Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More machine quilting

I would like to share a few customer quilts I have worked on the last few days. This first beauty was pieced by my blogging friend Karen from Living Life at Leehaven. She is one of the first blogging friends I have made and her blog was and still is very inspiring to me. So when she asked me to quilt this reproduction quilt for her, I was so thrilled. But also scared...what if I messed up all her hard work.
We decided on the Featheration panto which is one of my favorite designs.

The picture below is a close up of her blocks and her perfect mitered corner.

Showing some of the backing fabric (on the left) which goes extremely good with the top.

It is always fun to quilt a t-shirt quilt. This one was pieced by Sue for her daughter.

Close up of the blocks and the stippel quilting.

The next fat quarter quilt was pieced by Gail. The pattern is in the book Happy Hour, Relax and Enjoy by Atkinson Designs.

I went with the Paisley panto and off set every other row with 25%.

Showing some of the backing fabric.

I quilt a lot of Red, White and Blue Patriotic quilts. This is a Block of the Month quilt pieced by Margie. Oops! Me and this computer never get along. With my daughter at school I couldn't figure out how to flip the picture (look at the basket in the top row-really the bottom).

Close up of some of the blocks and the Stars and Stripes panto.

More blocks and the 2 borders.

Red backing fabric.

The last quilt is a blue and green Triple Irish Chain quilt, which I absolutely love!

I quilted this quilt for Marty and went with the Curly Q design, another favorite panto of mine.

Close up of some of the blocks.

Backing of the quilt.

Happy Quilting!


Terry said...

Such lovely quilts! And such wonderful quilting! It must be a joy to get to have a hand in quilting these beauties! :0)

Julia said...

oh wow.. all lovely quilts.
Karen's quilt is beautiful, perfect in every way...you did beautiful quilting on it, Karen will be thrilled to bits I'm sure.
Love it!

Quilt Hollow said...

As always...fun show and share here!!

Muddling Through said...

Millie, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful quilts! It is always so inspiring to see what other quilters have made and then to see your quilting setting it off is just the icing on the cake.

Diane said...

Beautiful quilts and the quilting you did is so wonderful!

Tam said...

Beautiful quilting Millie and the quilts are gorgeous!

call me crazy said...

Wow, such beauties! And your quilting really brings them to life~ great job! :-)

Lori said...

There Gorgeous!!

Zlaty said...

Very pretty quilts! I am glad you are posting again Millie!

Did your friend Karen pieced the backing? I love all the pantos you picked!
The triple Irish chain quilt is great,too. That quilt is on my make some day list. :)

Happy sewing!

Millie said...

Hi Zlaty
The backing on Karen's quilt is a printed piece of fabric and it goes so well with the top.

soggybottomflats said...

Hi Millie, thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts! Your work is very humbling to me, I love it! Elaine

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

They're all beautiful quilts! Love all the quilting designs you used.

Cindy said...

Oh, Millie, how beautiful. Do you do most of your work with pantos or do you have one of those computer thingies that you input a design into and your longarm "takes off". (sorry, I don't know what those "thingies" are called).

Myra said...

You've been busy!!! Keeps you out of trouble right!?! lol!

Gorgeous quilts! It must be a pleasure to see and work on so many different designs!

Your quilting, as per usual, is absolutely lovely Millie! 8-)

Happy stitchings and thanks for sharing!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Oh, my! You do such beautiful work. And so do your clients! Love to see a post like this. Almost as good as going to a quilt show!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You've been very busy Millie! Great quilting.

Micki said...

The quilts are just gorgeous!

The Quilt Buddy said...

You have been busy!

Thank for the beautiful parade of quilts!

Michelle said...

Millie-I need your address, I can't get onto my other computer to get it from before and I want to send you your charms, dear. email me. rosebudquilter@yahoo.com
Hope you are well!

That Girl said...

Those are all such beautiful quilts! I especially love the triple Irish chain quilt...

You did a wonderful job!

Jennifer :)

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Millie, I love the quilt in your header. Is there a pattern for it, or did you design it yourself? It's been a long time since I went blog hopping. I am loving looking at everything I've missed on your blog the last couple of months.ooxx`jodi

*karendianne. said...


I am so, so pleased with my quilt. These photos are fantastic but can't do the real quilt justice. To see it and feel it up close and in person is just... divine!!! I'm so thrilled to bits as Julia says. I am now more motivated than ever before to get my next quilt done. I hit a creative road block with it but I'm trying to work thru it.

I love that T-shirt quilt you did. Amazing quilting with that and then onto that Sampler. Wow! Stars and Stripes panto is fantastic.

Also, just wanted to mention how creative it was to use that Paisley panto and off set that by with 25%. I mean, I don't fully understand that but I can see it visually and it's amazing.

You can do some amazing things!!!

Trienie Krugel said...

Wow Millie, as usual great work!! The piecing on the 1st one is so perfect, congratulate your friend from me please!

Nettie said...

Stunnig works Millie! and my word, I don't know how you manage to do so much quilting, even with your machine! Keep well ;o)

searchfamilies said...

What beautiful quilts & your quilting just makes them perfect
Hugs Janice

momtofatdogs said...


what does it mean when you said "I set every other row at 25%" ?

I am curious now!


bingo~bonnie said...

Karen's repo quilt is an eye catcher! I sure wish I knew her secret to perfect mitered borders! I've never made them but have an upcoming quilt that is begging to have them added to for the final 3 borders.... I may skip on over to her blog now and see if I can find any tutorial or tips. ;)

oh and I la,la,LOVE the backing fabric on Marty's quilt - the white with blue floral!!! I wish I could have some of that fabric for my "My Blue Heaven" quilt I have in progress!!!

Thanks for sharing your customer quilts on your blog!!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie