Sunday, January 28, 2007

Back from the depths...

of the studio. I've been bogged down for nearly two weeks on this huge quilt, which belongs to my lovely client, Gay Jenkins. It is a show quilt, requiring heavily detailed quilting over every square inch of the quilt.
I'm very happy with how it has turned out, and hope that my client will be too. We have a history of some quilt show success together, having won best Longarm quilt at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham the year before last. Gay lives in the UK but has a daughter who lives in Sydney, Australia. She visits here every year for several weeks/a couple of months in the summer, and brings me a quilt or two to quilt for her.
This photo shows the back of the quilt. I use the same thread top and bottom, so the back of a quilt like this one with the light backing makes for a nice wholecloth look.

Next on the agenda, I need to do a couple of quick quilts and get some $$$ in. Luckily, the kiddoes are back at school this week so I have half a chance of resuming some sort of reasonable productivity.

5 comments:

Lisa Walton said...

What a masterpiece - i am sure she will be thrilled with it.

Vicki said...

This one is sure to be an award winner! It's stunning!

Susan said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I wish I could be close enough to study it personally. What a tremendous job you did. Another ribbon would not surprise me.

Darcie said...

Breathtaking, Nic! Breathtaking!

Sue said...

Wow, that is so beautiful, and I'm sure it's even more amazing in person.