Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Hanging at Wish Upon a Quilt!!!

Yesterday I stopped by Wish Upon a Quilt. I enjoyed chatting with Cathy, owner of Wish *seen above.* She has a lovely store brimming with tempting goodies. Check out Wish's website here. Recently, I finished a shop quilt sample seen behind us. It has a very happy, lively feel to it...the fabric group Cathy used is appropriately named "Frolic." Sandy Gervais has once again created a mouth-watered collection. I considered a variety of different quilting patterns and decided that simple was best for this busy quilt. Whimsey with Swirls, daisies & leaves not only enhanced the whimsical feel of the quilt but matched several of the floral, vine and leaf motifs of the fabric. Next time you stop by Wish check out the Frolic quilt hanging in the classroom area. It turned out smashing! Thanks Cathy! It was great seeing you and your beautiful store!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Lot More of That Springtime Feel...

Here are the rest of the photos of Terry Ames' quilt. Thanks for letting me do this Terry. I enjoyed it! For more details about this quilt see the last 2 posts.

Monday, April 19, 2010

That Springtime Feel...

My customer Terry did an amazing job putting this quilt top together. The fabrics and pattern combine to make a quilt that has an elegant, springtime feel. The quilting had to reflect and compliment these same qualities. At first I suggested that straight feathers be sewn in the sashing, but Terry really wanted undulating feathers. I am so glad she chose them because they really make the quilt! The mermaid hair sewn right up against the star blocks, as I have said in many posts, gives them a 3D affect and puts them in motion. Terry really wanted "poofy" stars, so I did minimal quilting in them. And poofy they were! She was very pleased with the way her quilt turned out. I was excited to take on the challenge of doing the job. It's not everyday a longarmer gets to stitch undulating feathers in somewhat narrow sashing with lots of intersections where the feathers have to overlap and under lap each other. After this beauty was finished, I found that I had acquired several new skills. Thanks Terry for the pleasure of quilting your quilt!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Something Amazing Is on the Way!!!!!

Stay tuned folks...there's more of this comin' your way!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thanks for the Cookie...

Kerri, my Australian customer who lives in Switzerland, sent me this Swiss cookie as a thank you for doing her rush order quilt. I did not expect to get it. It was quite tasty and BIG. Thanks Kerri! *See the previous post for the full scoop on Kerri's quilt.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Currently Cramming...

This photo pretty much sums up my life right now. I am supposed to be studying for my math exam tomorrow morning at 8 sharp...*gulp*. But after hours and hours of cramming blasted financial formulas into my already jammed full brain, I needed a break! Hence I decided to post. I have so many blog entry's I can't wait to share with you all! I also have a ton of quilts to do! My customers are keeping me hopping! I LOVE my job. Stay tuned...after math is done...I shall be posting more fun stuff.
*Photo found here.