I am still waiting for pictures or a picture of the quilt I did for Sue way back now, I will email her to remind her. Hope you think it is worth the wait!
Sue is a lady I met through the Internet, she has an online patchwork store which is well worth a visit, lovely fabrics and all sorts of other wonderful things for sale, here is the link for you. http://www.passion4quilting.com/ Excellent service I can recommend highly.
When Sue came to my group with some of her goodies earlier in the year we were talking about quilting and when she said she sent her quilts to USA to be quilted I said I do quilting for people, not like me to push myself forward like that but she took me up on what I said and sent me a quilt to do for her. When it arrived I loved it and couldn’t wait to start it. Had to have my group’s meeting first then I got down to it. I looked at it and what I saw in my head was water running throughout the quilt, Hope you understand what I mean when you view the pictures. Anyway, upshot is Sue came on Friday to collect it from me we had a lovely natter, and I am pleased to say she liked the quilting on it and has said she will send me more. Woo hoo. I love it when things go right. Thank you Sue.
First three photos are of the quilt draped on my table, I loved looking at it –
Full picture of the Quilt and close up of centre four squares –
Two close-ups showing the blocks and the pretty coloured binding throughout, can you see why I thought it was water?
The back of the quilt is MINKY fabric, so lovely and soft and a dream to sew –
Full back view –
I love the pattern I loved the fabrics Sue used, it was a joy to quilt particularly as she had said I could do what I wanted on it, yesssss. Thank you Sue for letting me loose on your quilt and for allowing me to post it here.
I was requested by Jackie to do this quilt for her BUT she wanted it quilted as though it had been long-armed. She brought up a quilt to show me the kind of thing she would like….hmmm I said I would give it a go for her and do my best. Long arm quilting is totally different to domestic sewing machine quilting as they have all that lovely room to be able to swing the machine about. I on the other hand have that 4 1/2″ throat space with which to maneuver the quilt around. See the difference.
Any way, after joining the rather funky backing fabric she had brought up to use, I pinned the quilt up. Should have used a lot more pins than normal of course, I know that NOW I didn’t until I started to quilt it. You see as I was trying to emulate a L/A design, I was doing a big sweep of the pattern I had chosen. A flower, leaves, swirls and feathers, maybe a tad ambitious but that’s me all or nothing!
I can tell you I did an awful lot of frog stitch on this quilt, but then again I learned a lot from it too. So here it is, I do hope you can see the design I did, the photos are not that good I am afraid. The quilt is lovely but hmmm I have to admit I don’t like the quilting…Jackie knows, good job she does. I had a lovely email from her the other day saying she hoped I would try this on another quilt as she feels I ought to. Jackie, I will.
The back – can you see the join????
following are three close ups for you to hopefully see the quilting design –
The completed Quilt –
Thank you Jackie for letting me loose on yet another of your gorgeous quilts, I do appreciate it. I hope your table quilt gets lots of use.