Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A whole lotta catch-up!

Now that market is over, I'm finally able to share the quilts I was working on for RJR Fabrics!

This first one was partially quilted when it arrived at my doorstep, I was told that it needed my touch and to add a little more. A really cute quilt! It is Crown of Roses designed by Gateway Quilts & Stuff and features World of Romance by Robyn Pandolph.

And here's a peek at the back (you can see my stitches in the white thread):

And a matching table runner!

And here is another one, this is Spring Bouquet by Pearl Pereira. All the applique pieces are laser-cut by RJR - isn't that awesome?!

And a peek at the back:

There is one more quilt I did for RJR which is amazing, but unfortunately I can't yet share that one. Soon, I hope!

My workload has been seriously falling behind. As you may remember, my one machine was away for service for over a month. And a lot usually happens in a month...  Anyway, I'm trying to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Here are a few client quilts I managed to squeeze in to the chaotic schedule:

First we have Sallie's Simple Curvy quilt - super cuteness!

And another one for Sallie - super bright orange with black and whites:

And finally a sailboat quilt by Sara:

And a peek at the back, of course!

Well that's it for now. I'm off to festival to enjoy great friends, vendors, quilty peeps, and some super spectacular quilts! This year I'm going as a quilty spectator with my bestie Nancy (she's never been), but I'm sure you'll still find me in the Gammill booth on occasion... will I be seeing you?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Judy's Embroideries

Here is the last of the four quilts for Judy.  I love this one!  Aren't these embroideries awesome?!!

A detail pic - if you like the quilting I did in the block, scroll down to the bottom of this post, there are two videos showing how I did it:

And, of course, the back -- gorgeous.  I love when clients give me solid backs -- it's almost like they get two quilts in return -- the pieced top and a wholecloth back!

Oh, about the videos.  Well, my friend Natalie was over, and she was looking at the quilt.  When she asked about my travel path I showed her.  She then proclaimed that I was a genius at finding the fastest path through a block and/or  across a quilt.  Well, I don't know about all that, but I do like to find the path with the least start/stops.  So I decided to do a video of my path.  Each block takes me 10-12 minutes to stitch.  I ended up doing two videos -- one time lapsed which runs about a minute and a half, and one hi-speed video which runs just under three minutes.  Some people found the time-lapsed version jumpy.  And yes, I know it is hard to see -- it is white thread on a white background, but you're concentrating on the path, not the stitches.

Video #1 Time-Lapse version

Video #2 Hi-Speed version

So, check out the videos, watch how my brain works in creating the best path through the block, and let me know which one you prefer.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Judy's Baskets

Here is another quilt made by Judy - a super cutie named Log Cabins and Baskets (pattern is by Rachel's Baskets by Marti Michell).

And a detail pic:

And, of course, the back:

And there is still one more to go for Judy... this one was number three of the four!