Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Christmas...and more quilts!

Hi there! Are you all gearing up for the Holiday Season? We are in full swing here. Like any quilter I have been quilting Christmas Quilts for months. I love them. I love the idea of giving quilts as gifts to loved ones and I am so honored to be a part of the process for my clients.

I have been so busy quilting in fact that I barely have had time to shower on a daily basis. My husband went to Hawaii on a business trip last week and I was kinda happy because that meant I didn't have to feel guilty about staying up crazy late quilting away...and I may or may not have worn the same shirt and jeans for 5 days in a row. Good thing quilting doesn't work up much of a sweat.

This is a lovely Christmas quilt I quilted for Sharlene. It was done with an E2E. There are several quilts I failed to get pictures of because the lighting in my studio was rubbish and people were picking them up so fast.

This is a great big one I quilted for Joe. It was so pretty...these pictures don't do it justice.

I used an E2E named Surf. It is really fluid without seeming overly water like and it stitched out so nice. Really quick. The beast that is down on the long arm right now is taking over 2 hours per row. Not cool folks. That is WAY too long in my opinion. Longer than custom quilting. And the thread! Oh SOOOOO much thread.

I am getting off topic. This was a lovely Christmas Medallion quilt. So so pretty, but such terrible pictures. Forgive me Susan for not doing your quilt justice. Susan wanted custom quilting but not terribly tiny and dense. Some of the piecing was so tiny all I could do was Stitch in the Ditch. But I think I remained pretty consistent with the scale of the piecing and the scale of the quilting.

You can't tell, but there is a different snow flake in each log cabin block. Most of this quilt was quilted free hand and heaps of ruler work, but there was some Statler (digital) work as well. The snowflakes and the wide border were digitized.

This one was for Elizabeth. She wanted it custom quilted and it was a blast to do! Lots of ruler work and free hand quilted. I am so much faster freehand than having to program in Computer options. I LOVE it when the quilt lends itself to me just doing my thing.

The fabric is Charlie Harper by Birch fabric. So so so soft!

Next up is this awesome raindrop quilt by Sandi. I love pretty much everything about this quilt. When I saw it my breath caught in my throat and I knew EXACTLY how I wanted to quilt it.

Swirls in the rain drops and long tiny raindrops in the background. I just adore how it turned out.

This last quit is also Sandi's. It is made with Angela Walters' Athena fabric. This was soon fun to quilt. I tried to channel Angela and quilt up a storm.

Here is a little bit of detail. I tell you it is tricky to get good pictures of quilts sometimes and get them out the door in a reasonable amount of time.

This on is one I did for Cheryl. It started out as an E2E, but there wasn't enough texture so I went back in and added more lines free hand. I think it turned out really modern and clean.

That's it for now! I still have one more Christmas quilt for a client, then I will quilt for my own kids. I am really excited about what I am making them.

Have a great weekend!