I was hunting for a certain picture the other day on my old laptop and found a file folder of customer quilts from when I was a brand new machine quilter. It is fun to see what I quilted way back when I was brand new:
This next series was a ruined quilt that I saved by quilting it densely where the customer had fused the applique without trimming the fusible. The before:
This quilt was saved in the end and it went home in it’s matching bag:
Oh yes, I remember quilting the following items onto this quilt: wineglass, wine bottle,swiss cheese, fried chicken, and other picnic “Carla” motifs! I was glad I had been able to save the quilt for the owner.
The next one I did with about 4 months experience. This was my first quilt I ever premarked before loading and my very first ruler quilt:
Quilting the “faux” borders on this pieced quilt was a new idea for me at the time- and it was perfect on this quilt. I felt the client’s stars needed something to unify and pull them together.
Anyhow, it was fun to revisit some of these quilts. It is also fun to see how I have matured as a machine quilting artist since then.
I would like to challenge my machine quilting readers to post some of your early work on your own blogs! 🙂
Meanwhile… enjoy your weekend! Regards, Carla
PS: I really should list the piecers /owners of the quilts above:
Pinwheel Quilt- Virginia Nicholmann
Plum and Ant quilt- a designer named Mary ? (I’ll have to look her name up from records.)
yellow/blue and pinapple block quilt: Molly Evangelisti
Feathered Star quilt- Kari McDonald