timber.
I was able to test the pattern for Kimberly and, I just have to say, I was a little bit worried about this quilt, it looked like it was going to be quite time consuming. Let me just tell you, it wasn't! This quilt went together so quickly!
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My friend Tina Lewis designed and made this darling quilt and the pattern is in the newest issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Tina always does such a fabulous job with her quilts. Her piecing is perfect, making them so much fun for me to custom machine quilt for her. This quilt was no exception.
Cheryl made this beautiful medallion quilt and sent it to me for some edge to edge machine quilting. I know that I mentioned this yesterday, but I truly believe there is a time and a place for edge to edge machine quilting and also custom quilting.
Something that I always ask my clients when helping them decide how to quilt their quilts is how the quilt is going to be used. If a quilt is going to be used, and washed a lot then, as much as I LOVE custom machine quilting, edge to edge quilting might be a better fit. It might hold the quilt together better and it'll save you a bit of money.
As much as I love custom machine quilting I do think there is a place for edge to edge machine quilting. Elaine made this beautiful version of Stacked Up, pattern is from out book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts and sent it to me for some edge to edge machine quilting.
Elaine loved how I had quilted the original version and asked that I machine quilt her quilt just like mine.