Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Well, Hi.

It's been  awhile.  My life took a turn from blogging to deal with life for awhile.  You know, the stuff that you don't really count on happening, but they do.   The stuff that movies are made of.

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'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!