Sunday, October 5, 2008

Machine Quilting Vingtage Quilt Tops

In September and August I began working on some vintage quilt tops. The tops were originally going to be machine quilted by a professional long arm quilter but things didn’t work out as planned and I was commissioned to do the quilting.

Since I am still in the “learning stages” when it comes to machine quilting, this was a little intimidating. The thought of “messing up” a vintage item was pretty scary!

So, I took a deep breath and just started with what I new so far and made up the rest as I went along.

Here is the first quilt. Here is a close up of the front.
Here is how the back looks.
Here is the second quilt.
Here is a close up of the front.
Here is how the back looks.
Here is the third quilt. Here is a close up of the front.
Here is how the back looks.
As I was progressing my confidence was building and although I still have much to learn I am pretty pleased with the end results.

6 comments:

Posh And Trendy said...

I'd have been scared too but you did an excellent job.

belinda said...

OH PATTY...what a wonderful job you did on the quilting....i gave in this weekend to "hand" quilting the baby quilt i have posted about earlier....i too am afraid to machine quilt yet...so afraid i would mess it up.

and THANK YOU..THANK YOU..for the info about my pictures not enlarging after i post them.....that is exactly what i did....i moved the pictures instead of my text....that was the first time i had ever done it that way....i knew that my pictures had always enlarged before.....thank you so much again....!

Texas Mom said...

Patty, you don't need to go see a "professional"... you ARE a professional!

jacquie said...

wowsers...you did a wonderful job. they look amazing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well they are just lovely. Nice job.

Melissa said...

Wow - great job! To me it looks like you're a pro!

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