Saturday, September 25, 2010

I am in Business!

Okay, so it has been a while since I posted...and yes, there are reasons.  First there was a quilt where everything that could go wrong did.  Mostly it was tension issues.  I should have stopped...but I didn't and it took me a long time to rip out all the quilting.  The tension demons were resolved (I stopped using the pigtail on the bobbin case) and I finally got the quilt back to the customer, and she was happy.  Of course, it had to happen with the owner of the local quilt store...I haven't got her permission to post a picture, but I will...

Morale of that story, next time, stop....

After that I got 3 more quilts off the frame, with a stop in between to celebrate my 50th birthday.  Hubby got me an IPod Touch which will keep me company or in the groove while I quilt...THANKS HONEY!! ....

Here is one of the quilts I did...my own for my sister.  Thought I should do one that wasn't a customer's quilt ;)

I used Superior King Tut thread called Riverbend and the panto was Feathered Leaf from Jodi Beamish at Willow Leaf Studio.  I loved the way the pattern flowed.  If the customers wants a feathery type of pattern, I would certainly show them this one.
Just have the binding to do and I can get this to my sister. She is excited to have a quilt for herself.



This quilt was made by Gail Peterkin for her sister...it is called Bent Pieces by Maple Island Quilts.  She added some extra borders to increase the size and the fabrics she used just made it sing.

We used the Feathers with a Twist pantograph from Lorien Quilting and the thread was Sand Dunes from Signature thread.  The end result is quite stunning.  I think her sister will just LOVE her present.

I also did a baby quilt for another customer.  It was so cute, but I really need to get into the habit of getting permission to post pictures on my blog.  I always get wrapped up in the excitement of delivering the final product, that I forget to ask.

Well, I have to get MY quilt off the frame so I can load a rush wedding present that is being dropped off this afternoon.  Hopefully I won't have any gremlins show up during the quilting...

Will post again soon!  Have to show you this quilt, because I will finally finish one for my bed!  It is a jelly roll quilt made with Moda Fresh Cottons and turned out so nice.  I can hardly wait to sleep under it.

Happy Quilting everyone!

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