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....