Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Susan's Acorn Trail

After quilting like a mad person (trying to stay on schedule), this morning I finished Susan's Acorn Trail quilt.  The pattern is by Black Mountain Quilts.


A couple of detail pics:


And, of course, a peek at the back:

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Shay's Lake Lanier

I've just finished Shay's Lake Lanier quilt.  And please forgive my not-so-excellent photography skills... and by not-so-excellent, I mean totally lacking today!  Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I take the picture the wind blows... ugh!  Just forgive that little curling corner, it's not really curling.


And a few detail pics:

On the name block I added some black thread to make it appear like a distressed piece of wood.  The entire border/sashing is done as tree bark.  I just wanted this to stand out on its own.

And a special request by Shay was to have a duck stitched in the water on the ducks block - voila!




  You can watch me stitching this pinecone detail here.


This was a super fun quilt and I think it turned out pretty awesome!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Carol's Tumbling Blocks

I've just finished this awesome tumbling blocks quilt for Carol - I just love her use of colors on this!


And a detail pic:

Oh, and there was just a little wonkiness going on in the one border.

If you want to see how I fixed it, subscribe to my Patreon account - https://www.patreon.com/quiltyk

Monday, March 11, 2019

Rosamond's Woodland Wonderland

I've just finished another super cute quilt for Rosamond!  This one is Woodland Wonderland, also by Fig Tree.


And a few detail pics -- love the critters!



This one was a lot of fun!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Rosamond's All Wrapped Up Quilt

I've just finished the first of Rosamond's two All Wrapped Up quilts (the pattern is by Fig Tree & Co.

It turned out super cute - and the next one will be identical so probably no duplicate pics.
So here it is:

And a detail pic too:

And, if you want to see how I quilted the two blocks you can subscribe to my Patreon page:  https://www.patreon.com/quiltyk

Now time to quilt this one's twin...

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wilda's Vintage Rose

I just finished Wilda's beautiful Vintage Rose quilt (pattern by Judy Niemeyer/Quiltworx).  I know the lighting isn't the best, but these are the best photos I could get as this quilt has a date with a FedEx truck tomorrow.

Some detail pics:




A peek at the back:

If you follow on my Facebook business page, you've already seen these, but for those that haven't, Wilda had quite a few setbacks while making this quilt.  It turned out there was quilt a bit of wonkiness to be worked in.  I used my regular basting square method and managed to ease most of the excess fabric in.

Here are some before and after pics of the basting:


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!