Adventures of quilting
Hello to all. This is my first time ever writing a blog. So…if I make any mistakes…just bear with me. I thought I would write a blog on my adventures working on client quilts and once in a while I might have one of my own projects into the mix.
All of my clients are such super nice people and I can see the love of the art of making a quilt. But sometimes they will make mistakes or even I will make a mistake in the quilting.
The current quilt I am quilting now is made from Batiks and hand dyed fabrics which can sometimes be a chore to quilt. This quilt I had a very difficult time deciding what to quilt in the blocks. The client made a beautiful butterfly embroidered medalion center…which I echo quilted and it turned out pretty good. The other blocks are flying geese blocks which are nice, but she didn’t set them in a particular design so it was difficult deciding what to quilt in them to make the whole quilt look uniform. I decided to do do a couple chevron lines in each ‘geese’ and then the sides I did a loopy meander. I thought the loopy meander would fit in with the butterfly…’flight of the butterfly’…lol. My biggest problem on this quilt is keeping the tension nice. The whole backing of the quilt is a hand dyed fabric and it is just not doing my thread tension good at all. I then decided to do some nice uniform feathers in an outside border. I will be taking it off the frame in the next hour or so…I hope I don’t have to take out any stitching that isn’t ‘setting’ right because of the tension. Wish me luck. I will take pics of each of my quilts that I blog about and maybe you can help give me some ideas. Don’t forget…Life is good.