Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another finish...........

I am feeling good now with a few quilts finished and ready to be sent back to my customers. The baby deadline is creeping closer and I don't know how I am going to make every quilt deadline, but I am going to try. I really need to have a couple "quicky" quilts, but I don't. Custom quilt work is all I do and I don't know how to control my urge to just quilt everything! Help my urge! Just kidding, I enjoy it, but it does take a long time to quilt each quilt I put on the racks.


This is Beth's quilt. She is an excellent piecer - the quilt is totally straight - especially the triangles in the corners of the blocks - they matched up perfectly! It worked really well with the technical quilting I did in this quilt. A lot of ruler work, stitch in the ditch, and connecting lines. I thought this would go by super fast, but each row of squares (14) took me an hour and a half and that's without stopping (add in the interruptions - sore back and feet - and it took a while. I was able to connect all the straight lines and connecting lines without having to start and stop repeatedly. The more you quilt, the better you get at figuring which way to quilt so you don't have to start and stop over and over again. I love it - makes life easier.



Simple feathering for the borders and there you go! I love it!


Here's the back, I always love the back of the quilts! I used over 3000 yards of thread in this quilt. I hope you like it! And I hope Beth does too!

17 comments:

Alycia said...

Wow! I am sure she will LOVE it!

peggy said...

Your quilting is terrific. Do you quilt for just anybody or only special people? I would love to send one to you if you are open to the public. Please reply.

Judi said...

In answer to Peggy's question. I can't take anymore quilts at this time. I am currently booked until June next year and won't start booking again until April next year. Sorry, I wish I could take your quilt!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

And there you go...just as easy as that! You do such fabulous detailed work Judi. How could Beth not like it?

MGM

Sherri said...

Wow...this is just amazing...absolutely beautiful...I'm sure she will be in love with the quilting!

Barb said...

She will simply looooovvvvvee it!!

Deanna/Mimi said...

Incredible. How very gifted you are to not only to be able to do this but also the confidence you have in taking someone's long hard work and making it even more beautiful. Keep up the good work Judi...your work is a blessing to all.

vivian said...

The feathers in the borders are gorgeous!!

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow that came out beautiful!! Now go rest your feet & back!!

karenfae said...

you sure are one busy lady! how you keep up with all of this and your kids is beyond me you must have a ton of energy. You need to rest that back and those feet, bet you are glad the baby will be here soon.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Judi said...

It's beautiful as all your work. I love looking at the backs as much as I do the front with your quilting.

Nedra said...

I love to see every creation you do! Perfection!

Vicki W said...

I love your quilting on this quilt!

Beth S said...

I am so excited to get this quilt. THe quilting looks fabulous. It is a quilt for my daughter for her wedding, Nov. 6. Judi you take my quilts to another level! Thanks so much!

Em said...

Beautiful work, Friend!!!!! I am forever in awe of you and your talent and poured over my Muertos this morning for so long....had to celebrate on my blog of course! Lucky daughter of BEth's to get this piece of art!!!

Stray Stitches said...

Absolutely stunning quilting!

Deborah said...

OMG I'm making this one. The inspiration is from Kaffe's book about a museum in London. Now I have to finish. I had help from the cat and the snowball corners got mixed up. You are an artist Lady!