For over ten years, I quilted professionally, taking quilt tops and transforming them into finished quilts. I love the process of quilting, especially when there is open space for the quilting to show. Complex piecing and wide open spaces create wonderful opportunities for the stitched line to enhance the overall impact of the finished quilt. I am no longer taking customer quilts, but am available for consultations for quilting designs. If you would like a private consultation ($30 per hour) please reach out through email.
The carp quilted in gold thread were marked with a stencil using Pounce Iron Off Chalk powder. Watch the video of my hand guided longarm stitching of the design.
On this quilt, I chose motifs from the Japanese fabrics used in the log cabin blocks and amplified them to create hand drawn and stenciled quilting motifs in contrasting thread. The black sections provided a perfect background for the motifs when a bright color (silver gray) thread was used.