Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quilting by Check

When I first heard this expression I really chuckled.  Then I realized it's the only way many of us get projects finished.  It is a bear to struggle with a full or queen quilt on your DSM.  I know, because I've done it myself.

This customer sent me a quilt shortly after I started quilting for others in 2005.  She's from the other side of the country and we have never met.  I did one quilt and then assumed she found a quilter that lived a little closer than 3000 miles away. Last month, out of the blue, I got an email asking if I could quilt a top for her.  She said she finally got another quilt finished.
Here is her latest work.  I absolutely love the color combination on this piece.  I had a multi colored King Tut, light pink and a greeny brown combo.  Perfect for this piece.  I did an edge to edge freehand swirl and spiral design.

Now to attach and hand sew the binding for her.  What a way to finish your Christmas gift giving!  Works great for both of us.
What are you working on for Christmas?  Will have have it finished?  I'm talking about this Christmas, you know, the one that is going to be here in less than 40 days.


liz said...

No special plans for Christmas, but perhaps a tidy up before the New Year would be in order. Confused about your post title until I realised it was a spelling/cultural issue at work.

Janet O. said...

So Liz would probably have understood immediately if the post was labeled "Quilting by Cheque".
That is quite the quilt. I would have loved to see a photo of the back to be able to admire your quilting more clearly, but what I can see is lovely. : )
Still have to bind the one quilt I am giving as a gift this year. Just got it back from the LAQ on Wednesday.
I am kind of working on a plaid red/green Smokey Mountain Stars that I would like to have in my family room for Christmas, but I am not going to stress over it. If it gets finished, fine. If not, there will be Christmas again next year.

Mimi said... just HAD to remind me that it is in 40 days. I need to get through Thanksgiving first. Although I have started friends Christmas shopping. Family will have to wait until I can get out and do a big shopping day.