Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For the past week I have been stuck behind these two quilts..

This was a quilt done by Heather Purcell of Superior Threads.
When she commissioned me to do this quilt, I was really nervous because come on, she is the owner of Superior Threads, the best thread out there if I do say so myself.

I did a ton of pebble work to make the quilting stand out.


Align CenterThis was a fun quilt as well, lots of feathers in this one.

I love the little leaves.

The brown triangles are done with the texture magic and they look so cool, (the pictures really don't do them justice!) The fabric is from a new line from Timeless Treasures called Vienna.

I don't know why I do this, but I am always so nervous when I give any quilt back to the customer. Whether I am charging right, whether it's too much or too little; whether or not all the work put into the quilt looks good to them. It's really tough sometimes to be a long-arm quilter, but I guess it takes a little confidence and self-worth.

Thanks to everyone that has loved my new patterns, I am thrilled with the positive feedback I have gotten from all of you. Have a wonderful week, hopefully I will be better at posting!

34 comments:

Florence said...

oh my stars, that is one gorgeous quilt lady,,,,,it really shows off your talents with that long arm quilting,,,you should be very proud of it,,,and the quilt maker also,,,,,,Flo

Deborah said...

Wow! I'm sitting here saying wow wow wow. My husband said wow what? Then he looked at the photo! The pebble work is stunning. I love the little leaves too. Superior Threads should hire you for all their print work. Just beautiful!

jaybird said...

nice work!!... your quilting is sooo detailed!!

clare's craftroom said...

Wow what detailed work , really beautiful !

Christine said...

amazing work, what kind of machine do you have?

cheers
Christine

A Crafty Moment said...

I have to say, This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. Simply Beautiful!!

Csigi said...

Wow, beautiful quilting!

Puddle of Grace said...

Stunning... seriously, beautiful work!

Barb said...

Your work is absoutely amazing....I am in awwwwwwwww of your talent.

sdgodfrey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Both of them are outstanding!!!

Kaye said...

awesome,talented,beautiful,gorgeous, there are not enough adjectives to describe the beauty of the quilt. Superior threads must be thrilled

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Incredible!

karenfae said...

you do such awesome work. If there comes a point that I can't do my hand quilting anymore I will have to send my quilt to you to quilt them!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

Amazing work Judi! Has Heather seen these yet? I know they left this morning for Long Beach. I'm sure she will be thrilled!

Shogun said...

The quilt and the quilting are gorgeous.

Needled Mom said...

You should not feel nervous as your work is spectacular!

Ruth B said...

Wow. Not my colors in the quilt but the quilting took it from ordinary to extraordinary!! You do amazing work.

call me crazy said...

Wow is right! Your quilting really puts the life in that quilt!

Fiesta said...

you did a spectacular job quilting that!

PattiCakes said...

You have got to be kidding me! That is one stunning piece of quiting art! I can't stop looking at the detail. Thank you so much for sharing.

Alyson said...

I love it when you show us what you are quilting. Don't ever be nervous, your talent is amazing!!!! My jaw drops every time. :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Judi....APPLAUSE sent your way once again girlfriend! I bet your not charging enough for all that work you put into the quilt. Your quilting made that quilt!!

Dena said...

Beautiful job in quilting both of these quilts. Although both of them are very nice, I especially like the flying geese quilt with pebble quilting. Great job!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness is that quilt incredible! Such beautiful quilting. I am in total awe. I can't even imagine the work involved to make it look so spectacular! Beautiful!!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Oh my Stunning!!! Beautiful quilt and stunning quilting.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Stunning! the rich colors! oh my. I can see myself wrapped in that quilt. what? no? sigh.

rats.

Superior Threads said...

Great work Judi. You made these quilts look spectacular. Great interpretation of space and the right amount of quilting. Thanks so much for getting these ready in time to show at Long Beach Quilt Festival and beyond.
-- Heather (Mother Superior) and Annie.

Teresa's Quilt Stash said...

WOW! AWESOME!!!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I am in awe of the quilting in that quilt! I love scrap quilts because there is so much to look at - well, the quilting on this quilt gives it so much to look at. Fabulous job. There is no way she could NOT love what you have done.

Sølvi's blog said...

You did a great job on that brown flying-geese quilt. What kind of batting did you use on that one? A thick polyester or what?

Merete said...

The quiling is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Iva said...

Great job on both quilts. The first one is absolutely stunning! You should be very proud of your work. If it was my quilt, I would be thrilled with your exceptional workmanship. What kind of quilting machine and setup to you use? And how did you get started in the business of quilting for others?

Quilt Rat said...

HOLY COW!!!!! Your quilting is absolutely and amazingly incredible.

Molly said...

I machine quilt too (not as good as you) and I am always nervous to give a customer a quilt too. You just never know if you are going to meet their expectations, and if they are going to be OK with the price!