Just thought you would like a sneaky peek at 2 quilts of mine that I am trying to get quilted to go in our local quilt show. As usual, it is an 11th hour job. I usually have about 30 customer quilts waiting on my rail to be quilted so my quilts have to sit lonely and unquilted in a corner until some deadline looms (show, birthday etc) and I have to get a move on. Fortunately for me, my husband was away working in Singapore all last week so I was able to do some late nights
The first one is a Dresden plate quilt made using 'Fandango' by Kate Spain and a Moda Bella solid called 'mist'. I outlined all the plates and the flying geese and then filled in with a mixture of pebbles and peacock swirls. Once I had done 1 block I was committed!! There are 24 more to do. I was staring so hard, and obviously not blinking much, that my contact lenses we sticking to my eyeballs!! YUK - I also have a feeling that I stick my tongue out whilst concentrating on all the small pebbles too - not a pretty sight! I think it will look nice once it is done but it is going to take quite some time to finish all that filler. Pity there are only 24 hours in a day and I need to sleep for some of them!
I have taken this off the machine now and will put it back on at the weekend to do some more.
The next quilt is an 'urban 9 patch' made using the Quick Curve Ruler by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful. I used some Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda and a Bella solid in Etchings Charcoal. Again I have committed to lots of pebbling - more fool me! My eyeballs won't know what has hit them. Might need to wear my glasses to sew over the weekend.
I apologise for the poor quality of the photo's. My camera is not very good. Now I am officially a 'Blogger'! I will have to put a nice camera on my Christmas/birthday wish list. I will take some better ones later and also of them finished but just thought you might like to see what I have been up to. There are some pretty awesome longarm quilter bloggers our there, as well as patchworkers, so if you are reading this - please be gentle with me!! Most of my work is sewing pantograph patterns so I don't get much time to practice custom work.