I am getting my whoop on today! Doing the Happy Dance! I have completed all the quilting on quilts for Christmas. The last one goes home this afternoon. So let's see those pictures, please.....
First up, is a baby quilt with dimensional geese. The customer requested all over stippling. She had been turned down by several longarmers as their hopping feet would get caught in the flying geese. I knew the Glide foot would float right over the edges of the dimensional geese, so I said yes to quilting it.
The video doesn't work below, but it gives a view of the Glide foot that is cupped so there is nothing to catch on quilt as it is stitched. The picture also gives a better view of the dimensional geese.
My wonderful hubby is the official quilt holder.
Second is this lovely modern quilt by Bekah.
I really like her color choices.
This is Bekah's mother's Christmas quilt. Mom just recovered from breast cancer so they are having a very blessed Christmas.
Below is the last quilt to go home for the Christmas season. This lovely quilt will be keeping Sylvia's granddaughter warm.
A view of the texture on the back.
The thread is Omni Mulberry.
The quilting pattern is Ginger Snap by Apricot Moon, purchased through Intelligent Quilting.
Below is the best quilt I have worked on all year. It is the second totally custom quilted quilt I have done. This year Handi Quilter released an update to their Pro Stitcher software and I had to learn to run my machine all over again. After working with the program through the summer and early fall, I loaded this quilt and worked on it for six weeks.
Threads used on this quilt were Signature Graystone (in gray areas), Omni Cream and Omni Banana.
Thank you to my customer, Anita, for her patience. Anita has been such a blessing to my longarm business. She has gently pushed me to keep trying out my skills on her quilts. Also, I received long distance assistance from Elaine Gilmore in Georgia and Melissa Kruschwitz in Florida. Elaine is the Handi Quilter National Educator that trained me to use the new Pro Stitcher update as well as providing on-going support. Melissa took the layout of the bottom border that I sent to her by email, put it in Art N Stitch and connected the corners and emailed it back. I will be taking some online training with Melissa in the near future to learn how to manipulate the patterns and layout a whole quilt on the computer before stitching. My goal for 2016 will be learning Art N Stitch to improve and expand my quilting skills.
Today I am linking up with.....Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Enjoy your weekend and do your happy dance!
Yours in quilting,