First up are more of these adorable bunnies. (You might remember the others from this post - click here)My customer, Marei, has made one of these for all of her grandchildren. This is the last one...whew! Although the quilts are all basically the same, Marei uses such bright colors and just wants an allover loop meander on them so they're easy and fun to work on. I'm so glad she didn't want cutesy...I don't really do cutesy.
And here's a close-up of one of the little buggers. I used King Tut Autumn Days on top and the colors were perfect. There was enough contrast for the variegation to show without taking over the quilt top.
Next up is a quilt with Maple Leaves all over it. My customer wanted a very basic maple leaf panto with a cable border. A cable border on a longarm???
The panto was simple, the cable border not-so-much. But I marked the quilt and stitched each row individually. As far as I can tell, unless your magic (or a computer) there is no way to stay exactly on the line you've marked to make each row to the cable perfect. But a magical thing happened as I kept going...it didn't matter. Yes, you can tell that its not perfectly even, but because I used a matching thread, the unevenness is not glaring. You get the look and feel of the cable border's texture...my customer thought it was terrific. *whew*
A close-up of the front and the back. I used matching thread, since I knew this was going to be a wall-hanging. Even on the back, I was pleased with the results. (Sorry the leaves are sideway!)
And now for some training. I'm spending the rest of the afternoon on my education so that I can be a better quilter. I purchased Jamie Wallen's Mystical Cotton Tracks training. Time to get some learnin'!
Notice the painting in my header?? This one is called "Big Butt" and is by Leslie Ann Webb. Click hereto read about Leslie and see more of her work.
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Not really interested in the ponies and the rest of my life? Would you rather just look at quilts?? You have two options: 1) in the search box below, type in "customer quilts," or 2) scroll down to the "labels" and click on "Customer Quilts." Either way, the eye candy is all yours. Enjoy!!
Dorothy, Dort and more recently, Dory. Yes, three names. I was called Dort when I was little (much better than Dot) and now its morphed into Dory. That's the problem with a name like "Dorothy." What do you do with it?? (For the rest of this thrilling saga, click on "About Me" at the top of the blog.)
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