First Quilting For Others
So after finishing my wall hanging and feeling a little more comfortable with how my quilting was coming along, my Mother asked if I would quilt a table runner and a quilt she had finished, she only wanted big stipple design so I thought best to start with the table runner. As table runners are small I could of done it on the sewing machine quite quickly but I still loaded it onto the gammill to see how it went.
The table runner was made using the AccuQuilt Tumbler die
That was fast, took about 5 times longer to load it than it did to quilt it, sorry about the photo here, the true colours of the runner are in the above photo
Done,, nice and easy and I’m totally looking forward to quilting the quilt, I sent photos of the runner to Mum to make sure she liked the quilting and wanted me to go ahead with her quilt. She loved the quilting on her runner and wanted the same on her quilt so I loaded it on the frame
I used a cream thread top and bottom, the back of the quilt is all cream, Im not actually sure what pattern was used to make it but here it is, quilting finished :)
I added the bias binding for her and gave it back when she came for Christmas day, she loves it :) I can say that I’m very comfortable doing this design, it really doesn’t take long at all and is relaxing, no lock jaw, gritted teeth, toes gripped to the floor or hanging onto those handles so tight at all, just smooth flowing fun :)
Next I had a friend Sue-Anne come up for a cuppa and bought a quilt top she had made for her first Grand baby, Iylah, she asked me to quilt it for her. Oh Gosh now I’m like “”oh I’m not ready for something like this, I can’t do it, what If I make a mistake, its for Iylah” all these things I was saying to Sue-Anne. I need more time before I attempt something like this that isn’t mine.
Now Sue-Anne has been sewing and quilting for a long time and is awesome at both, she can look at a quilt and work out how it was made, she has written her own patterns for gorgeous bags and purses and various other things, so for me to quilt a quilt for her when I’m this new to it, I was unsure, But she had 100% confidence And had seen my other quilting and still said yes to do it with whatever I liked :)
I started with Iylah’s name
I appliquéd the name on the embroidery machine and added batting for the trapunto look, Love how turned out :)
After having it on the design wall for quite some time looking at it and planing how I would quilt it, I loaded it on the frame, it was on the frame for 2 days before I even started haha
Hearts and swirls around the appliqués and I did curved edges on the half square triangles. I didn’t do any quilting on the appliqués as Sue-Anne is putting embellishments on them.
I also did hearts and swirls in the borders. I thought I would quilt some pebbles in the sashing border of the name :)
Sue-Anne was very happy when she seen it and Im so Thankful to her that she had me quilt it. :)
Ive still got so much more learning, practicing, practicing, practicing to go and Im not ready for actual customer quilts as yet but I’m getting there and having a great time while I’m at it :)
This post brings me up to date with where I am now with my quilting journey, here is a little sneak peek at what I’m working on now :)
I have to say, Im so happy with my progress and Im totally and utterly Hooked on quilting Big time, love it and only wish I started quilting years ago.
Im really looking forward to my quilty future and sharing my journey :)
Thanks for reading and hope everyone has a Happy New Year, best wishes for 2014