Saturday, October 1, 2011

Custom Quilting

Most of you know that I have a small custom quilting business. I've been doing it for 6, 7 years...wow. Has it been that long? I don't advertise, I'm simply a word of mouth person. I have as much work as I'd like. I could do more, but life is short, and I don't want to spend all of my time on someone else's work, if you know what I mean.

I do all of my machine quilting on my Bernina.

Every once in a while, a quilt comes across my path that I absolutely love. This was one of them. It is SO cute! I haven't embroidered in ages, but I've requested to borrow the pattern from this quilt's owner. It's just that cute!

As I was preparing to begin quilting, I got a call, asking how I would quilt around an embroidery. Well, that gave me an idea for this post, so here you go. When I receive an embroidered quilt, I try to accent the embroidery. After all, there are hours and hours of work in the embroidery, it should be the focal point. And then I knock down the background, with something that does not compete. On this cute little bunny quilt, I filled the background with stipple-meandering and hanging hearts.

I take care not to stitch over any of the embroidery. It is better to quilt "wide" than to hit the embroidery. I also went around all important aspects of the design. You probably can't see it, but I went around the ears and the tails and the heads, while leaving the busy grass and flowers alone.

And there you go. Cute as a button! I will be sorry to see this one go back to its owner. It has been a delight to quilt.

Thanks for checking in...

2 comments:

quiltedtime said...

Adorable!

pb said...

okay that helps to see the picture. Love the quilt. Maybe next week I will get the courage to quilt my little "winter" quilt.