In my last post about renters, I told you about Erin. Well, she came right back in after her certification class to quilt two big guys! This first one was made from scraps of her husband’s quilts. She joked that she needed to run to the store after her rental because one of the shirts she cut up for this quilt was made from his favorite shirt and she stole it from the closet while he was out of town on business. Here’s hoping he’ll be too pleased with his new quilt to be upset! Erin enjoys free motion quilting and gave this quilt some simple “e’s” and “l’s”. Without realizing it, Erin used one of my tips for getting started in free motion quilting – just use your own cursive handwriting to create unique motifs that look amazing!
For her Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt she did another free hand design. Using her squares as a guide, she made simple loops that point up and down. Most people would be tempted to stay in the same row or column of squares. But for every other square, Erin dipped down into the next row. This creates an interesting interlocking all over design. It’s hard to believe this was only her second time on the longarm! Be sure to check out Erin’s blog, www.houseonhillroad.com she has a lot of fun projects ideas and easy to follow tutorials over there.
Good friends Sandy and Renee came in for their rental certification together. They had a great time learning the ends and outs of longarm quilting! Longarm coach Amy was so surprised to see the two of them were friends, Renee was wearing a UK shirt and Sandy was decked out in U of L apparel. Renee said teams have nothing to do with quilting and they can still hang out together! Sandy’s quilt was a solid batik block with alternating split rail blocks. The colors sang with vibrancy, without being rainbowish. The quilting design she chose was the drop circle design. She used purple thread that read nicely on the front and back. It looked perfect combined with the piecing and fabric.
Renee’s quilt top was a solid piece of Riley Blake fabric. The back of the quilt was solid brown that picked up on the strips in the top. She chose pink thread which showed up nicely on the front and back. The quilting pattern is paisley posey design board. It accented the girly flair of her top. Both ladies had a great time together and put aside their team loyalty differences for the love of quilting!
Tammie’s stunning quilt is called “tulips in the snow.” She created the top with different red prints in the 20 block layout and kept the white areas all the same fabric. The quilting pattern is the snowflakes design board which looks beautiful with the themed design. Can’t you imagine snuggling up on a cold winter’s night under this fabulous quilt? Tammie did a great job with all aspects of her quilt. We can’t wait to see what she’ll bring in next! This was only her second longarm experience. Great job Tammie!