First up is a lovely quilt from one of my friends ... this one has been on my shelves since March (yes, I have several that are that old! yikes!!!!) ... this is a small quilt out of mostly French General fabric by Moda ... so cute!
This next quilt was quite large ... approximately queen size. This is my pattern called Nick's Quilt and is made up of big blocks; it was screaming for a custom something, but I didn't have any great ideas, and I knew my customer wanted it quickly.
If you don't know this about me, I've said it plenty ... I am not a "custom" quilter. I don't mean to sell myself short as I think I do excellent work. But I am not going to take your quilt and turn it into a thread masterpiece with lots of intricate work and feathering, scrolls, doo dads here and there. That is not my style. I appreciate the artistry of that kind of quilting and there are many quilters that are out there for someone that wants that kind of quilting. I prefer simple quilting, just something to keep the quilt together, accentuate the beauty of the piecing, but something understated. True these are not my quilts, but almost everyone I quilt for says "just do what you think is best." Those are the most wonderful words ... my least favorite words ... "I would like, this, this, this and this" or "please make it look like the quilt in this book." I am discovering that it is plenty okay to say "no, I don't quilt like that." I have my own style and it looks like my own style ... I can show you samples and I am happy to do something that you would like, but it is not going to look like that picture in the book.