Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dirt Bike Quilt

This quilt was made for my oldest son Wayland, who loves his dirt bike.  

It is flanel on the front

And camo on the back 

Quilting Bliss

This Quilt was pieced by Jill Jordan it is a Jinny Beyer Kit
Thread is a mossy green from Aurifil 
Batting is a 80/20 Black Batting (a must)

 Here is the border fabric, I choose to quilt around the printed designs. 
This quilting seems to give the quilt a personal touch with some wonderful texture.

 The back is a black fabric which is why the black batting is a must. 
I have learned through trail and error that white batting will sometimes come through on the backside stitching.

 Throughout the quilt I used straight lines as well as some feathers and leaves

 Overall the quilting went pretty fast once I figured out a quilting plan. 
Jill did such a great job piecing. 
I wanted to make sure that the quilting complemented the character of the quilt. 
Custom quilting does take extra time but I think that it is worth it. 
I am proud to say that I quilted this quilt, in the end that is what really matters.

Thank You

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Customer Quilts from December 2014

I have fallen behind on my post and now it's time to get you all caught up. In December I had tons of work. It was my first year as a Custom Quilter for others and I had my work cut out for me. Let me show you some Quilters Eye Candy.

Dragon Fly Quilt pieced by Sandy Hestes
Thread - Lime Green Cotton from Connecting Threads

The next quilt was a Stitch In The Ditch all the way, except the borders.
Mosaic Batiks pieced by Jill Jordan
Thread - Floriani Brown PF739 Embroidery 

Turqoise & Black Quilt was filled with leaves and pebbles. It was a fun and fast quilt. 
Now I can quilt in a leaf any where:)
Pieced by Sandy Hestes 
Thread - Black Cotton from Connecting Threads

Butterfly Quilt peieced by Sandy Hestes
Thread - Orange Cotton by Connecting Threads


McTavishing is so much fun!

Then I had sometime for a practice piece

And a beautiful Poinsettia to end the season with
Black Aurifil Thread all the way

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers. 
I can't wait to see all the amazing adventures that are to come in 2015.