Thursday, January 2, 2014

Spring Bouquets Finished!

Wow! My first customer quilt! of course it was to be custom quilted, not an E2E or pantograph that I had expected.  I received this quilt in early December, the decision was to quilt using various fills, feathers and mctavishing.  My goal and intent was to finish this in 2 weeks.  However, my customer suffered the great tragedy of having her husband pass away.  I know she and her family were devastated and the unfortunate timing just before the holidays would make grieving so much more difficult.  Naturally, I sent a sympathy card, but my heart sank for her and her loved ones and I wanted to do something special for her.  I put that attention into her quilt.  I think it turned out very lovely and presented her with it this afternoon.  I think she really liked it too.  Enjoy the pictures, I know I will remember this quilt for many different reasons. You should probably get comfortable....because there's a lot of pictures! :)

And for those who want to know: double batting Bamboo (which feels so silky!) over hobbs 80/20 and Sofine thread.  (I love superior thread!)

Spring Bouquets on the Longarm- daylight



Spring Bouquets on the Longarm- night light.  This quilt was actually easier to quilt at night with a small floor lamp vs the fluorescent lighting during the day.  The thread matched the back ground fabric so nicely it was hard to see where I was quilting.  I've heard black lights are a good solution to this issue, but I didn't have one to experiment with...










 Completed and being unrolled from the Longarm....


















 Draped over the Longarm awaiting pickup....

11 comments:

  1. It is a wonder. Now to get my quilts to Susan before others find out she is in business. Convient she is my neighbor.

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  2. lovely, Susan. Set the precedent early what quilting like this costs or you'll be the talk of the town, and not for the right reasons. Hours are hours. And, your machine should have a black light (mine does)

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  3. Wow, this quilt is amazing. You did an awesome job. I predict a busy future!

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  4. So sorry for her loss, what a sad story. The quilting on this is just amazing. I love the feather and cross hatching for the faux sashing, just beautiful!

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  5. You are doing a beautiful job on custom quilting. I enjoy doing custom quilts but have a problem on what design element to go where. I'm not creative.

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  6. Really pretty quilt, totally gorgeous quilting! Your customer should have been delighted, you did a beautiful job.

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  7. thanks for all the wonderful comments! :)

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  8. Susan, you've really done an amazing job on this quilt. I love that you put that extra into the task, given your clients loss. Such a sad story, and one you will never forget!

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  9. That is absolutely stunning - what a beautiful piece of week.

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  10. What a lovely quilt and your quilting is absolutely beautiful. Stunning. And, I would love to know the pattern or book it came from. Just stunning.

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