Tis The Season Custom Longarm Quilting

This is my friend Bernie's beautiful quilt she created in the hoop with embroidery designs by Claudias Creations.   The pattern is called 'Tis the Season.   I love this quilt!

 It had stabilizer and was embroidered over 2 layers of fabrics plus all the threads making this piece very stiff.   I used  2 layers of batting, QD Puff  over a layer of QD white poly select.   I wasn't sure if we would get dimension even using 2 battings but to my surprise it quilted up beautifully.   I chose Puff because it is white compared to my wool and because I have heard it does not hold a crease.  This wallhanging will be stored approximately 10 months every year.   I am interested to find out how true that claim is.   I found a lovely version of thi sonline,  quilted by Karen Marchetti  that I thought had good symmetry that I based my quilting on.  Of course I did not even try to quilt her standard background fill with the tiny squared off fan blades!  I find it so helpful sometimes to see…

Kathryns Vintage Rose Custom Longarm Quilting

Here is version # 5 of a  Vintage Rose  pattern that I have now quilted.  All so different!   I love that this quilt is so versatile.  Kathryn did an amazing job as usual with her version.  I went a little dense in some areas, light custom in other areas but did use double batting with wool on top to get a stronger take on the dimension since quilting itself can be so hard to see on these gorgeous Kafe fabrics.

Isn't that a fun version?!   I used a hot pink thread for most of the quilting.

Pats Vintage Rose - Custom Longarm Quilting

Pat was referred to me by Sandra Kollath in Minnesota.  We met several years ago at one of Denise Green's Judy Niemeyer retreats.   Sandra became a certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer as well and Pat was one of her students.  Pat's quilt is really special because she told me it was her 97th bed sized quilt and she was 87 when she pieced it! 

I choose to accent her beautiful 2 color Vintage Rose with some digital quilting designs.  Most are by Carrie Barone of Peak to Prairie Quilting, some are by Nancy  at Wasatch Quilting and ditching and some designs are my own hand guided designs.

Such a pretty quilt!  What an accomplishment to be able to work on complex designs like these in your 80's. This was Vintage Rose #4 that I have custom longarm quilted.   #5 has already been quilted and shipped as well.   I have a few more in my line up for this year, each very different from all that I have quilted too.   VR is a very customizable pattern that you can create something ver…

Joy - Custom Longarm Quilting by Valerie Wagner

What a Joy to work on this one!   These DeJonge patterns and fabric colors really speak loud and clear.  I also enjoyed working on the smaller size of around 60".   Most of the Judy Niemeyer patterns I  quilt are about 100" so this really was a Joy to custom quilt!

In progress shot across the frame
In progress from underneath frame

A few of these were in progress shots.  I somehow managed to skip taking a photo of the completed back also.    This quilt was a long time in the planning.   I think I had on my books for 2 years, it was rescheduled 2X by the owner, then rescheduled by Huricane Harvey and other events by me!   I am so happy to finally have this one completed.   Some quilts are like that in our lives, they just get waylayed for various reasons.  But she is gorgeous now and I'm told already bound ready to hang.
If you are interested in custom longarm quilting by me, please contact me to discuss.   I also offer  beautiful  edge to edge designs on my2nd  Innova wi…

Belindas Fire Island Hosta

Belinda's gorgeous Fire Island Hosta that she requested to be longarm custom quilted very lightly. The quilt will be used as a bed quilt. They did not want dense quilting or thread build up.  Light and airy but not an edge to edge.  

 I struggle with light custom, I find it a very difficult task for a quilt with lots of skinny points, triangles and wedges. Areas are too small for light and airy designs and pointy areas need structure.  Blender fabrics like these are very hard to get quilting details to show without lots of quilting.  I hope I succeeded with her request!

Kathys Vintage Rose quilt

Cathy's beautiful purple and beige Vintage Rose with the full pieced borders.  There are several variations of this quilt for the borders.

Lots of purple in this one!  I do love purple too.   Cathy wanted matching thread to the fabric so I choose only 1 thread  for most of the purples.  The lights in the small pieced border did get a lighter purple, but that still made 3 purples that I used.   Invisifil for ditching, the one lighter purple for that border then all the rest I used Damson Glide.  I knew those solid like colors would look awesome with Jessica Schicks design for Vintage Rose in those borders and it did not disappoint.  I used some digital designs from Jessica, Wasatch and some hand guided longarm quilting to customize this quilt.
This makes #3 VR that I have quilted, I have 4 more in the line up! All 4 very different from the 3 I have quilted.   3 I already have in house, they will be coming up for their turn soon!