This bright wall hanging was commissioned as a gift for the owner. She wanted chili ristras and a stop light theme. I was able to embroider the ristras and the lettering with my ten needle, then applique the circles to the green backing. Just a little accent quilting, binding and a sleeve and it’s ready to be hung.
Number three in the urban series. What was amazing between Urban Dusk and Urban Dawn was that the blocks in Urban Dawn had a lighter hue, maybe because of where the repeat for the cutting technique was started. On this quilt I was able to digitize a line that would span the width of the quilt, repeat it and connect it in regular intervals. I then used robotics to do the stitching. The series for me was a fun exercise in quilting straight lines.
Number two in the Urban series is photographed with the quilting lines running vertical. As I mentioned before all the blocks are from one piece of fabric and indeed all three quilts are from the same fabric line. A stack n whack technique of cutting identical pieces from repeats of the printed pattern is used to create these kaleidoscope blocks. On this quilt I marked one inch increments and used my channel locks to create straight horizontal quilting lines. Coming up next, quilt number three.
This quilt is part of a three quilt series, each made by three friends at quilt retreat. The blocks are all made from one piece of fabric, shown on the back of the quilt. The variety is amazing! I quilted all three with straight lines but each technique was different. This quilt was marked at one inch intervals and I used a ruler to quilt lines back and forth. Stay tuned for quilt number two.
This is a personal quilt that I made and gave to my nephew and his girlfriend. She loves decorating for halloween and told me she starts in August, but I have a feeling this quilt will be out all year long. It was fun to use all my stash of halloween fabrics, create my own layout and use my brand new halloween spider quilting design. I was able to meet them for breakfast on a business trip to work a quilt show in their home town and surprise them with the quilt. It was the highlight of my trip to be sure!
This quilt was made by a piecer for her son that is a huge Seahawks fan. She asked me to quilt the Number 12 on it. As there is not a 12 digital pantograph, I accepted the challenge to digitize my own. Digitizing is a lot of fun and time consuming however, it is exciting to design my own computerized patterns. The 12 design is incredible and shows very well on this quilt. Go Seahawks!