Oh 2023 has gotten off to a great start! 3 quilts on and off the frame. I am in such a quilting groove right now. And I have two more to finish by the middle of Feb so, I do hope the quilting Gods stay with me just a wee bit longer. Want to see what I've been working on? So many beautiful and different things. This is the part where I feel very lucky to be a longarm quilter. I love the quilting part, the final icing on the cake. I get to work on so many beautiful and creative pieces that I never in my wildest dreams would ever make. But yet with the grace of the Quilting Gods above they cross my longarm and I feel ever so grateful to be a small part of these beauties....Ok so are you ready to see????
First up is Kim's New York Beauties, The stars are silk and the background is aboriginal fabrics. I did a simple design in the middle of the stars, I wanted the silk to just shine through. On the background I literally used the prints for the dense background quilting, quilting on the lines and then added the border. I tried to pull some elements from the fabrics for the last border, but I think that silk, anything quilted on that would look amazing.
Next up was the first art quilt that I've quilted. Kathleen's water lily pattern by Sandra Mollen. I am so in love with this, I really need my own!! Isn't that the hardest part about being a longarm quilter? You want one of everything that goes on the frame! Hmmmm can't remember the last time I quilted on of my own....oh wait it was an edge to edge :) Yes I digress here. One day I will have my own quilt with some fancy stitching but in the mean Kathleen gets hers. I have to admit I was a bit nervous, I have never quilted an art quilt before and I did love how Sandra Mollen quilted hers so I took that as inspiration. This is all free motion, two layers of batting, quilters dream wool over dream orient. The fabrics everything, just in love with this