Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Deja vu


I always like putting finished quilts on my bed, it makes me feel like they are mine for a minute, then I give them back. This particular quilt I have done before. It was kind of my "big break" quilt if you know what I mean. It's hard for any long-arm quilter to get started, but it just takes one quilt that the customer likes, then your name starts getting passed around. I quilted another one of this "Buggy Barn" quilt back in March 2009 for Scrap Apple Quilts. They still have it up in their store and it makes me feel good knowing that they liked the quilting enough to hang it. So, when I got this same quilt and Sharon told me to quilt it exactly like the one in the store, it was easy on the creative part because I had already done one. So, Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to quilting this quilt and I put the binding on this morning. It's nice to be finished, moving on to the next project!


I love how the basket is quilted, I tried to make it look like a basket just making lines and following them.


The border is way fun because I kind of mimicked the flowers in the quilt and puffed them out with some stippling. Love it!

So-my advice to people who are starting up their quilting business to just go for it. It takes one quilt to get your name going and pretty soon you will have so many quilts that you have to tell people you are 8-10 weeks out. Crazy, but it's fun!

13 comments:

Nedra said...

It's hard to believe you've only been quilting here for less than a year. You've already made such a mark for yourself! I tell people all the time about your beautiful work.

Quilt Hollow said...

I think too...depends on where you live and how close you are to LQS, what kind of guild your among, who is willing to mail them...long list of variables for many longarmers.
As always...your quilting is delightful.

Maggey and Jim said...

I love how you quilted that quilt it is awesome.. Beautifullll.. Thanks for sharing
Maggey

A Plus Quilt Shop said...

I love this quilt! Is there a pattern for it? Your quilting is beautiful!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

OUTSTANDING!! This is the most beautiful quilt I have ever, ever seen!! Wow! What a show stopper! Well done! You are good!!!
Blessings~Sharon

Em said...

I can't stop bragging about you but the wait is hard at times, you are worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what project is next..............

Barb said...

That quilt is beautiful and the way you quilted it just made it pop....great job...and wonderful advice.

Vesuviusmama said...

Drool, drool, drool! No wonder that got your name out there - it is WONDERFUL!

Lissa Jane said...

Oh my gosh, the quilting is just beautiful... you are so very talented..

I also want to thank you for the two patterns I won in your giveaway.. I just love them!

thanks again :O)

Lissa
Australia

Angela said...

Gorgeous!!!! I wish I had a fraction of your skill!!

zarina said...

I love the look of the quilt. Good work.

Ela said...

The quilting is beautiful!You are so very talented!

dj said...

I've seen this quit at the Scrap Apple and fell in love with your quilting! I wanted you to know that I DID NOT like this Buggy Barn pattern at all unti I saw this quilt. The owner's fabric choices and your quilting made me want to make it.