Hi there thinkers, dreamers and lovers of all things fabric!
First up today is a custom quilting job for Pat.
This a design by England Street Quilts called "Summer at the Beach". Pat asked if I could please custom quilt this black, white and red beauty for her.
I did so by starting off with stitching in the ditches, then I moved on to straight lines and pebbles. This was a time consuming procedure, but so worth it.
If you are interested I made a short (5 minutes) video of how I quilted this block.
My machine a is hand guided long arm (no computers). For the straight lines I used stitch regulated and for the pebbles I used my motor speed, which is like free motion quilting on your domestic machine - you are controlling the length of your stitches.
For your viewing pleasure I even managed to add some fancy music!
Next is a quilt with an all over quilting design (edge to edge).
Trimmed and photographed ready for me to attach the binding.
This is Rossie's second quilt, very simple but so sweet. I have quilted meandering butterflies in a beigey thread, the name of the thread is a sweet one : mothergoose.
Rossie tells me she purchase the middle fabric on a trip to Japan last year, then a friend helped her come with a pleasing design. Rossie plans to add some vintage doilies and laces to this pretty quilt.
A reasonably productive week, I hope to have the same desirable results at our annual retreat this weekend!
Sue, this next photo is to keep you happy! This is Simon (aka 'The Supervisor) having a lovely sleep on the sofa between me and my Mr.