Monday, November 9, 2015

Can You Quilt This for Me, Marcia? Yes I Can!

My customers ask me to quilt the coolest things!  How many times have I said that?

This is one of my "Up Close to my Quilting" posts. I shared several photos of the whole process. 

About 10 years ago, my customer made a large wall hanging for the backdrop, for a wedding ceremony.  She fused raw edge applique pieces of fabric onto a background fabric. 

Then this past year, she washed it and cut it into smaller sections. She started to hand stitch the leaves, but it was too hard to stitch thru' the layers.  She came to me and asked me:  Can you quilt these 2 sections for me?  I would like it to be thread painted to hold the fabrics, with veins in the leaves and textures in the branches and loops in the background.    Yes, I can!

My customers bring me the coolest quilts!



Here is what the leaves looked like BEFORE I thread painted on them.



And here they are AFTER.



I took several photos of the whole process of quilting the leaves and tree and the background.....












You can see in this photo where she started to hand stitch the leaves and it was too difficult through all the layers. She will pull out her hand stitching after I quilt it.


















You can see that the fusible wasn't even holding any more.  I was able to quilt it all down nice and tight as I thread painted on the tree and the leaves and the background.






























Check out the backside!






























My customers bring me the coolest quilts! Do you agree?



I LOVE my job! I never have a boring day of quilting - thread painting.  And I love when my customers bring me quilting challenges!

Thanks for following along!

Marcia

4 comments:

Holly Ernst said...

I love it! Looks right up my alley!! ;)

Holly Ernst said...

I love it! Looks right up my alley!! ;)

charri hensley said...

This is so amazing, I love the depth that can be achieved with the long arm quilting machine's . Are the long arm quilting machine's all super expensive or are there moderately proceed starters?

Michele said...

That is just fabulous and I'm glad you were able to help her get it completed.