Today's post highlights beautiful quilt tops sent to me for quilting. My customers are truly creative!
These are from Rita in big and beautiful Texas. Rita's gorgeous machine embroidered quilts never cease to amaze me. Rita is a tireless champion for Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation/Texas Chapter. She organizes quilt kits, sewing days, and packing days plus many other behind the scenes tasks in order to make and ship beautiful quilts like these to children who are receiving treatment at the three hospitals sponsored by the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. And she has an 'oh my gosh' gorgeous sewing room that is fully stocked with the cutest fabrics for these kiddos.
Enjoy the show!
Embroidered Dogs contains hand guided personal designs of mine mixed with a purchased digital design; Doodlebug by Patricia Ritter of urbanelementz.com
I quilted the Embroidered Animals with various hand guided free motion designs.
Another adorable quilt! Western boots was quilted with a variety of block and pantograph designs. I placed the pantograph designs around the boots so that the boots appear to be on top of the quilting. Individual block designs were placed in the pieced blocks and borders. Designs are from urbanelementz.com, digitechpatterns.com Art and Stitch software, and intelliqentquilting.com
April the giraffe and her baby are Internet sensations and this quilt was finished just in time for April's baby. These sweet embroidered blocks remind me of red work embroidery, very lace-like in appearance. They are set together with a colorful giraffe print. I stitched pantograph designs around the embroidery and added fun block designs that represent Molas. There are six different Mola quilt designs created by Patricia Ritter of urbanelementz.com. I chose four of them and alternated them throughout the quilt; floral, lizard, butterfly and bird. Often, digital pattern designers have just the perfect designs for whatever I'm quilting so there is no need for me to draw it out and digitize it myself. Patricia's Mola designs are a perfect compliment to this quilt.
Next is a modern quilt with a cute little bear embroidered and set in the center block of the quilt. Each block has a different hand guided quilting design in it.
As a machine quilter for hire, there are many quilts that tug at my heart after I finish them. This is one of those quilts. This stunning quilt has impeccably embroidered zebras set off with modern pieced blocks. This was quilted with a mix of digital and hand guided designs. Again, all over designs were added around the embroidery. I was so careful not to quilt into the gorgeous zebras. The designs in the black border and cornerstones are Tribal Braid and Corners by Jessica Schick of digitechpatterns.com
My photography skills do not show the true creativity of this quilt. Each block center contains a dense design that depict ancient drawings/etchings and the border is a town scene that that travels around the quilt body, sashing and perfectly mitered corners. The quilting is a mix of hand guided, ruler work and digital designs. Block designs were set into each block individually around the embroidery.