I used to quilt! A lot. For years. I even worked at the Calico Cat quilt shop and taught quilting. I did bed quilts, lap quilts, baby quilts, miniature quilts and wall quilts. I did piecing, paper piecing and needle-turned applique (I really liked the applique). Then I started knitting. And knitting and knitting and knitting and spinning. Did I mention the knitting?!?!? I tend to become slightly compulsive with my hobbies in case you were wondering.
Anyway, I have a wonderful Bernina Virtuosa 155 sewing machine that makes quilting like play. It is a great machine and is so reliable. I have two friends who I still do machine quilting for. I am their own personal quilter! They have grandsons who are the same age and they like to make identical projects and then I get to quilt them.
Here are some of the quilts I’ve done for them recently.
This one is a baby quilt for Nancy. I did a medium stipple over the whole quilt. It is so cute!
Both Bev and Nancy made a wall hanging out of this cute panel with borders. I stitched all the borders around the blocks and then did the outer borders. After Christmas, I think they are going to have me embellish them with beads, buttons and cute little hearts and bells, etc.
This is a lovely throw that Bev made. It’s also quilted with a medium stipple.
Bev made this beautiful quilt using panels and piecing around them. Notice the little “helper”! Here’s the front:
And the back!
Bev made this wallhanging with many, many little tiny pieces!
And last but not least, Nancy made up this baby quilt with panels and strips.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trip into my “quilting” life!
Now, back to the knitting!!!