Well yes I have been busy! So busy in fact that I haven’t been able to post about my longarm adventures. Here are a five of the quilts I’ve recently worked on. All different. All wonderful. Each one is a piece of art. Enjoy!
This quilt made by Gerry B. is a study in modern circles. She created these wonderful scrappy circles and them appliqued them onto the black fabric. So much black fabric! So many choices. In the end, because she likes stars, I did a star motif in the black area with some feathers surrounding it. In order to keep the border simple and set off the interior, I did some straight line work. It was hard to photograph, but you get the idea.
This quilt by Arlene A. is a show stopper! She is going to putting it in the Emerald Valley Quilters show in early October, so if you live in the Eugene area, you might want to stop by and see her beautiful quilt up close and personal. Their quilt show runs from October 4-5, 2014.
It was fun to figure out a design that enhanced her piecing and really made the star stand out. I used a variegated thread on some of the interior borders which blended ever so nicely with the fabric. The start points called out for a simple and fun texture. The middle of the star just had to have bubbles….and of course there are more bubbles in the interior border.
Sometimes a quilt calls out for something a little special. This round-robin quilt made by Bonny E. and the Pine Needlers is just such a quilt. My longarm machine was quite happily running to and fro on this beauty, adding detail and interest wherever possible. Bonny is an amazing lady. She has taken everything that life has thrown at her with grace, intelligence and humor.
This one’s for you Bonny!