Oh yes, and we moved too. I took October -December off, to pack,move, unpack, settle and just be.
I am taking on new quilts as of January 2016 and will be quilting full-time. If you are interested, please send me a message!
For now, here are some examples of client work I've completed that I think is pretty special:
Ashley made this gorgeous ombre pieced improv quilt - she wasn't quite sure what she wanted, and wasn't quite sure if she even liked the top. I played.....
I kept the rainbow ombre quilting simple, and then densely quilted the white background.
I mimicked the triangle theme in the white background too....
I think it turned out really special with the quilting. It kind of let the colours leap off the quilt top.
Ashley also sent me a a pieced white top in which she wanted a bit of a winter scene. This one was really hard to interpret. As well, it was a bit more complex with thread swaps and thread changes
I drew in a 'north star', some blowing snow and tried to get a hill of trees....
I used metallic threads for the trees and I used filler to show the shape of the trees.
Dana pieced and appliquéd this amazing Jen Kingwell quilt:
Again, totally floored and honoured that someone wants me to work on something like this! Wowza!!
Look at the appliqué and the gorgeous piecing! I did dense fillers around the appliqué to let them pop and showcase some of the beautiful pieces in the quilt.
The border treatment I kept simple with a triangle ghost echo.....again, with some denser fill to showcase the shapes and the texture. This is a stunning quilt!
If you made it this far, you're thinking - did she do anything for HERSELF? YES! I did!
I made a tree skirt LOL:
and tried not to go too nuts on the quilting. It's so hard when you have a longarm...
I made 2 baskets! This was a riot. The black basket below took me FOUR HOURS because:
a) I am inept at making things other than quilts
b) my sewing machine crapped out and needs to be repaired.
This basket took a little less time....ahem...
I am planning on working on a king sized quilt for my bed....it's in my head right now. ha!
This week I have been making infinity scarves. I'm addicted. I have made 4, and have to stop. really. they take me 15 minutes and are fool proof. Cam was impressed:
and because I have to show BOTH kids in one post:
my oldest....I made him! This always floors me.
If you made it this far, a reminder - I'm getting back into quilting again, and will be taking on full time quilting schedule as of January.
If you are interested in longarm quilting work or commission work, send me a note!
Thanks for reading...thanks for your support!