Well, I’m making headway on all the customer quilts that I received after getting home from vacation. Most of them are ‘edge to edge’ type designs and they do go fairly quickly.
This customer just wanted a meander done – I don’t like the traditional meander where the lines never cross. I prefer a loop meander – I find it more pleasing to look at, it makes your eyes follow around the quilt enjoying the pattern and colours whereas the standard meander makes me try and follow the line of thread much like a maze to see where it comes out!
This is the same quilt pattern only much, much larger! This was a fairly new quilter and she doesn’t ‘do’ small quilts 😉 As you can see this quilt took up most of my 12′ frame. She also wanted just a meander but I talked her into adding a few pointy lines in the meander to keep with the sharper lines of the quilt.
Can’t really see it all that well but I simply threw a few points into the mix. I used King Tut #903 Lapis Lazuli and it popped out beautifully on the dark marble print.
She seemed very pleased with the end result and that is the importing thing! The pattern did not call for the diamond border. She put the border together herself and added it. I think she did a great job all-in-all and she obviously isn’t afraid to try new things 🙂
This quilt is my first ‘out of town’ customer. OK, it is for a cousin of one of my customers but still! 😉
A simple large block batik that was very pretty – the colours of course don’t show up here very well. She wanted 2 designs on this on, the Fantasy Feather in the centre and Pansy Meander in the dark border. This quilt was nice and square so stabalizing the middle border went very quickly. I really liked this quilt – very bright and pretty.
I used King Tut #922 Harem and it blended perfectly with just enough showing to let the feathers pop once in awhile.
The last picture is of the pansy meander, it should show up better if you click on the picture.
Well, that is just a few of the ones I’ve been working on. Right now I have a custom piece I’m working on, it is for my customers grandson and is a lot of fun. She’s used a Disney/Pixar panel and increased it with borders. I’m doing car-themed quilting! I will post pictures of it and my progress as I go.