Last year I offered my longarm quilting services to Quilts of Valour. People donate quilt tops and fabric for backing and they ask longarmers to provide the batting and longarm services for free. I received these two quilts in January. One is a very busy batik quilt so I used an edge to edge design called Dazzle.
The second quilt has a lot more background space so I chose to custom quilt it. Ironically the donated quilt top was from Quiltessential’s 2011 Block of the month program and I made the identical blocks (here is a link to my finished quilt).
When I first saw Rosalie’s quilt tops I immediately noticed the quality of her work. The piecing was beautiful, there were no wonky borders and the pressing was top notch. I knew I was going to enjoy working on them.
She chose Bumpity for her beautiful flannel quilt. I used a soft grey that worked so well within all the blocks.
For her larger quilt she picked Yo Yo and I used Glide’s mocha thread.
Thank you Rosalie. It was truly a pleasure to work on your quilts.
I donated this kingsize Batik quilt to be used at a silent auction fundraiser for The Bockman Foundation. It is a non-profit charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries. I got a email informing me that the quilt sold for $600. I then found out that the people who bought the quilt re-donated it to another silent auction fundraiser for a family with 3 kids that just lost their father. I couldn’t be happier. I hope that my quilt brings at least another $600 for that family.
I just did a free hand edge to edge swirl design in the body and some custom quilting in the set in triangles and border.
Patty and her sister Peggy made these 7 beautiful quilts for the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch. They asked me to quilt them and I was happy to help out. I tried to quilt each one with a design that fit with the quilt:
There were two Mickey/Minnie mouse quilts. I designed my own pantograph and used it on these two quilts:
For the hockey themed quilt I used a pantograph called Baptiste Swirl:
On this beautiful, green animal themed quilt I used a pantograph called puppy paws:
For the baseball themed quilt I used a design called bumpity: