Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quilting In Progress.... And some recent finishes!

Sometimes you have a design that you are just not sure about.  Then you give it a try and it becomes your new favorite.
This sweet customer quilt is made completely from scraps from her stash.
The quilting design is like a rolling pinwheel and add some great movement to her quilt.
I can wait to try it on one of mine and I have just the one in mind (if I ever get it finished).

Speaking of finishes, I have to baby quilt panels complete for a customer.
She was in a time crunch so we put them both on and quilted like one big quilt. :)
And I finished a tshirt quilt for a customer.
She is a senior executive director for thirty-one and most of these are different conference shirts.
I love some of the sayings, "Everytime I go to work, I end up at a party."  How fun does that sound.
Anyway, been really busy around here.  In addition to all this, I am working on my first tie quilt for a customer and it is being pieces as we speak.  Can't wait to see it all come together.
Let's GO! quilting.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Quilting in progress.... The good, the bad and the beautiful!

Well I have had a personal project on the frame while I worked on some piecing for two customers.  I was able to do some custom work that most of us are not willing to pay for.  (Honestly, don't know that I would pay the $600+ for the quilting this one would have cost).
Anyway, quilt is about 110" so it is to wide for my setup since I added QBot.  That just means that not only will the quilt have to be turned, it will have to be shifted left and right as well.
This is the back side.  Oh my goodness, look at that texture.  :)
Now the front....
I would say those pictures fall in the "good category".

Now for the bad.... As sooner that quilts for the public, one of my biggest challenges is wonky borders.  I have to say so far, I have not had anything that I couldn't work through and usually my own borders are pretty good.  UNTIL THIS ONE.  This quilt was assembled at different hotels using the desk as my table.  I DID NOT measure my borders prior to sewing and the quilt top was hanging off the table in the floor causing drag when adding the borders.  All of this is a recipe for a wonky border.  And....
Can you say hello because this border is so waving it has to be waving at you.
Now how to we quilt that out?
Terrible.  :) so now I get to decide, do I leave it and let this be our new "whatever" quilt OR do I do what I should have done to star right with and fix the borders. (Which at this point would me I have to reverse quilt them before removing them).

I think I will just take it off the frame and leave it for a little bit and see just how much it bothers me.
Lesson learnt and I would have never attempted these borders had this been a customer quilt but it is good to tackle these challenges so I can better serve my customers.
Let's GO! quilting