Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Andrea's Quilt

Here is Andrea's beautiful quilt.  The pattern is Reaching Out by Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts.  Andrea only had two requests - keep it soft (not dense quilting) and no feathers. 

A couple of detail pics:


And a peek at the back:

Thursday, January 3, 2019

My newest book

I've been crazy busy writing, drawing, editing, and now finishing! 
Let me introduce you to Fast Forward Feathers, my fourth book.
Well, almost... it is headed to the printer and I plan to have copies in my hands the first week of February.  In the meantime, it is available for PRESALE here:  https://creativelongarmquilting.com/

It has over 160 fast forward feather options -- all of which require ZERO backtracking!  The book is 106 pages and will be spiral bound.  The PRESALE link is for US orders only, if you're international and would like to order, email karen@creativelongarmquilting.com for shipping rates.

Oh, and a little teaser... there's more big news coming very soon!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Kathy's Quilts

The last two quilts of the year are finished.  These two beauties belong to Kathy and I stitched on them using the Elevate.

Here is Kathy's third Nine Patch and Stars in 30s repro fabrics.  This was quilted using Swirls & Feathers design by Judith Kraker.


And here is Kathy's Red White & Blue quilt using Star Spangled Banner design by Karen Farnsworth.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Silvia's Road Less Traveled

Late last night (or maybe the wee hours of today depending on how you look at it) I finished Silvia's Road Less Traveled quilt.  The pattern is Road Trip by Chris Jurd.  I tried to keep the quilting as eclectic as Silvia's many fabric choices!  I know these aren't the best photos - remember, it was late and today's weather is drizzly and grey so this is what we've got!


And since the lighting isn't the best, here are a bunch of detail pics:


In the photo above and below you can see the result of one of my favorite stencils by Jodi Robinson, it's called Circle Pop. 

I also used Gina Perkes-Tidwell's medium June ruler to do the continuous ovals in the curved sashings. 

Aren't these the coolest feathers!  They are in my about-to-be-finished book, Fast Forward Feathers -- watch here for pre-sale and release dates (it'll be very soon)!

And a couple pics of the back:


If you want to see a video of the stitching on this beauty, subscribe to my Patreon account - https://www.patreon.com/quiltyk.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Silvia's Quilt

I finished Silvia's Wish Upon a Star quilt (EPP block patterns by Katja Marek).  And no, I didn't trim the batting/backing from this one -- it is easier to attach the binding when there is a bit of an edge left on the quilt.

And some detail pics so you can really see the blocks:




And a peek at the back:

I shared a free video on my Patreon of how I stitched the grey triangles while I was doing the background ditch work- check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/filling-in-while-23189077

And if you want to see some of the background fill and stitching of blocks, you can subscribe I share lots of stuff over there!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ann's Jane Sassaman 3

I actually finished Ann's awesome quilt late yesterday. This morning I was ready for photos and... grey skies, cold air - is this really SoFlo?  So this afternoon while I was deciding how to get the best indoor photo, there it was - the sun!  It peeked its beautiful face from behind those grey skies so I grabbed the quilt and ran outside!

You see that cool circle fill in the blue setting triangles?  Well, if you want to know how I did it, you can subscribe to my Patreon Page where I share the how-to with you.

Oh, and here is a detail pic:

And, of course, the back - and even though this is a fairly busy fabric, with the two layers of batting you can still see all that texture!

I really love how this quilt turned out - and... I think I'm becoming obsessed with circles, at least for now!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Joette's Chilly Charmers

I finished up Joette's Chilly Charmers quilt (pattern by Pearl Louise) and it is super cuteness, quite possibly cuteness overload!  And how fun to be quilting snowmen during a little *cold snap* in Florida.

Some detail pics:





And some pics of the back (sorry, there were too many options):
 
 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Linda's Enchanted Garden

I've finished Linda's quilt and it turned out wonderful!  The pattern is My Enchanted Garden by Gretchen Gibbens.

Some detail pics:


And a peek at the back:

Also, if you want to see how I stitched some of this quilt, visit and subscribe to my Patreon Account at patreon.com/quiltyk

You'll be able to see stuff like this and so much more:

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Linda's Quilts

I've been busy working on two beauties for Linda (and she's been patiently waiting).

The first one is Primitive Christmas (pattern by Lisa Bongean) and is wool applique on cotton - so cute!

And some detail pics:




And a peek at the back:

Linda's next quilt was Rhapsody (pattern by Dawn Heese/Linen Closet Designs) and it turned out beautiful!

Some detail pics on this one:






And, of course, the back:


Well that's it for client work until later this month.  And yes, the next one will be for Linda as well!